Chairman Mark Beard, 54, is the fourth generation of his family to lead this construction business, founded in Swindon in 1892. Now with offices in Bristol, Guildford and Oxford, sales rose by 23% to £136.9m last year, helped by an increase in framework contracts, as well as a growing commercial rentals business. Current projects include the new Being Brunel museum next to Bristol’s Floating Harbour.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank205
CompanyE W Beard
ActivityConstruction contractor
LocationSwindon
Sales £m136.9
Operating profit £m4.3
Main shareholders

Beard family (100%)

Staff276
Founded1892
Websitewww.beardconstruction.co.uk

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