12:34pm Thursday 29th March 2012
By Andrew Smith
Building firm Beard is bucking the trend in the construction industry after unveiling record results.
The company, based at Cumnor Hill, Oxford, saw its pre-tax profit more than double in 2011 to £1.073m, compared to £464,000 in the previous year.
Managing director Mark Beard said: “Understanding the changing climate, adapting quickly with streamlined processes and maintaining an enthusiastic workforce are helping us to succeed.
“Above all it’s about delivering projects to a much higher standard and doing the basics really well.”
Over the last year the company, which employs 74 staff at Cumnor Hill, won major contracts with Woodstock-based medical instruments manufacturer Owen Mumford, student accommodation in St Ebbe’s, Oxford and restoration work at University Church of St Mary the Virgin on Oxford’s High Street.
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