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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 […]

24 09, 2019

Businessman bangs drum for trade

2019-09-24T09:14:55+01:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: , |

TRADE: Simon Boyd, managing director of Reid Steel

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd is set to appear at a major fringe event alongside the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester.

He will sit on a panel with former Trade Secretary Peter Lilley and Yeovil MP Marcus Fysh to debate British trade after Brexit.

It is one of three fringe events being held by the Global Britain group on Monday September 30 at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall.

Mr Boyd, who sits on the CBI’s manufacturing council, said: “This is the perfect opportunity to bang the drum for free trade within earshot of those in power.

“Brexit gives us a once in a generation opportunity to redefine our global trading relationships and prosper on the world stage.”

Mr Boyd wrote the forward to a ‘Fact not Friction’ paper by Global Britain and the European Research […]

11 09, 2019

Business awards finalists revealed

2019-09-11T11:27:25+01:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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Congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

The Dorset Chamber has just revealed the shortlists for each category in this year’s 25th anniversary extravaganza.

We’re proud to be sponsor of the Excellence in Engineering & Manufacturing Award along with Atlas Elektronik UK.

Well done to the finalists in ‘our’ category: Actisense, Field International Ltd and Precision Acoustics.

The standard once again was exceptional and we’re looking forward to revealing the name of the winner on the awards night, November 28.

As we celebrate our […]

20 08, 2019

New school takes shape with steel

2019-08-20T17:17:14+01:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

A UK steel industry backed project to rebuild a hurricane-hit primary school is nearing completion in the Caribbean.

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is leading a consortium of UK businesses which have joined forces to help reconstruct the Enis Adams Primary School on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

They are Tata Steel, National Tube Stockholders, Joseph Ash Galvanizing, Euroclad Group Ltd, Ayrshire Metals Ltd, BAPP, Powell Gee & Co Ltd, Kestrel Liner Agencies and […]

20 05, 2019

Centenary celebration is huge success

2019-05-20T14:42:40+01:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Reid Steel 100th anniversary celebration at The Captain's Club Hotel in Christchurch. Directors from left, Tim Cook, Tim Reid, Managing director Simon Boyd, Peter Reid and Richard Hanson

REIDsteel looked to the future as it celebrated its past at a glittering 100th anniversary party in Christchurch.

Directors of John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) held the centenary celebration for 300 members of staff, clients, suppliers and business associates.

Guests came from across the UK and around the world for the extravaganza, including Belize, Ghana, India, the British Virgin Islands and Mauritius.

The celebration at the exclusive Captain’s Club hotel included food, drinks, speeches, music, entertainment and a thrilling fireworks display.

It was held to mark 100 years of REIDsteel designing, fabricating and erecting steel structures throughout the UK and across the world following the firm’s foundation by Col John Reid in France in 1919.

25 03, 2019

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

2019-03-25T14:09:29+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT: Staff at John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) celebrate their centenary.

Our company – founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot – this year celebrates its landmark centenary year.

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) linked up with the cross-Channel airman after he crash-landed in a field in France and used a cattle shed built by the firm to store his damaged aeroplane.

Today our business has become a leading international structural steel firm with the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and glazing anywhere across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Over the past two years, we’ve been working on our strategy to secure the Company’s long term future and have announced plans for a multi-million pound investment in a new purpose built facility […]

22 03, 2019

REIDsteel goes global with international award nomination

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

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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 […]