Family firm crowned West of England’s Business of the Year 2014

06 August 2014

Family owned E.W Beard has been crowned this year’s winner of the prestigious West of England’s Business of the Year 2014 in the over £25m turnover category.

With offices in Swindon, Oxford and Guildford, Beard has been providing customers with innovative solutions to complex construction needs for over 100 years. The judging panel, made up of the region’s most respected business leaders, was unanimous in the decision to crown Beard the winner. The judges were impressed by the firm’s historic growth, which dates back to 1892, as well as its ongoing support and development of its people. In particular, the panel noted the legacy the Beard family continues to build for future generations.

In the category for companies with a turnover below £25m, the judges had a tough decision with four very strong contenders making the shortlist. But Devon—based the Gro Company took the top spot, demonstrating its innovative and trusted sleep solutions for babies and toddlers. The judges noted the firm’s impressive and progressive exporting strategy, with Gro setting up the business and exporting overseas, all in the last 12 months alone.

The West of England Business of the Year Awards are some of the region’s most prestigious business awards. Now in their 26th year, they were announced at a gala ceremony held in Bristol and hosted by Ian Axton of ITV News West Country, last week.

You can watch the highlights from the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards here:


For more details, please contact Jessica Poole on Email:[email protected] or on Tel: 0117 9281 10.

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Nice to see small businesses not only growing and prospering but getting the recognition for it as well. Maybe this will inspire the next Beard or Gro.

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