The NEXUS Programme

NEXUS gives charities, social enterprises and any other not for profit organisations the benefits of B4 company membership at a discounted rate.

Enjoy Classic B4 Membership for just £295+VAT – see the full list of benefits here.

NEXUS Patron Mark Beard FCIOB

Mark Beard is President of the Chartered Institute of Building and a Chartered Environmentalist and has been Chairman / Chief Executive of Beard since 1999. 

Mark’s key achievements include developing a culture which is focused on staff development, customer service and continuous business improvement. Mark was Oxfordshire Businessman of the Year in 2004.

Mark has a variety of outside interests, including:

  • Member of Construction Manager Magazine Editorial Advisory Board
  • Member of Henley Business School Advisory Board
  • Governor of Christ Church Cathedral Choir School
  • Patron of Alexander Devine Children’s’ Hospice
  • Patron of Nexus
  • Founder of Beard Charitable Foundation
  • High Sheriff in Nomination for Oxfordshire for Shrieval year commencing April 2022

Mark is a keen real tennis player and cricketer and has been a playing member of the MCC for the last 30 years. Mark has worked in the UK and Australia construction industry for over thirty years and in June 2020 was appointed President of the Chartered Institute of Building. Mark’s favourite project is the redevelopment of Manley Wharf in Sydney.

Mark Beard
Mark Beard

NEXUS Partners

Below are just a few of the businesses and charities already paired and supporting each other through the NEXUS programme.


Interested in becoming a more responsible business, or wanting to support your local community but not sure where to start? Check out our NEXUS resources below.

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