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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 […]

14 03, 2019

Simon adds steel to Chamber

2019-03-14T10:33:52+00:00March 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

STEEL: Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Ian Girling welcomes REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd to the board

REIDsteel’s managing director Simon Boyd has joined the board of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a non-executive director

Simon joins as the chamber – Dorset’s voice of business – celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019, while we mark our centenary this year.

Chief executive Ian Girling said: “Simon is a driven and astute business leader who will strengthen our already formidable board.

“We are thrilled to welcome him as a non-executive director as we continue to expand, modernise and support the business community and local economy.”

We’re a longstanding chamber member and a Dorset Young Chamber and Dorset Business Awards sponsor.

We have the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their […]

7 06, 2018

REIDsteel continues support for schools through Young Chamber

2018-06-07T17:20:44+01:00June 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 […]