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Mark Beard

Mark Beard

Mark is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist and has been Chairman/Chief Executive of Beard since 1999. Mark’s key achievements include developing a culture which is focussed on staff development, customer service and continuous business improvement. Mark was Oxfordshire Businessman of the Year in 2004.

Beard is a £160m / annum construction company with offices in Oxford, Guildford, Swindon and Bristol. Beard was West of England Business of the Year in 2014. Mark has a variety of outside interests, including: 

  • Member of Construction Manager Magazine Editorial Advisory Board
  • Member of Henley Business School Advisory Board
  • Governor of Christ Church Cathedral Choir School 
  • Patron of Alexander Devine Children's Hospice 
  • Patron of Nexus
  • Founder of Beard Charitable Foundation 
  • High Sheriff in Nomination for Oxfordshire for Shrieval Year commencing April 2022


Mark is a keen real tennis player and cricketer and has been a playing member of the MCC for the last 30 years.