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 Reid 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 […]
The Chancellor will reveal his plans for the year ahead next Wednesday, November 22, before the House of Commons.
Simon said: “The Chancellor is drinking in the last chance saloon. This is the final full Budget before Brexit and comes as negotiations with the EU reach crunch point.
‘Spreadsheet Phil’ must get his numbers right to ensure that we have an economy fit for Brexit whatever the outcome, and that includes setting aside more funding for a ‘no deal’ scenario.
“It means greater support for businesses, including measures to boost investment and productivity, so […]
Our commercial director Tim Cook met finalists in the REIDsteel sponsored UK Exporter of the Year category at a special curtain-raiser for the Dorset Business Awards.
Tim was among the guests when organisers Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) held a Meet the Finalists drinks reception at the Italian Villa at Compton Acres.
They were among the 36 business nominated in 12 categories for honours in this year’s competition.
More 100 people attended the drinks reception at the Italian Villa when it was revealed that DCCI had a record 164 entries […]
We met potential engineers of future when we attended the University of Southampton’s careers fair.
Our Director Tim Reid and Senior Structural Engineer John Harrison manned a stand and talked to students about graduate opportunities with REIDsteel.
We were among 105 exhibitors at the All Sectors Fair at the university, which has a highly regarded engineering faculty with a reputation for producing excellent graduates.
John (pictured) said: “We were very impressed by the students, who were bright and enthusiastic.
“Their quality shone through and there was a huge demand for summer internships.
“We were inspired by the event and we are attending more career fairs to explain the opportunities for career progression at REIDsteel.
“As well as attracting some of the brightest graduates, the fairs also help us raise our […]
Congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s Dorset Business Awards – especially the three nominees for the UK Exporter of the Year title.
As headline sponsor of this newly created category for 2017, it was tough to pick the trio and all are richly deserving of their success in making the shortlist.
Our Managing Director Simon Boyd, who visited the nominees to assist in judging, said: “Well done to everyone at Actisense, Aeronautical & General Instruments and Trimetals on reaching the shortlist.
“It is recognition of the tremendous work their people are doing every day […]
We’re exhibiting at one of the aviation industry’s premier trade shows in early October, MRO Europe .
The event is being held at the ExCel centre in London for the aerospace maintenance industry.
French aviator Bleriot was the first person to fly across the Channel and pioneered early aircraft construction.
Today we retain our position at the forefront of the airfield industry with hangars of all sizes for aircraft ranging from the Airbus A380 to private jets.
Our project engineer Toby Hill-Cousins said: “Although we design and build many different types […]