Regional construction group Beard, which has offices in Swindon has appointed Darren Miller as commercial director for the £137 million turnover family-owned company. He will be responsible for managing all commercial activity and central procurement for the business which operates across the South of England.
The appointment is a promotion for Darren who joined Beard in 2006, as commercial manager for the firm’s Swindon operations. Prior to this, he was a managing surveyor for Mansell, now part of Balfour Beatty.
Darren takes up his new role with extensive commercial management experience and knowledge of construction delivery from project procurement, risk and contract management, to managing customer and supply chain relationships and successful project delivery.
“With over 30 years’ experience in commercial management and an excellent delivery track record in Beard – I am confident that Darren will add significant value to the business and our leadership team,” said David Sershall, managing director of Beard. “Darren firmly believes in creating and sustaining great relationships with our customers and suppliers, and shares our ‘partnering’ approach and commitment to prompt and faultless delivery. I look forward to working with him in his new commercial role within Beard.”
Darren added: “I’m looking forward to using my commercial and contractual expertise in this challenging new role and providing support and guidance to our regional teams. I want to focus on maximizing Beard’s commercial opportunities, building on our great relationships with our customers and suppliers, and helping to ensure the Group delivers a consistently strong business performance.”
A keen golfer, Darren lives in Reading with his wife Carol and their four children.
Pictured above: Darren Miller, new commercial director for construction firm Beard.