Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham

Richard Carpenter
Head of Facilities

I appointed Barrie Beard Ltd to undertake our extensive floodlight project at Villa Park. Our current system was 14 years old and with new Premier League floodlighting rules in place for the 2014/15 season we looked at a variety of options available to us in the short space of time we had to complete the project before our first home game of the season.Due to the very tight deadlines we had to complete, I was confident that Barrie Beard Ltd were the right contractor to deliver such a project in what seemed at the start, a very unrealistic time frame. However, they did not let us down.

There were challenges throughout the project with alterations to the design which were overcome but from start to finish Barrie Beard Ltd remained professional and managed the project effectively.From the staff on site, to the management team and the office staff the project was completed on time with a seamless delivery throughout. I would personally like to thank Russell (Beard, Director) and his team for the way in which they managed the project around our normal daily operations which at times were very challenging. They showed 100% commitment even through those very late nights during the testing phase.