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Who we are

Beard is a top regional construction company with offices in Swindon, Oxford, Guildford and Bristol. We design, build, restore and refurbish buildings throughout the South of England. Our projects range in size from smaller schemes to complex construction projects worth up to £20 million.


Beard is an independent long-established business that was formed by George Beard in Swindon in 1892. In December 1934, E W Beard Limited was incorporated.

The present Deputy Chairman Alan Beard, and Chairman Mark Beard, are the third and fourth generation of the family.

Beard opened an office in Oxford in 1964 and in 2009, we continued our expansion with an office in Guildford, in 2014 we opened our latest office in Bristol.

The business has developed considerably in recent years. It remains independent and family owned, but run by a team of highly qualified professional Directors and Managers. The company operates from its freehold premises in three of their locations and a temporary leased office in Bristol prior to its move to new freehold premises in late 2017, and has invested in up to date systems and processes to ensure that traditional skills are complimented by the modern back office.

Today Beard continues to be at the cutting edge of building contracting. As recession struck in 2008 the company reported a record turnover of £56 million; turnover continues to grow.

The Business Plan, which the staff and Directors are working to, utilises the very strong financial position of the company and the security of the independence of family shareholding as keystones to continued growth, through strong customer relationships and excelling in project delivery.


(Left to Right) :Dean Averies, Neil Sherreard, Marc Bayley, Andrew Jenner, Mark Beard, Mike Hedges, Kerry Heathcote; Alan Beard, Dave Stockham

“Beard have been an essential partner to Business West in driving the business agenda forward within the West of England. They have been at the forefront of improvements in the region and have been fully supportive of local business.”
Phil Smith, Managing Director
Great Western Enterprises

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