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13 11, 2019

It’s the final countdown…

2019-11-13T10:33:00+00:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was great to the meet the finalists in our category at a special Dorset Business Awards reception.

Dorset Chamber held the event to announced businesses on the shortlist for honours at the gala awards ceremony on November 28.

REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell and HR/Contracts Administrator Megan Law represented REIDsteel at the ‘Meet the Finalist’ showcase.

We’re sponsoring the prestigious Excellence in Engineering and Manufacturing Award jointly with Atlas Elektronik UK (AEUK).

Finalists in the running for the title are Actisense, Field International Ltd and Precision Acoustics.

Sean and Megan rubbed shoulders with the finalists and fellow sponsors at the reception, which heralded what promises to be a superb Dorset Business Awards ceremony at the end of this month.

As a local business with international reach, we know just how important manufacturing and engineering excellence has been to our own success.

It is important to recognise the achievements of businesses in this sector, which is a bedrock of the local and national economy.

It’s third […]

22 03, 2019

REIDsteel goes global with international award nomination

2019-03-22T11:12:51+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

International, Steel, steel construction, cladding, glazing, louvres, Solent, Solent 250, Dorset, Hampshure, construction, structural steel, business, bridges, international trade, exports, hospitals, commercial buildings, hangars, churches, factories, industrial units, car showrooms, schools

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has been named as a finalist for the Solent 250 International Business of the Year title.

The Solent 250 lists the top private companies in the Solent and South Central region.

We will find out if we have claimed the International Business of the Year honour at the annual Solent 250 dinner and awards ceremony on April 2.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said: “The Solent 250 includes some of the region’s most successful and high-profile businesses.

“It is a tremendous honour to be shortlisted as an awards finalist among such company.

“We’ve exported to more than 140 countries to date, and this year celebrate our one-hundredth anniversary.

“Winning this award would be the icing on the cake […]

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 […]

27 02, 2019

Simon among Brexit conference speakers

2019-02-27T10:57:10+00:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) managing director Simon Boyd is among the speakers lined up for a conference about Brexit.

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry is holding the event with the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership and Bournemouth University.

Simon will be among the experts on a panel at the Business Brexit Conference at the Hallmark Carlton Hotel in Bournemouth on Friday March 1.

The non-political event is aimed at giving businesses vital support as the clock ticks down towards the UK’s departure on March 29.

Other speakers will include Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns, economist Professor Nigel Jump from Bournemouth University, […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 10, 2017

And the award nominees are…

2017-10-17T13:40:26+01:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s Dorset Business Awards – especially the three nominees for the UK Exporter of the Year title.

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

As headline sponsor of this newly created category for 2017, it was tough to pick the trio and all are richly deserving of their success in making the shortlist.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd, who visited the nominees to assist in judging, said: “Well done to everyone at Actisense, Aeronautical & General Instruments and Trimetals on reaching the shortlist.

“It is recognition of the tremendous work their people are doing every day to help their firms grow through overseas trade.

“Exports are incredibly important to the UK economy. The UK’s huge trading deficits can only be addressed through the ingenuity, drive and determination of exporters who can turn this trading deficit into a surplus.

“We wish the UK Exporter of Year finalists, and all of the other categories, the best of luck and look […]

19 09, 2017

Brexit is the answer on Any Questions

2017-09-19T21:21:14+01:00September 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: […]