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11 12, 2019

REIDsteel is first steel contractor to sign UK Steel Charter

2019-12-11T11:44:40+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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Britain’s steel industry received a boost today when John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) became the first steelwork contractor to sign up to a new campaign to revitalise the sector

We have backed the UK Steel Charter, which aims to maximise the use of British made metals.

We have added our name alongside such signatories as Heathrow Airport, the Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Welsh and Scottish governments on the charter launched by trade body UK Steel.

We design, makes and builds steel structures of all kinds across the UK, Europe and the world. It directly employs 130 people at its main base and at peak times provides work for 400 people through subcontracting of fabrication and installation.

Managing Director Simon Boyd, who is a member of the Confederation of British Industry’s (CBI) manufacturing council, said: “A thriving UK steel sector is incredibly important for the country’s manufacturing bases, national infrastructure and wider economy.

“Our company has relied on British made […]

5 12, 2019

Helping Boreham Wood FC to stand out from the crowd

2019-12-05T09:45:45+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons (REIDsteel) Ltd has played a key part in the development of a football club’s £1m new stand.

We provided steel design, fabrication and construction expertise for the project at Boreham Wood FC’s Meadow Park ground.

We designed and supplied a fully galvanised steel frame – including cladding, terracing and handrails – for the North Stand at the stadium in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

We worked on the project through main contractor Civils Contracting Ltd of Tonbridge and with HTP Architecture LLP Chartered RIBA Architects, based in Richmond, Surrey.

National League side Boreham Wood FC play their home games at the ground, which is shared with Premier League side Arsenal FC’s Women’s and youth teams.

Sean Burchell, REIDsteel business relationship director, said: “This was our second stand at Boreham Wood FC and the latest in a long line of stadia projects.

“We were delighted to return to the club and provide our expertise to help develop this modern, high-quality facility.

“Boreham Wood FC are a […]

5 12, 2019

Vote for Brexit

2019-12-05T09:29:53+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Voters in Dorset have been urged to back Brexit at the ballot box to ensure a swift departure from the European Union.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said a strong showing for the Conservative Party was vital in the general election on December 12.

Simon has been campaigning for the past 30 years against bad EU directives and regulations that impact on British business and to retain British Standards, which are seen by many as the finest in the world.

He said: “While there are many important issues at stake in the forthcoming general election by far the most critical at this point in time is Brexit.

“The only way for a swift and successful departure from the EU is for people to support the Conservative candidate in their constituency so we can get this stage of Brexit done by the end of January.

“Then businesses, and their employees, will be able to move on with confidence while the Government begins to focus on future free trade agreements […]

3 12, 2019

Congratulations to Field International

2019-12-03T15:57:15+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Congratulations to Field International Ltd for winning the Excellence in Engineering and Manufacturing title at the Dorset Business Awards.

REIDsteel sponsored the award with underwater technology giant Atlas Elektronik UK at the 25th annual extravaganza, organised by the Dorset Chamber.

Our Commercial Director Tim Cook announced the winner live on stage during a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Field International narrowly beat Precision Acoustics Ltd of Dorchester and marine electronics manufacturer Actisense to claim the honour in front of 680 guests.

Poole-based Field International is a global precision engineering company with expertise particularly in the aerospace sector.

Congratulations to Field International as well as all of the other winners and finalists on the night.

It was a pleasure to sponsor the award and help give some richly deserved recognition to some of the best businesses in Dorset.

Many thanks to Dorset Chamber for use of the picture.

28 11, 2019

REIDsteel confirms backing for British Steel

2019-11-28T09:23:59+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has pledged to make British Steel its primary long-term supplier.

We’ve made a policy decision to use the steelmaker’s products for our wide range of buildings and structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

The strengthening of ties is a further boost for British Steel as details of a takeover deal to secure the future of the firm are finalised.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd, pictured above right,  confirmed that British Steel will be the company’s preferred supplier following a two-day visit to Scunthorpe and Teesside. The REIDsteel delegation was also shown steelmaking processes during the trip.

Simon said: “Both our businesses share a strong reputation for quality in British manufacturing and engineering worldwide.

“We have been, and continue to be, a supporter of retaining steelmaking in the UK and we are pleased to confirm that our relationship is now stronger than ever.

“Our congratulations go to all at British Steel on the takeover deal and we look forward to working together to help put UK steelmaking and manufacturing back on the world map where it belongs.”

Simon was joined […]

18 11, 2019

Braving sub-zero temperatures for the homeless

2019-11-18T17:22:37+00:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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REIDsteel Managing Director Simon Boyd joined ‘Team Dorset Chamber’ to sleep outside in sub-zero temperatures in aid of the homeless.

Simon, who is a member of the chamber board, and his fellow fundraisers bedded down overnight in shelters made of cardboard boxes as temperatures plunged to minus two degrees.

They were among 160 people from 40 organisations taking part in the YMCA Bournemouth organised event, which was hosted by Bournemouth Sports Club at Chapel Gate.

The aim was to raise awareness of homelessness in the area and provide funds through sponsorship for YMCA projects.

Simon, pictured far left, and his fellow team mates raised a fantastic £5,000 between them – and donations can still be made through Simon’s page or on the Dorset Chamber page until December 15, 2019.

YMCA Bournemouth launched its first Big Sleep Easy event for businesses in November 2018, which saw 98 individuals from 23 local organisations raise £25K  for homeless projects.

With almost double this number taking part this year, the total raised […]

13 11, 2019

It’s the final countdown…

2019-11-13T10:33:00+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was great to the meet the finalists in our category at a special Dorset Business Awards reception.

Dorset Chamber held the event to announced businesses on the shortlist for honours at the gala awards ceremony on November 28.

REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell and HR/Contracts Administrator Megan Law represented REIDsteel at the ‘Meet the Finalist’ showcase.

We’re sponsoring the prestigious Excellence in Engineering and Manufacturing Award jointly with Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK).

Finalists in the running for the title are Actisense, Field International Ltd and Precision Acoustics.

Sean and Megan rubbed shoulders with the finalists and fellow sponsors at the reception, which heralded what promises to be a superb Dorset Business Awards ceremony at the end of this month.

As a local business with international reach, we know just how important manufacturing and engineering excellence has been to our own success.

It is important to recognise the achievements of businesses in this sector, which is a bedrock of the local and national economy.

It’s third […]

24 09, 2019

Wide awake for homeless

2019-09-24T10:50:33+01:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

We’re proud to support this year’s YMCA Bournemouth Big Sleep Easy to help the homeless.

Our managing director Simon Boyd will be braving the cold to take part in the event at Bournemouth Sports Club in November.

He will join 200 staff, managers and directors from businesses and organisations under the stars to raise awareness and funds.

Simon said: “I have decided to forego my warm bed for a night to try and help raise money through the big sleep easy for the YMCA.

“Please support me in raising some money for those who need our help.”

Last year’s event raised a staggering £25,000 for the YMCA’s work.

Simon and fellow fundraisers this year will wrap up warm, build shelters out of cardboard boxes, take part in fun challenges and then sleep outside for a night in an enclosed area, warmed only by their sleeping bag, hot drinks and the supportive messages of those who’ve sponsored […]