Little could our founder, Edward William Beard, know when he started working for his father in the summer of 1892, at the humble age of 14, that Beard would become the respected company it is today, turning over £160m and employing more than 300 people across four regional offices.
Today, led by the fourth generation of the Beard family, Mark Beard, the assets we have built over many years - our skills and knowledge, supply chain partners, systems, tools and technology - are brought to every project, alongside a commitment to excellence and a people focused ethos.
We're proud to have held Investors in People Gold Accreditation since 2011, and Gold for Health and Wellbeing since 2022. Our people first approach enables career development and personal growth. Underpinning these efforts, we manage a renowned trainee programme and empower people to ask questions, ensuring we’re a business fit for the future.
As the company grows and the world changes, we continue to enhance our strategy to attract and retain the best people. This together with our financial strength and family culture ensures we're a business fit for the future.
One of the most positive aspects of this review revolved around the perception that Beard is a really good place to work. People remarked on the friendly, family atmosphere within the organisation. The Trainee programme is, in their words, ‘second to none’, and all trainees highlighted the exceptional support and dedication of the Chairman. The review confirmed that people feel valued and proud to work for Beard. I was very impressed with the vibrant and supportive attitude within Beard. I am delighted to confirm that Beard has gained the Gold award during this Investors in People Review.
Cath Parish, Investors in People Assessor, 2023 Review
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