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21 11, 2018

Steel suppliers join forces for hurricane devastated school

2018-11-21T16:56:09+00:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: News|

steel, Tortola, steel construction, British Virgin Virgin Islands, construction, structural steel, design, cladding, exports, glazingl

Steelwork is on a 4,000 mile journey from REIDsteel in Dorset to the Caribbean for the reconstruction of a primary school, devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

We’re leading a consortium of businesses in the UK which have joined forces to help rebuild the Enis Adams Primary School in the British Virgin Islands.

Having exported to the Caribbean for more than 30 years, we’ve rallied some of our suppliers to provide support free of charge, in kind or at a discounted rate to the total value of £35,000.

They are Tata Steel, National Tube Stockholders, Joseph Ash Galvanising, Euroclad, Ayrshire Metal Products, BAPP, Powell Gee & Co Ltd, Kestrel Liner Agencies and Meachers Global Logistics.

Main contractor in Tortola, Newton Construction Co Ltd, with whom we’ve has worked for 34 years, is leading the construction work and will erect […]

16 11, 2018

Engineering the future

2018-11-16T16:39:07+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

careers, engineering, future, Dorset, steel, construction, structural steel, steel construction

We’re aiming to inspire engineers of the future at a special event on Thursday November 22.

We’ll be among the businesses exhibiting at the Careers in Engineering event at Curtiss-Wright on the Aviation Park West at Bournemouth International Airport.

It is being held for students in Years 9 to 13, and their parents, to give an insight into the future opportunities on offer.

There will be the chance to meet and speak with existing apprentices, as well as local employers such as ourselves.

The Grange Sixth Form is leading the initiative with support from Curtiss-Wright and Christchurch and East Dorset Councils.

The event is being held from 6pm to 8.30pm and anyone interested is asked to contact the school via its website here.

As a major local employer with a workforce of more than 140 people, we have been recruiting talented young people locally and from further afield for many years.

We regularly attend university and school events to tell young people about the benefits of a career in engineering.

Earlier this year we attended the Careers […]

9 11, 2018

Congratulations to Dorset Business Award winners

2018-11-09T11:39:07+00:00November 9th, 2018|Categories: News|

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Congratulations to all of the winners at the record-breaking Dorset Business Awards.

Some 700 guests attended the prestigious event at the Bournemouth International Centre – the highest number of people so far.

As a Platinum Sponsor of the 2018 awards, John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) were delighted to support the annual extravaganza.

The event was a tremendous celebration and recognition of outstanding achievements in the county’s business community.

As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and a previous Dorset Business Award winner, we know just how valuable success of this kind is.

REIDsteel Operations Manager Donna Campo and Commercial Director Tim Cook were among the representatives from REIDsteel at the awards night.

Winners are pictured on stage at the end of the evening.

 

30 10, 2018

Stage set for Dorset Business Awards

2018-10-30T10:08:08+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Good luck to all the finalists at the Dorset Business Awards on Thursday night.

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) is platinum sponsor of the 2018 awards, which are being held at the Bournemouth International Centre.

The awards – organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry – are among the most prestigious on the south coast.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and a previous DBA winner, we know just how valuable recognition of this kind is.

“As well as raising a winner’s profile, success gives employees a great sense of pride and drives the business on to greater heights.

“Good luck to all of the finalists on the night.”

Simon and REIDsteel Operations Manager Donna Campo attended the DBA launch at the historic St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles earlier this year.

We stepped up our support for the annual honours as a platinum sponsor after our successful sponsorship of the Exporter of the Year category in 2017, which was won by Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited (AGI) of Poole.

Simon is pictured (left) with Sarah Short and Geof Eeles of AGI […]

10 10, 2018

Hundreds view development proposals

2018-10-10T11:27:09+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

development, steel, construction, structural steel, glazing, cladding, bridges, marine, stadiums, Dorset, Christchurch

More than 200 people attended our public exhibition in Christchurch about our exciting new development plans.

We held the consultation event in the community room at Christchurch fire station to unveil our proposals to residents, businesses and local groups.

Our plan is to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Reid Street, Christchurch.

We’re proposing that up to 220 new homes be built on the site in Reid Street after we leave for the new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

Visitors to the public exhibition had the chance to find out more, give their views and fill out feedback forms.

They included Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope and Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Ian Girling, who are pictured above with our managing director Simon Boyd (far left) and our planning consultant Ken Parke (far right).

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “It was a very busy event with lots of feedback from those who attended.

“The plans were well received by the majority of […]

24 09, 2018

REIDsteel unveils blueprint for growth

2018-10-01T11:42:49+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has launched new development plans. We’re aiming to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Christchurch.

The proposal is that up to 220 new homes be built on our site in Reid Street after we leave for our new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

We have commenced consultation about our proposals for housing on the site in Reid Street and intend to lodge an outline planning application by the end of the year.

We’re holding a public exhibition for local residents, businesses and the community from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 4th October in the community room at Christchurch fire station, Fairmile Road, Christchurch.

Simon Boyd, who is REIDsteel managing director, said: “These exciting development plans will allow our business to invest in the latest technology and increase productivity which will create more jobs and support the local economy while also providing much needed housing.

“It will also mean the removal of an industrial operation from a predominately residential area, and associated reductions in heavy traffic […]

13 07, 2018

Warm welcome for Sean at REIDsteel

2018-09-24T14:28:36+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has appointed a new Business Relationship Director to help drive ambitious growth plans.

It has strengthened its business development department with experienced industry professional Sean Burchell.

Sean has been appointed in a newly created post as 130-strong REIDsteel targets 20 per cent growth over the next five years.

He will focus on forging excellent relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers while also helping them to understand the benefits of REIDsteel’s unique propositions, such as value engineering which is best achieved through early design input.

REIDsteel has the capability to design, manufacture and construct all types of steel structures. The company specialises in Bridges, Defence Structures, Aircraft Hangars, Stadia, Car Parks and entire steel buildings including their cladding and/or glazing along with structural decking and wide ranging door systems anywhere in the UK, Europe and the World.

Sean, 46, said: “It is an exciting time to join REIDsteel as it steps up expansion over the […]

18 06, 2018

REIDsteel gives platinum support to business awards

2018-06-18T12:50:41+00:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has stepped up its support of the Dorset Business Awards (DBA) as a platinum sponsor.

We’re proud to back the annual extravaganza to recognise the most outstanding and deserving companies and business people in the county.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd and Operations Manager Donna Campo attended the DBA launch at the historic St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles.

Simon said: “As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and a previous DBA winner, we know just how valuable recognition of this kind is.

“As well as raising a winner’s profile, success gives employees a great sense of pride and drives the business on to greater heights.”

Simon added: “We wanted to strengthen our support of the award as a platinum sponsor this year following our successful sponsorship of the Exporter of the Year category in 2017.

“I would encourage all companies to enter one or several of the categories this year to help show just how vibrant and successful our business community is in […]

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