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9 07, 2019

Clock ticking for Dorset Business Awards

2019-07-09T11:17:02+01:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: |

The deadline for entries in the Dorset Business Awards is fast approaching.

There is less than month until the closing date of Friday August 2 for the 25th annual extravaganza, which is organised by the Dorset Chamber.

This year we are sponsoring the Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering Award along with co-sponsor Atlas Elektronik UK.

The Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering Award is for businesses that excel in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) sector.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said: “As we celebrate our centenary at REIDsteel, we know just how important manufacturing and engineering excellence has been to the success of our business.

“We also firmly believe in recognising achievement, which make us an ideal sponsor for this category in partnership with Atlas Elektronik UK.

“Manufacturing and engineering are bedrocks of the local and national economy, and it is vital that this sector receives the recognition and support it deserves.

“The Dorset Business Awards are a perfect way of doing this, and shining a spotlight on some of […]

11 01, 2019

REIDsteel on mettle for Jaguar Land Rover

2019-01-11T11:50:59+01:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has provided expertise for the construction of a £7.3m Jaguar Land Rover showroom in the Midlands.

We’ve worked on the new complex for the Jardine Motors Group in Wolverhampton through main contractor Speller Metcalfe.

We met all of the propriety design requirements for the erection of structural steelwork, cladding and decking for the state-of-the-art showroom.

Jordan Laker, REIDsteel Project Engineer, said: “The Jaguar Land Rover dual branded facilities showroom with the Jardine Motors Group was an exciting development to be involved in and the finished showroom looks superb.

“Jardine is a leading national retail network and this will be one of the largest Jaguar Land Rover dual branded facilities in the country.

“We worked closely with Speller Metcalfe to meet the propriety requirements of Jaguar Land Rover to create a flagship building which reflects the quality and excellence for which the company is known.

“The automotive retail sector is a growth area for REIDsteel and we anticipate focusing on similar schemes in the near future.”

Midlands-based Speller Metcalfe is a national building contractor and family owned business with more […]

16 11, 2018

Engineering the future

2018-11-16T16:39:07+01:00November 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 […]

25 10, 2017

Engineering the future

2017-10-25T16:42:04+01:00October 25th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

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 profile within the engineering community too.”

Our stand included a rolling video, displays and information about REIDsteel. It was our first careers fair. We’re now due to attend a second event at the University of Portsmouth.

Half of our engineering recruits are graduates. Employing them at an early stage of their career means we can train them to the […]

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