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16 11, 2018

Engineering the future

2018-11-16T16:39:07+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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We’re aiming to inspire engineers of the future at a special event on Thursday November 22.

We’ll be among the businesses exhibiting at the Careers in Engineering event at Curtiss-Wright on the Aviation Park West at Bournemouth International Airport.

It is being held for students in Years 9 to 13, and their parents, to give an insight into the future opportunities on offer.

There will be the chance to meet and speak with existing apprentices, as well as local employers such as ourselves.

The Grange Sixth Form is leading the initiative with support from Curtiss-Wright and Christchurch and East Dorset Councils.

The event is being held from 6pm to 8.30pm and anyone interested is asked to contact the school via its website here.

As a major local employer with a workforce of more than 140 people, we have been recruiting talented young people locally and from further afield for many years.

We regularly attend university and school events to tell young people about the benefits of a career in engineering.

Earlier this year we attended the Careers […]

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 […]

10 10, 2018

Hundreds view development proposals

2018-10-10T11:27:09+00:00October 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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More than 200 people attended our public exhibition in Christchurch about our exciting new development plans.

We held the consultation event in the community room at Christchurch fire station to unveil our proposals to residents, businesses and local groups.

Our plan is to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Reid Street, Christchurch.

We’re proposing that up to 220 new homes be built on the site in Reid Street after we leave for the new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

Visitors to the public exhibition had the chance to find out more, give their views and fill out feedback forms.

They included Christchurch MP Sir Christopher Chope and Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Ian Girling, who are pictured above with our managing director Simon Boyd (far left) and our planning consultant Ken Parke (far right).

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “It was a very busy event with lots of feedback from those who attended.

“The plans were well received by the majority of […]

24 09, 2018

REIDsteel unveils blueprint for growth

2018-10-01T11:42:49+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has launched new development plans. We’re aiming to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Christchurch.

The proposal is that up to 220 new homes be built on our site in Reid Street after we leave for our new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

We have commenced consultation about our proposals for housing on the site in Reid Street and intend to lodge an outline planning application by the end of the year.

We’re holding a public exhibition for local residents, businesses and the community from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 4th October in the community room at Christchurch fire station, Fairmile Road, Christchurch.

Simon Boyd, who is REIDsteel managing director, said: “These exciting development plans will allow our business to invest in the latest technology and increase productivity which will create more jobs and support the local economy while also providing much needed housing.

“It will also mean the removal of an industrial operation from a predominately residential area, and associated reductions in heavy traffic […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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