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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

17 11, 2017

Chancellor urged to be positive in Budget

2017-11-17T18:17:20+00:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Our managing director Simon Boyd has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to take a positive approach to businesses and Brexit in his Budget next week.

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 they are ready to fully grasp the great opportunities on offer once we are out of the EU.

“One of the simplest yet most effective things the Chancellor could do at the despatch box is strike a positive tone to reflect our optimism in a post-Brexit Britain and show negotiators in Brussels that we are embracing the future with confidence with […]

9 11, 2017

Countdown begins for Dorset Business Awards

2017-11-09T19:16:54+00:00November 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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.

Poole-based firms Actisense – Active Research Limited and Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited are on the shortlist along with Trimetals Ltd of Blandford for the Exporter of the Year title.

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 for awards this year.

We’re looking forward to announcing the winner at the gala awards night at the BIC on November 23.

Many thanks for DCCI for use of the picture showing Tim (far right) with some of the finalists.

Don’t forget tickets for the night are still available from DCCI on 01202 714800.

You can also visit the Dorset Business […]

19 09, 2017

Brexit is the answer on Any Questions

2017-09-19T21:21:14+00:00September 19th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

BREXIT: REIDsteel Managing Director Simon Boyd appeared on Any Questions. He is pictured back left with Jonathan Dimbleby centre and Conservative party chairman Sir Patrick Sir Patrick McLoughlin back right. Front left is Labour MP Caroline Flint and front right is Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable

OUR Managing Director Simon Boyd urged politicians to present a united front for Brexit negotiations when he appeared on the BBC’s flagship Any Questions programme.

He warned that some politicians were damaging the position of the UK’s negotiators by playing party politics and that some (past and present) were deliberately trying to undermine the process with the aim of keeping us in the EU.

Mr Boyd, who is managing director of Christchurch-based REIDsteel, appeared on the Radio 4 programme in Dorchester with Lib Dem leader Sir Vince Cable, Labour MP Caroline Flint and Conservative Party chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin.

He sparked a lively debate when he insisted that Brexit could not come quickly enough and that the UK must be prepared to walk away without a deal.

Simon, speaking after the broadcast, said: […]

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