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7 06, 2018

REIDsteel continues support for schools through Young Chamber

2018-06-07T17:20:44+00:00June 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has continued its support for Twynham School and The Grange School through its renewed sponsorship of the Young Chamber programme.

Both of the Christchurch schools were among the first members to join the Dorset Chamber initiative and have now been able to sign up for a second year.

Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “It is no secret that the engineering sector is currently facing a skills shortage.

“As a growing business with UK and worldwide projects to deliver, it is imperative that we engage with the next generation of potential engineers, draughtspeople and skilled steel and sheet metal workers, as well as those who will be involved with the managerial and administrative aspects of our organisation.

“Young Chamber is one of the programmes we are working with to address this, now.

“Both The Grange and Twynham schools have a great ethos and we are delighted to be supporting them through the Young Chamber for a second year.”

REIDsteel is an award-winning […]

30 05, 2018

Vote for REIDsteel in Galvanizers Association awards

2018-05-30T15:19:44+00:00May 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

We’re in the finals of the Galvanizing Awards for the flagship Civic Center in Belize, Central America.

We’re thrilled to be nominated for the Construction Industry Choice Award in the Galvanizers Association (GA) organised contest.

The shortlisted projects are open to a popular vote, so we need YOUR support to help us win recognition for our role in this multi-million dollar project.

Please visit the GA website and click HERE to vote for us.  It would be a tremendous accolade to win for all of our hardworking and valued staff as well as for quality manufacturing in Dorset and the UK.

Very many thanks for your support if you are able to help.

We performed all of the structural design, detailing and fabrication on the centre, including the cladding and glazing  for the complex – one of the largest construction projects in the country’s history.

The prefabricated steel sections were manufactured at our factory in Christchurch, Dorset, before being shipped 5,000 miles away to Belize City.

Costing $32.9m Belize Dollars (£12.7m), the centre is resistant to earthquakes, hurricanes and other natural disasters.

It includes an […]

11 05, 2018

Match sets balls rolling at Belize Civic Center

2018-05-11T17:30:12+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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The Smart Belize Hurricanes and the Belize City Defenders played in front of a packed crowd at the $33.9m (Belize Dollars) flagship complex in Belize City.

Douglas Walker, of Belize-based Professional Engineering Services, captured some of the action from one of the grandstands at the center and kindly sent the pictures to us. The Hurricanes triumphed 80-60 over the Defenders in an exciting game to open the arena in style.

REIDsteel performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication, including the cladding and glazing, for the landmark project.

The center’s air-conditioned arena has a seating capacity of 4,500 for sports and entertainment.

It includes international standard basketball and volleyball courts, practice courts, offices, media boxes, changing rooms, parking and even a deck area for boats to dock.

Other events lined up in May are an evening of professional boxing and a Teachers’ Day celebration and […]

5 02, 2018

Pedal to the metal with REIDsteel at Thruxton

2018-02-05T18:34:33+00:00February 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Work is revving up for the completion of a flagship hospitality centre at the iconic Thruxton Motorsports Centre with specialist support from John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel).

The state-of-the-art complex in Hampshire will include a restaurant, bar, exhibition gallery, function rooms, hospitality suites, catering facilities, viewing terraces and a balcony.

We’ve designed, manufactured and supplied all of the steelwork, cladding and glazing for the modern, two-storey building alongside local contractor Mata Construction.

Project architect is the Chapman Partnership, which specialises in the motorsport and automotive, leisure and entertainment industries.

The £1.5m centre’s innovative design includes a grand atrium and entrance lobby to reflect the dynamism of motorsport and Thruxton’s rich heritage.

REIDsteel Project Engineer Toby Hill-Cousins, said: “Thruxton wanted an innovative and modern hospitality centre to reflect its status as one of the most iconic motorsport and leisure venues in the UK.

“We have designed, manufactured and supplied stadia for a wide range of clients over many years, including Premier League football clubs, and are delighted to help deliver this landmark project which will support the venue’s growth for years to come.”

Thruxton, which is near Andover, […]

25 01, 2018

REIDsteel plays key role in $32.9m civic centre construction

2018-01-25T15:09:12+00:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A multi-million dollar civic centre constructed from prefabricated steel sections manufactured 5,000 miles away at REIDsteel is set to open in the heart of Belize City.

REIDsteel has performed the structural design, detailing and fabrication, including the cladding and glazing for the landmark project in the Central American country.

The Belize Civic Center, costing $32.9m Belize Dollars (£12.7m), is due to be officially opened early this year.

It includes an air-conditioned arena with a seating capacity of 4,500 for sports and entertainment. The complex includes international standard basketball and volleyball courts, practice courts, offices, media boxes, changing rooms, parking and a deck area for boats to dock.

REIDsteel project engineer Pepe Oliva said: “There has been tremendous interest in Belize about the new national civic centre.

“It is possibly the largest public construction project in the country’s history. Although we have designed, made and supplied many buildings in this part of the world, it is still incredibly rewarding to deliver a project of this magnitude on time and on budget to the client’s satisfaction.”

He added: “Like most of our buildings in Central America and the Caribbean, […]

1 12, 2017

REIDsteel rebuilds hurricane-hit Caribbean

2017-12-01T10:01:36+00:00December 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re aiming to play a major role in the reconstruction of hurricane hit communities in the Caribbean with our disaster-resistant buildings.

We have designed, manufactured and supplied hundreds of buildings in the Caribbean and Central America over the past century, including churches, granaries, schools, industrial units, aircraft hangars and bridges.

Our Sales Manager Mike Chappell has recently returned from a fact-finding trip to the British Virgin Islands and Antigua where he saw the devastation first hand. Mike met business and community leaders as well as government ministers.

His visit came after virtually all of REIDsteel’s structures – including warehouses, supermarkets and banks – survived hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which hit at speeds of more than 200 mph. Only one of our many buildings had suffered minor structural damage as a consequence of the hurricanes.

We’ve has been called in because of our expertise and strong relationships built with communities and businesses over many years.

One of the first projects will be to rebuild a school funded by a wealthy local benefactor in Tortola, which is the largest […]

28 11, 2017

Congratulations to UK Exporter of the Year AGI Ltd!

2017-11-28T09:09:27+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Well done to Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited (AGI) of Poole for winning the UK Exporter of the Year title at the Dorset Business Awards.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd presented the award at a gala dinner and ceremony at the Bournemouth International Centre.

More than 700 guests watched as Simon announced AGI as the winners live on stage. They narrowly beat fellow finalists Actisense and Trimetals to the title.

The UK Exporter of the Year Award was new for this year’s Dorset Business Awards. As a successful exporter to more than 140 countries over nearly a century, we felt it was important to recognise and encourage other Dorset firms involved in international trade.

AGI were worthy winners and we hope more businesses will be inspired to expand their horizons and look to the many exciting trade opportunities in growing economies across the world.

Our Managing Director Simon is pictured (left) with Sarah Short and Geof Eeles of AGI with their award at the ceremony.

Other winners on the night were:

Business Leader of the Year: Warren Munson, Inspire […]

22 11, 2017

More hard work needed after Budget

2018-01-11T12:19:55+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Business rates, VAT thresholds and investment in 5G mobile networks, full fibre broadband and artificial intelligence were among the  measures in today’s Budget.

It also included a pledge of £3bn to prepare for Brexit and growth figures for economic growth and productivity downgraded.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said: “It was disappointing but not surprising to see productivity growth and business investment figures revised down.

“Measures in the Budget to encourage investment, training and new technology may go some way to address this, yet the only real solution remains with a clean Brexit from the EU and the freedom that offers our businesses free from the constraints of EU regulations and directives.

“The Chancellor promised to set aside £3bn to prepare for our departure although he must ensure that there is enough for a ‘no deal’ scenario in our future trading arrangements.

“He declared it a Budget to make Britain fit for the future but more hard work needs to be done over the coming months to make sure we are ready for Brexit, and on our own terms if need be.”

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