Mark Beard, who heads the highly successful Beard
construction group,has suggested that the building industry should not wait to
be told by government to up its game on quality.
“Last month, the Government announced that it was launching a
consultation, promising a radically new building and fire safety system,” he
“But do we really need to wait for the government to tell us
what to do? Alternatively, we can identify within our own practices, teams, and
organisations where we can improve on and get on and do it.”
He added that for the more enlightened contractors, quality
has always been high up the agenda, in part because delivering quality is very
closely linked to one’s reputation.
Beard has more recently become a regional construction
company, including a successful operation in Oxford, undertaking increasingly
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