The Nexus Programme

WHAT IS NEXUS?

NEXUS gives charities, social enterprises and any other not for profit organisations the benefits of B4 company membership. You can also benefit from NEXUS if you are in the first year of trading (subsequent years will be at full rate). Proof of your status will be required.

There are two ways to secure a NEXUS membership:

  1. An existing B4 Member (Premium or Founding) can nominate an organisation to receive a NEXUS Membership
  2. A charity, SE, NFP or start-up can sign up for the NEXUS waiting list, where they will be paired with a B4 Member.

NEXUS is designed to grow a spirit of collaboration, sharing and support for those individuals and organisations which might not otherwise have the opportunity to secure the benefits of B4.


HOW TO GET INVOLVED

NOMINATE A NEXUS MEMBER

Existing B4 (Premium or Founding) Members can nominate a charity or social enterprise to become a NEXUS Member by clicking the button below.

BECOME A NEXUS MEMBER

Charities or social enterprises can nominate themselves to receive a NEXUS Membership by clicking the button below.

NEXUS RATE

NEXUS membership is free.

A NEXUS membership is created for B4 (Premium or Founding) Members. Please refer to the information on the left hand side of this column which explains how you can appoint your preferred partner.


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

BIO 

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

Mark is a Chartered Environmentalist and has worked in the UK and Australia construction industry for more than thirty years.

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

RESOURCES:

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.


NEXUS PARTNERS:

Please see some of our NEXUS Partnerships below.