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During the pandemic, this Swindon-based construction group has kept more than 90% of its sites in operation while using enhanced safety measures, with office staff working remotely. Chairman Mark Beard, 57, is the fourth generation of his family to lead the business, which was founded in 1892. With offices in Bristol, Guildford and Oxford, it saw sales rise to £158.7m last year. Current projects include a new postgraduate training centre at the Royal Agricultural University in Swindon.

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Company details
ActivityConstruction contractor
Sales £m158.7
Operating profit £m4.7
Main shareholdersBeard family & trusts (100%)

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