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21 09, 2022

Energy price cap – John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd comment

2022-09-21T13:25:20+01:00September 21st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Simon Boyd, managing director of John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd, said: “The price cap is to be broadly welcomed as it is significantly less than the rate we have been quoted by industry suppliers although it is still an increase of 100% on our current cost.

“On the face of it, it is more bearable although it is incredibly important that the supply chain passes all of the savings on. If so, I am confident that the price cap will prevent an immediate increase over the next six months after which time it is inevitable that more support will be needed unless conditions in the energy market change.”

Simon added: “Certainty is absolutely vital in business and we will be lobbying at the highest level to ensure companies in the most energy intensive sectors which are so important to the national economy and UK plc, such as steel and manufacturing, receive the support necessary beyond the six-months limit of the cap in order to survive, invest and grow.”

  • The price cap in wholesale prices is £211 per MWh of electricity, and £75 per MWh for gas for six […]
8 09, 2022

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd pays tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II

2022-09-08T22:54:11+01:00September 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: |

The thoughts and condolences of all at John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd are with the Royal family following the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II.

We are deeply saddened by her loss and share in the grief of so many across the United Kingdom and Commonwealth of Nations.

Mourning for her passing is combined with profound gratitude for her exemplary contribution to our country and public life; this has included unceasing support for the business community through countless workplace visits, patronages and awards.

Our company is proud to have won four prestigious Queen’s Awards for International Trade, and Her Majesty’s role on the world stage cannot be underestimated in its importance to our country’s businesses and economy.

Queen Elizabeth acted as a symbol of continuity and stability for so many years in a historic reign characterised by dedication, determination, leadership and good humour. She has set an impeccable example for her successor to follow.  God save the King.

 

8 09, 2022

Energy support package – reaction comment

2022-09-08T18:09:40+01:00September 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Simon Boyd, Managing Director of John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd, comments upon energy support measures announced today: 

“Our new Prime Minister’s intervention to freeze energy costs is clearly welcome although it would have been preferable to see the timescale expanded beyond six months for businesses.

“Capping energy costs at the same price per unit that households pay will help and it will be useful to see more details about this in order to gain greater clarity for budgeting over the coming months.

“It is encouraging to see further support promised for vulnerable sectors beyond the initial six months’ package based on a review this autumn, during which time I will forcefully be pressing the case for manufacturing and the steel industry.

“Overall, the new Prime Minister has recognised the necessity of tackling the underlying causes of the energy cost crisis which is critical for the long security of our energy supply and economic resilience to ensure our country is self-sufficient and not at the mercy of international markets or events.”

ENDS

 

7 09, 2022

Congratulations to new Prime Minister… and call for action

2022-09-07T11:41:25+01:00September 7th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Simon Brexit, REIDsteel, business, Dorset, steel, construction, structural steel, cladding, glazing, design, manufacturing, engineering, structural engineering, fabrication,Boyd, Managing Director of John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd, said: “Warmest congratulations to Liz Truss on becoming this country’s new Prime Minister.

“She has my full support and I feel certain that she is going make some radical changes which will benefit British businesses and their people.

“Clearly there is absolutely no time to waste in addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing businesses, not least the soaring cost of energy where the government will need to intervene without delay.

“Decisive support is urgently needed from our Prime Minister and her new government for businesses, especially small and medium sized firms which are the backbone of country’s economy and are among those most seriously affected by unsustainable rises in energy costs.

“I have been lobbying at the highest level for SMEs and UK manufacturing, particularly for the steel industry, and in my role as a member of the CBI’s manufacturing council and through the Dorset Chamber.

“The Dorset Chamber has been lobbying hard nationally and […]

22 07, 2022

Great new openings at REIDsteel

2022-07-22T17:22:19+01:00July 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

REIDsteel creates new jobs

Multi-award-winning John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has new opportunities to become part of its talented team.

We have openings across the company – based in Christchurch, Dorset – in a range of positions.

These new openings are an exciting opportunity to join a well-established and improvement-driven business which values its people and is a great place to work.

REIDsteel’s values are central to how it works and everything it does. It has a ‘One Team’ ethos which puts people and safety first to deliver for customers.

The new positions are:

  • Cladding Draughtsperson/Detailer
  • Glazing Draughtsperson/Detailer
  • QHSE Assistant
  • Fabricator Welder
  • Yard Operative
  • Purchasing Administrator

Please read below for more about each position.

Cladding Draughtsperson/Detailer: Responsibilities include preparing cladding layout drawings, flashing and gutter details as well as preparing lists for manufacturing, purchasing and despatch. They will work closely with our project team. This is a great opportunity for a trainee with AutoCAD experience looking to start their career.  Experience in the industry and in a similar role advantageous.

Glazing Draughtsperson/Detailer: They will produce drawings of aluminium windows, doors and curtain walling. The role will also involve preparing fabrication schedules, cutting […]

20 07, 2022

Green light for safer future with steel

2022-07-20T15:31:51+01:00July 20th, 2022|Categories: News|

GREEN LIGHT.: Artist's impression of new manufacturing base and offices at REIDsteel in Christchurch, which has been given planning permission by BCP Council

Steel Times International recently published an article about REIDsteel leading the way in the structural steel sector in a special edition about decarbonisation. Many thanks to the magazine for focusing on our initiatives. Here is the full article…  

THE structural steel sector could prove to be an important cog in the wheel of change as momentum builds towards a cleaner, greener decarbonised industry.

Deadlines are coming ever closer – including the government’s 2050 net zero target for all sectors of the economy and the 2035 aspiration for near-zero emissions from ore-based steelmaking recommended by the national Climate Change Committee.

Structural steel firms such as John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd are in a percipient position, able to gauge sentiment amongst clients and main contractors on one hand as well as suppliers on the other; especially when it comes to cost and sustainability.

The Dorset-based company – known as REIDsteel – has recognised the growing influence of sustainability on its own and clients’ decisions for some time, […]

23 06, 2022

National awards nomination for REIDsteel

2022-06-23T15:55:13+01:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd’s entry for the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards has won through to the final shortlist.

Its development of the UK’s largest dual-cantilever hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport with Civils Contracting Limited was selected following judging earlier this month. The super-hangar will be occupied by aerospace giant Bombardier when completed.

REIDsteel provided the design, drawing, fabrication and installation of the complete steel frame, electrically operated hangar doors and underslung cranes as well as the floor decking, cladding and glazing elements. REIDsteel was one of just two shortlisted projects where the design and fabrication were from the same company.

The advanced maintenance, repair and overhaul hangar has two 160m clear span entrances for servicing aircraft, along with offices and a VIP lounge.

Its design allowed the roof of the hangar area to safely span without support from internal columns to achieve the client’s aspiration for two vast, unobstructed hangar floor spaces of 77,500 sq ft (7,200 sq m) each.

The hangar rubs shoulders with 21 […]

16 06, 2022

Join us – great opportunities at REIDsteel

2022-06-16T16:40:11+01:00June 16th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has three great opportunities for people to become part of its talented team.

We have new openings for a Site Manager, Estimator/Bid Manager and Purchasing Administrator.

Site Manager:  Based at REIDsteel’s office in Christchurch, Dorset, but also working away from home to manage any of the company’s UK construction sites. They will:

  • Actively promote a safety first approach to the erection of structures
  • Produce RAMS, erection sequences and crane lift plans
  • Manage site labour and plant
  • SMSTS, CSCS Managers’ card, AP, full UK driving licence required

Steel and cladding experience is required for this role.

Estimator/Bid Manager: Responsible for preparing sales estimates, proposals and bids for design & build and pre-design projects. They will:

  • Work collaboratively with the wider team to generate competitive bids
  • Work closely with customers, business development and project managers to see bids through to fruition.

Previous experience of estimating in steel and/or cladding sectors is essential.

Applications would also be welcomed from graduates with a relevant design, technical or QS degree, looking to begin a career in estimating/bid management.

Purchasing Administrator: To support the company’s buyer with day […]

10 06, 2022

Judging opens for Structural Steel Design Awards

2022-06-10T17:37:24+01:00June 10th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Judging is underway for the prestigious Structural Steel Design Awards (SSDA) – and it was the turn of our entry to go in the spotlight yesterday.
It was a pleasure to welcome one of the SSDA judges to view our dual cantilever ‘super-hangar’ built at London Biggin Hill Airport for occupation by aerospace giant Bombardier.
Our thanks go to Bombardier who hosted the visit.  John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd Pre-Construction Director Richard Hanson and Head of Technical John Harrison attended for the technical discussion and they were also accompanied by our Client team from London Biggin Hill Airport and main contractor Civils Contracting Limited in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of a One Team approach in constructing a project of this scale and complexity.
They gave a presentation and led a tour of the landmark development, which features two 160m clear span entrances and underslung cranes for servicing aircraft along with separate offices and a VIP lounge.
It was a tremendous team effort by all at REIDsteel to put the entry together.
We hope to make the 2022 Structural Steel Design […]

31 05, 2022

BCSA spotlight shines on REIDsteel

2022-05-31T15:37:11+01:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

BCSA video

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has become the first company to feature in a new series of videos from the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA).

The ‘Meet the Member’ profile features Head of QHSE Joanne White and Head of Technical John Harrison who give insights into the company and some of its most outstanding recent projects, including a landmark hangar at Biggin Hill Airport.

They set out REIDsteel’s design, build, fabrication and installation expertise for the full building envelope, which significantly reduces risk and the likelihood of variations for clients.

Jo and John also explained how BCSA membership gives REIDsteel a framework to help manage its systems, ensuring client satisfaction, safe projects for the company’s staff, other trades and end users.

BCSA has also provided assistance for REIDsteel in its commitment to net zero. The company is proud to have a longstanding history with BCSA both for the support its provides on a practical level but also for the benefits the organisation brings to the wider structural steel sector and the economy.

REIDsteel is grateful to the BCSA to become the first firm featured […]

24 05, 2022

Beacon to burn brightly in honour of Queen’s jubilee

2022-05-24T14:43:39+01:00May 24th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

REIDsteel marks Queen's Jubilee

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd is lighting up the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations with a giant beacon.

The company has designed, manufactured and erected the steel torch at Mudeford Quay in its hometown of Christchurch, Dorset.

John Reid & Sons – known as REIDsteel – has sponsored the beacon as its way of paying tribute to the Queen for her 70 years of service.

It will be among 1,500 beacons set ablaze on the evening of Thursday June 2 to form a chain of fire around the country as a symbol of gratitude and national unity.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “We have fostered strong links with our local community over many years as well as many others across the UK and the Commonwealth.

“We’ve had the honour of winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise on four separate occasions for our exporting excellence and truly appreciate just how greatly these accolades have helped the company.

“The Queen has always promoted British expertise, engineering and business so the least we […]

29 03, 2022

International airport takes shape with REIDsteel

2022-03-29T14:23:52+01:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: News|

 

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has completed work on a multi-million-pound development to create an international aviation hub for west Africa.

REIDsteel provided design, steel fabrication and supervision services for the ‘ultra-modern’ terminal building at Kumasi International Airport in Kumasi, Ghana.

The 130-strong business manufactured the steel structure in Christchurch, Dorset, before shipping all the component parts more than 3,300 miles to Ghana.

It also provided the roofing system to comply with a specific noise and thermal reduction specification and the high-specification glazing, including ‘statement’ curtain-walling for the elevations of the building with solar controls to withstand extreme sunlight and temperatures.

Other elements included cladding, canopies, steel personnel doors and automated entrances.

The 12,500 sq m terminal – including passenger and VIP lounges, customs zone, departure gates, baggage handling and security – is at the heart of the €125 million (£104 million) airport development. It will be able to handle more than one million passengers annually.

REIDsteel, which has exported to more than 140 countries to date, has completed its phase of works with main contractor Contracta Construction UK Limited, progressing towards a completion later this […]

22 03, 2022

REIDsteel strengthens senior team

2022-03-22T17:17:02+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Leading manufacturer John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Limited has appointed former British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) president Tim Outteridge as its sales director.

The Dorset-based company – known as REIDsteel – welcomes Tim to the position as it continues to grow in the UK and globally.

Tim, who is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, brings his experience in the structural steelwork sector to REIDsteel and supports a team of very talented engineers.

Some of the projects that Tim has been involved with include steel bridging for key infrastructure projects for both National Highways and Network Rail as well as private sector projects such as Canary Wharf, The Shard, Oxford Street, Regent Street, the British Library and London Bridge Station.

Simon Boyd, REIDsteel managing director, said: “Tim brings exceptional expertise in the structural steelwork sector built over many years.

“His passion for the industry and commitment to delivering the highest-quality structures cost-effectively while creating value for the client matches our own drive for continuous improvement and the greatest standards of customer service.

“At REIDsteel our people are our company. We have a diverse board and […]

17 03, 2022

Careers and apprenticeship show is just the job

2022-03-17T11:57:04+00:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

A team from John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has been talking to prospective new employees at the Careers and Apprenticeship Show at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC).

They manned stand C5 to provide information about the range of exciting apprenticeship opportunities available at REIDsteel – including fabricator/welder, cladding draughtsperson and steel erector positions.

As a company REIDsteel is always keen to recruit locally and provide opportunities for young people, including apprenticeships, work experience placements and support for such projects as AFC Bournemouth’s Premier League Kicks initiative.

Even more apprenticeships will be on offer once we complete the redevelopment of our site in Christchurch with a cutting-edge new manufacturing facility and headquarters – whether for skilled roles in our workshops and on sites or in the office.

There was a great atmosphere at the BIC with lots of young people, students, parents, teachers and employers attending throughout the day – and visiting the REIDsteel stand.

The one-day event is one of the premier careers shows in the South with more than 100 employers and organisations in attendance.

Keep watching our website and […]

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