Commercial Testimonials

Complimentary Correspondence

VolkerFitzpatrick - Various Contracts

I have worked with Barrie Beard Ltd on various contracts over the last 6 years, the projects have been very challenging with client and public interface.Their polite demeanour and positive can do attitude is a credit to their company. The majority of their workforce have started as apprentices with Barrie Beard and it is clear that they all have the same attitude to work. I have no hesitation in recommending them as the best M & E contractor I have worked with.
 

Alan Clark MCIOB, Operations Manager - VolkerFitzpatrick


The Commandery - Museums Worcestershire

I just wanted to say thank you for all your hard work and support to get us to a very successful opening at The Commandery this weekend. It's looking great and I'm really proud of all we've achieved.

Philippa Tinsley - The Commandery - Museums Worcestershire


Pell Frischmann Consultants - LAMDA - London Accademy for Music & Dramatic Art

It has been a pleasure working with you on Lamda Phase 2 project.  This was  quite a complicated project as this has lot of Audio Visual & Stage Lighting Equipment for both the Auditorium & Various Studios. I am pleased to inform you that project is successfully completed & quality of workmanship was excellent.  

Joe Sagger, Senior Electrical Engineer - Pell Frischmann Consultants


- Herons Park Nursing Home

Could I also offer you congratulations for having Dave (Mould BB Electrician) on your team - he was a credit to your organisation, very sector sensitive, a really hard worker – and we would be more than happy to have him back to work in the home any time!
     

Janet Galloway, Herons Park Nursing Home


VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd - Ilford Train Care & Stabling Project

"All of the team you have sent down have been a great help to the project, and we are very grateful for their assistance. They are an asset to Barrie Beard Ltd."
 

Alan Warner, Regional Services Manager - Major Projects - VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd


Airedale Group

Firstly can you pass on my thanks to the guys who have done a tremendous job at Vale Refinery so much to say that Phil couldn’t sing their praises enough for their attitude and helpfulness. So a big thanks from me. Once again a massive thanks to the guys.
 

Alastair Rogers, Project Manager, Construction - Airedale Group


Birmingham City Council

I would like to thank you and the team for all your help and support over the last 18 months or so, it’s been a pleasure to work alongside you.
   

Keith Cooper, Education and Skills Infrastructure I Planning and Regeneration - Birmingham City Council


Lovell / Morgan Sindall Group - Charlemont Farm Apartment Blocks, West Bromwich

Dave (Griffin, Barrie Beard Ltd Site Foreman) is a very responsible and professional person.  He has taken care of the electrics on this site exemplary, and at times looking after 20+ men at any one time. The Health & Safety record on this Site for Dave and Barrie Beard Ltd is first class. This can be backed up with the Health & Safety reports that are issued each month by your own Independent Inspector. Dave is a very responsive & pro-active at all times, making sure that H & S is of the utmost importance. He holds regular Tool Box talks to cover all topics relating to working on a High Rise Scheme. Dave always leads by example, he sets himself High Standards and expects all his workforce to duplicate his high standards. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Dave or his Team, he is always willing to go the extra mile and with a smile. He treats all properties and tenants with the utmost respect. He makes sure that all floors are protected, items covered over and foot protection worn in all properties. He also takes the time to explain things to tenants about what they have done and the reasons why. It has been a real pleasure working with Dave and his team he is not only a credit to Barrie Beard Ltd but also to himself.
     

Margaret Down, Resident Liaison Officer/Co-ordinator - Lovell / Morgan Sindall Group


Alamo Manufacturing Services

Just a note to say what a good professional job your guys did today, with a minimum amount of disruption to our production. Please pass on my thanks.

Dale Clarke, Maintenance Manager - Alamo Manufacturing Services


Network Rail

Thank you for your effort and support in the last few weeks in getting the DNO works at Imperial Wharf over the line. This will make a difference to the customers that use Imperial Wharf Station. Teamwork really helped in bringing this all together on the night.

Elizabeth Walker - Network Rail


SpaGas

The works that the guys have done Is second to none, they have made a fantastic job. You had a good team there, credit to Steve how he ran the job.

Darren Pitts - SpaGas


Construction Delivery - Network Rail

I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you and your teams for all the hard work in assisting the project to achieve this milestone and in particular the dedication of Dan Ingram (BB foreman) and his team who worked relentlessly over the last weeks carrying out the electrical installations at the four stations....

I. Dixon, Project Manager - Construction Delivery


Willmott Dixon - Arley Primary School

Whilst writing, I thought I would say good effort all round. I’m sure Richard Whitehead (WD Project Manager) would agree Darren (Stokes, BB Contract Manager) and Adam (Bore, BB Foreman) really helped make the project a success so thanks for the effort.

Roohel Miah, Project Surveyor - Willmott Dixon


Integrated Plantroom Technologies - Project Merlin

I would like to thank you and your guys for your assistance and cooperation over the last week or so in getting these plantrooms finished and out on time for us. It has been greatly appreciated by us and your men have come across as very professional and dedicated.

Brendan Flynn, Electrical Manager - Integrated Plantroom Technologies


Virtus Consult - Rolls Royce

Lyndon I just wanted to say thanks for your support and hard work over past couple of years. It is very much appreciated. Best Regards

Emma Grady, Director - Virtus Consult


Wates Construction - Frederick Bird Primary School

On my project at Frederick Bird Primary School they have been my top performer throughout and we are handing over the project within the contract period. Warren was accommodating throughout the VE process and ensuring our project was within budget, also they have worked very well alongside Drayton Beaumont.

John Pugh, Site Manager - Wates Construction


Capita - 10 Aldermanbury

On behalf of Capita and my team I am writing to express our appreciation for the outstanding electrical contract completed by Barrie Beard Ltd on our recent ‘fit-out’ of a three floor 100,000 sq ft project in the City of London. This was our largest project, completed extremely swiftly (14 weeks) incorporating many challenges. I was very impressed with the attention to detail, we asked for many changes and extras, and these were accommodated quickly into the plan. With advice and support from the Directors and Site Managers this has turned out to be a first class project.

Trevor Chaplin, Facilities Director - Capita


Airedale Group - Bank of England

The client and all staff are very impressed with the way the works were conducted and the end result. This is testament to the excellent work that everyone has put into this project and I would like to thank you all and ask that you pass on our thanks to your teams for their superb effort and excellent customer service levels, not just to the Bank but also to Airedale, it has been a pleasure working with you all on this project.

David Underhill, Head of Building Services - Airedale Group


Pellikaan Construction Ltd

I am pleased to be abe to recommend Barrie Beard Ltd as a very capable Electrical Contractor. Pelikaan specialises in the Design and Build construction of swimming pools and leisure centres. On dozens of these projects for private as well as public clients, we have worked with Barrie Beard Ltd. In our experience, the company provides valuable input during all phases of the Design and Build process. During the development phase they think along to find the best solutions for the construction process as well as for the operation phase. During construction they have shown to be a reliable partner that ensures an effective process and works very well in a team with the client. All projects have been delivered within our programme and budget requirements. For Pellikaan it is a pleasure to work with the company, as we share the same client oriented philosophy: at all times, the first priority is to realise a great project for the client and end-users. We find that the people at Barrie Beard work in a professional, collaborative and flexible way, and that the company is neither confrontational nor litigious. Our continued commitment to Barrie Beard Ltd as one of our preferred Electrical Contractors best demonstrates their ability in delivering well in all aspects.

Richard van Emmerik, Managing Director - Pellikaan Construction Ltd


Monarch Aircraft Engineering - Monarch Aircraft Engineering

I would like to take this opportunity to write to you on behalf of Monarch Aircraft Engineering Ltd to pass on our thanks for the works completed by Barrie Beard Ltd during the construction of our new hangar facilities at Birmingham Airport. The finished product is a credit to your company and was made possible by the meticulous approach taken by the on-site team, supported valiantly by your office staff. During the build we faced many hurdles, all of which were addressed and resolved in a timely manner as not to impact on the overall quality of the building or the project schedule. Since the completion of the building you have continued to support our operations, often at short notice demonstrating true commitment to customer service. Please could you pass on our thanks to all those who were involved in the project, and look forward to an opportunity to work with you on other projects in the future

Ian Radford, Programme Manager - Monarch Aircraft Engineering


Just to say that we are now all up & running & many thanks for carrying out the install in such a short time scale.

Steve Hadley, EMEA Electrical & Control Systems Engineer


KCCJ Limited - Olympia, Earls Court, London

Just thought I should drop you a quick email to thank you and your team for the work carried out at Olympia over the summer. I thought the site team were very helpful and responsive and the back up from yourself and the office was very useful to me, especially with the changes that happened as the project developed. Please pass this message to all involved Once again many thanks.

Paul Hume, Contracts Director - KCCJ Limited


JOHN SISK & SON LTD - Monach Aircraft Hanger

I would like to personally thank Barrie Beard Ltd for their contribution and in particular for the successful completion of the project; which the client team are delighted with. Your flexibility and willingness to help has been invaluable and noted specifically by the client.

Marc Moran, BSc (Hons) MCIOB MIEI - JOHN SISK & SON LTD


Airedale Group - The Care Home Sector of Caerphilly Council

The handover to the client (The Care Home Sector of Caerphilly Council) on Friday 19 September went extremely well; the client was very over the moon by the very high standard of workmanship and the manner in which it was completed as well as being completed within budget & programme and without one single snagging item - very impressive. I would like to congratulate and thank all those involved in making this a most successful and rewarding project and look forward to securing further works in the foreseeable future - Well Done All. With Kind Regards

David Underhill, Head of Building Services - Airedale Group


Birmingham Airport - Monach Aircraft Hanger

Mr Caines, Senior Controller at Birmingham Airport, hoped that he would have the opportunity of working with Barrie Beard Ltd in the future and added "I would just like to say it has been great working with you and the team on this project.

Carl Caines, Senior Controller - Birmingham Airport


Finance & Premises Committee - OMBERSLEY ENDOWED FIRST SCHOOL

On behalf of the staff and governing body at Ombersley, we wish to express our sincere thanks to Barrie Beard Ltd in respect of the efficient services you have carried out at the school during the last eighteen months. The prompt and courteous responses by your technicians to our many and frequent requests has been very much appreciated. In particular, Mr Dan Neilson (BB Contracts Manager) has on every occasinon reponded and provided solutions in a timely manner to our many requests and queries accordingly. Together with a commendable level of new site installation works (internally and externally) and general maintenance items, our school has benefitted from a much improved and safer lighting installation across the site.

John Smith, Governor - Finance & Premises Committee


Airedale Group - Bank of England

Once again I would like to thank you all for your hard work and efforts, the client is over the moon.

David Underhill, Head of Building Services - Airedale Group


Aegleteq Ltd, Bucks. - Rolls Royce

Your people have been realy great and a real asset to Barrie Beard Ltd, Rob has been extremely good as site supervisor under difficult conditions with constant changes etc He has made this project very easy for us with his high level of competence.

Victor Galert - Aegleteq Ltd, Bucks.


MICHAEL WALL CONSULTING - Sandwell MBC: Russell House

As you will be aware, we have recently completed the Electrical installation to an existing 10 storey High Rise Tower Block in Wednesbury. This tower block is currently used by Sandwell Homes as a vertical sheltered Housing facility, having warden call system, GDX entry phone systems, fire alarms, automatic smoke ventilation equipment, central emergency lighting battery, etc., etc. The main LV electrical supplies into the block were also replaced with the buildings electrical installations totally refurbished. I write to commend the efforts of your site electrical project management and site staff, who worked extremely hard to produce an excellent electrical installation, under very difficult circumstances. Superbly project managed by John Barnes (Barrie Beard Director), who arranged, coordinated and managed the numerous specialist sub-contractors in a very efficient and professional manner: Commendation: I must commend to you the outstanding efforts and performance of David Griffin, who, as the electrical site Forman led his team by example, at all times he was courteous, positive always striving to ensure that the highest level of workmanship was achieved. In my view the actions of this young man was paramount in achieving a completion, ahead of programme and within budget. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you again in the future, and would have no hesitation in recommending your company for any similar projects.

Michael A Wall - MICHAEL WALL CONSULTING


UKNSI - UKNSI

Thanks for the work your electricians (Steve Mole BB Electrician) carried out on the switch board and the consumer unit, everything is completed and I am very satisfied with the work carried out

John Bassett, Senior Process Engineer - UKNSI


SpellerMetcalfe - Blackmarston School

I would like to say a thank you to you all, for all your efforts and hard work to complete this project. The school seem very pleased with everthing that we all acheived.

Keith Willis, Working Foreman - SpellerMetcalfe


AEGLETEQ LTD - Rolls Royce

Your people have been really great and a real asset to Barrie Beard Ltd. Rob (Bateman - BB Electrical Supervisor) has been extremely good as the site supervisor under difficult conditions. He has made this project very easy for us with his high level of competence.

Victor Galert - AEGLETEQ LTD


ERA Group-home-safe - ERA Group-home-safe

Hi Dan - Just thought I would thank you for all the electric work that's been done. At first I was a bit concerned as we where all confused over what needed wiring and it was a bit of a slow start, but then the pace picked up and the electricians have really done well this morning. All the bits of mess were collected up and left nice and tidy, they even labelled all the items they have installed .

John Dudley, Production & Process Toolroom and Maintenance Manager - ERA Group-home-safe


AIREDALE GROUP - Airedale Group

The handover this morning went very, very well and the client and the cooking staff are ecstatically happy with the standard of workmanship and that we have completed the project on time and within the allocated budget - WELL DONE TO ALL. Once again THANK YOU for your hard work and professionalism and I look forward to working with you all again very shortly.

David Underhill, Head of Building Services - AIREDALE GROUP


Michael Wall Consulting Ltd - Russell House - Tower Block

I would add that in my opinion the quality of workman ship for the electrical installation is excellent.

Michael Wall - Michael Wall Consulting Ltd


Morgan Sindall - Morgan Sindall

As the Quantity Surveyor on the Primary Care Centre in Harlescott, Shrewsbury this is the first project that Morgan Sindall and I have used Barrie Beard Ltd. Since making the decision in January to use them as a site team, the Project Manager and myself have recommended them for other projects we are working on and they are now included as one of the four electrical contractors on all of our tender lists. It has been refreshing to see the "proactive can do" attitude from the men on site and in particular from the site foreman Darren Stokes. Darren has been working closely with the site team to ensure their works are in conjunction with our programme and suits the requirements of both proceeding and following trades across the project and not just focused on their subcontract works. Barrie Beard Ltd have also played a major role in identifying and progressing value engineering options both pre and during the project. This has resulted in Warren Beard attending a number of client project meetings in which alternative options and strategies have been discussed and agreed with the client directly. The above along with the non-contractual approach they take has had a great benefit towards the project and it is for these reasons that I offer high recommendations for Barrie Beard Ltd without reservations. If you have any questions regarding this recommendation, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Chris Prosser, Quality Surveyor - Morgan Sindall


Wates Living Space - Russell House, Sandwell Homes

I have just completed a performance review meeting on the above site with our client Sandwell Homes and their design team Urban Design and would like to forward to you and your site team the positive feedback I have received. The willingness to react to client variations and the overall enthusiasm by your team in meeting agreed objectives, both for quality and attention to specification, were topics high on their list of praises for your company. The project you may not be aware of John is some 14 weeks ahead of programme and your companies contribution towards its success has been a major factor. We can now add Russell House to the previous successful contracts we have worked together on, Turves Green and Manton & Reynolds.

P. W. Greaves, Project Manager - Wates Living Space


Speller Metcalfe - Bromsgrove School

I would just like to personally thank you and your site operatives for all the hard work you have done towards achieving the completion date on the refurb, it was a challenge that you both rose to and achieved, you should be proud of this. Along my construction journey I have run many sites, but I can honestly say that I have never worked with an electrical contractor as professional as yourselves, from a site level Darren is an absolute pleasure to work with, nothing is a problem his knowledge and management skills are excellent, in the 13 weeks I have walked the site I have never seen a 'sparky' twiddling their thumbs, from a managment side Warren you have always delivered the information that we have required and responded asap, materials deliveries have never been a problem. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you, and I do hope we all meet again in the future. Thank you.

Jim Read, Project Manager - Speller Metcalfe


DC Systems - Noele Court & Warmstry Court Residential Homes

I must say that I was most impressed with both the quality of work and attitude of Steve and Kevin (Barrie Beard Site Foremen) at Warmstry. They are a real credit to your organisation. I thank you for your hard work and attention to detail on these projects to date and will be recommending that Barrie Beard Ltd be a preferred contractor for DC Systems for electrical and first fix installations and considered for all future works we have with Sanctuary and any other client in your area.

Mark Freeman - DC Systems


Bromsgrove School - Bromsgrove School

We are more than happy to submit a testimonial for Barrie Beard Ltd (Electrical Contractors.) They are currently involved in £12 million pound phased projects at the school which have very stringent phased completions. The overall project works have involved external infrastructure works, new sports hall, new hospitality block, new boarding house and refurbishment of a boarding house. Barrie Beard Ltd have been working under the umbrella of the main contractor Speller Metcalfe in carrying out all the electrical works, fire alarms and entry systems associated with the boarding houses. They were one of our preferred contractors for this phase of the project. They have been fully supportive on the project in meeting programme demands and in any value engineering as when required. Another plus is that they are very proactive in raising conflicts of design to minimise abortive work and associated costs. On various occasions, they work direct for the school on electrical projects and assist in design. We have always found them first class in all aspects from initial contact up to M.D level. The company works in a very efficient, co-operative and friendly manner and I have no hesitation in highly recommending them. Should you wish to contact me feel free to do so.

Jesse Gibbins, Director of Estates - Bromsgrove School


John Sisk & Son Ltd - JOHN SISK & SON LTD

Gents I will be signing off shortly and would like to say farewell & I hope that you all have success in the future. Before I go may I just point out a little diamond in the rough. I have worked for many major contractors over the years and the one common theme has been the continuous battle with the M&E Contractor However, with Barrie Beard Ltd this was never the case. They became involved from the outset, took on design responsibilities which they had no contractual obligation to provide, and generally had a 'can do' attitude to all situations. Their approach was at all times professional, with constant dialogue. When their access dates were passed without them being able to commence they insisted on this being made a matter of record, not to then request acceleration costs, but purely so that everyone was aware that they were not to blame. They finished all their works within set timescales and to a standard above what the client thought they would be offered for a temporary structure. Service contractors with their attitude are few and far between, you would do well not to lose them.

Mick Powell, Quality Manager - John Sisk & Son Ltd


Churchfields Surgery - BHI Parkside Medical Centre

On behalf of Bromsgrove Healthcare Innovations Ltd, and the doctors of both Churchfield and St Johns surgeries in Bromsgrove, I would like to say how impressed we have been with the professionalism and service we have received from Barrie Beard Ltd during our health centre development. The expertise and knowledge of the company demonstrated together with an ongoing good working relationship made a complex part of the project easier to understand and manage.

Dr Barry Bywater, Chairman bhi Ltd and Senior Partner - Churchfields Surgery


The Grand Pier - The Grand Pier

We found Barrie Beard Ltd to be accommodating, professional and very thorough in their approach to their work and they were easily the best performing sub-contractor on site throughout the re-building process. We would have no hesitation in recommending them and we look forward to working with them again on our own future projects.

Kerry Michael, Managing Director - The Grand Pier


John Sisk & Son Ltd - The Grand Pier

This project is extremely challenging, the works are located at the end of a 250m long jetty and the pavilion building is suspended over the tidal section of the Bristol Channel...an unusual logistic and safety situation that requires specific careful and disciplined management. Barrie Beard Ltd have been, without doubt, the most proactive and cooperative contractor engaged on this project.

Richard Sutton, Senior Contracts Manager - John Sisk & Son Ltd