Regional construction company Beard, with offices in Oxford, Swindon and Guildford, has made two new appointments to its Board of Directors

Dean Averies, Commercial Director for Beard Oxford, joins the Beard board as Oxford Construction Director. Dean has been with the family-owned firm since 1988 when he joined as a trainee estimator. Since then he has held various estimating, quantity surveying and contract management positions before being promoted to Managing Surveyor in 1999 and subsequently Commercial Manager in 2005.

Andrew Sparkes, also joins the Beard Board as Swindon Construction Director. Andrew has been with the company since 2007 where he has been Construction Manager for Beard Swindon. During this time he has been responsible for managing the firm’s major projects division in the region. Andrew started his life as an engineer with Sir Robert McAlpine.

“I am delighted to welcome Dean and Andrew to the Beard Board. Both men bring a wealth of experience and specialist skills and expertise to the table in a wide range of operational areas,” says Beard Managing Director, Mark Beard. “I am confident that Dean and Andrew will add great value to the business. They will also play an important role in shaping the success and long-term growth of our company by helping us achieve our strategic priorities, which are to enhance the relationships we have with our customers and drive long-term growth for the business.”