We’re backing Dorset businesses with sponsorship of the county’s prestigious annual awards.
The Dorset Business Awards will be launched in early July before the honours are announced at a glittering ceremony in November.
We’re proud to sponsor one of the new categories for this year’s awards although we can’t say which one until the official launch day.
Organisers from Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) are aiming for one of the biggest and best awards so far.
There are so many exceptional companies deserving recognition for their achievements and there has never been a better time to celebrate their successes as we look to new horizons following Brexit.
We’re delighted to show our support for the Chamber and the county’s brilliant businesses through our sponsorship and involvement with the awards.
We’re looking […]
Our managing director Simon Boyd has personally written to every single MP in the UK to urge a clean break from the European Union.
As debate continues at the start of formal Brexit negotiations today, Simon has sent letters to all 650 MPs at Westminster – including the Prime Minister – urging them not to ‘snatch defeat from the jaws of victory’.
He warned that watered down Brexit plans would hit thousands of businesses – especially SMEs – and be a betrayal of the will of the people.
Mr Boyd writes in his letter: “We voted Out and that means Out please.
Out of the EU but not Out of Europe. Out of the damaging jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Out of the single market […]
Simon Boyd, Managing Director of REIDsteel and Chairman of pro-Brexit Business for Britain South West, urged firms to prioritise investment following new growth figures and reports in the wake of the Bank of England’s interest rate decision.
He said: “With interest rates kept on hold and the continued weaker pound, now is the vital time for exporters to invest.
“The Bank of England has taken a more upbeat global outlook, based on better investment incentives and more competitive export opportunities.
“With growth in 2018 and 2019 forecast to be stronger than expected, businesses and especially exporters can use the time during Brexit negotiations by investing wisely and making sure they are ready to hit the ground running when we eventually leave the EU.”
Mr Boyd’s comments come before Labour […]
Multi-award winning REIDsteel has welcomed the historic moment as a once in a lifetime opportunity for the UK to confidently shape an even greater place in the world.
The 130-strong company, which has served the UK and international markets since 1919, says Article 50 also heralds the re-emergence of British Standards as the finest worldwide.
Family-owned REIDsteel, which is based in Christchurch, Dorset, is a four times winner of the Queen’s Award’s for Enterprise (International Trade).
It has the capability to design, manufacture, ship and erect entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in Great Britain and the world – from factory buildings in Mauritius and bridges in Africa to aircraft hangars and industrial buildings in the UK.
Boris Johnson visited REIDsteel on the Vote Leave […]
“I am fully supportive of the Government and the work it has to do, and this Budget will help prepare the grounds for a strong economy during this time.
“From a business point of view there was good news with the reduction in Corporation Tax to 17%. The support for social care is welcome although a fundamental reform of the whole system is needed in the long term.
“The rise in the National Living Wage is also welcome because we believe in a decent wage for the UK workforce.
“Low productivity is a perennial issue and some companies prefer to […]
Students swapped the classroom for our workshops on a special visit to our headquarters with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and our local MP Chris Chope. The 17-strong party from the Twynham and the Grange schools – both local to our premises in Christchurch, Dorset – were joined by our Managing Director Simon Boyd, Chairman Tim Reid and DCCI chief executive Ian Girling as well as Portfolio Holder for Economy at Christchurch Borough Council Vicki Hallam.
We were delighted to welcome the pupils and their head teachers for a visit after we sponsored both schools to become members of DCCI’s trailblazing Young Chamber Programme to link business and education.
The pupils […]