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23 03, 2021

Lockdown – one year on…

2021-03-23T09:09:52+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: News|

It was exactly one year ago today – on March 23, 2020 – when the UK went into lockdown.

What a year it has been – who could have predicted what the next 12 months would hold?

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) was one of the first firms to temporarily shut down its manufacturing and construction site operations – and led the way in re-opening five weeks later when we welcomed staff back into our workshops with social distancing and resumed operations on construction sites.

One year on, we’ve returned to – and exceeded – pre-Covid levels of productivity and are firing on all cylinders, albeit with some differences.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our people, suppliers and contractors remains our first priority.

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12 03, 2021

On crest of wave with Solent 250

2021-03-12T15:14:11+00:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Solent 250 success

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been recognised as one of the top businesses in the Solent in new ratings out today.

The firm features in the 2021 Solent 250 listing of private, independent businesses with the highest turnover in the region.

The Business Magazine has published the rankings with HSBC, Irwin Mitchell, RSM and CMA Recruitment Group.

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

“It is testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone at the company that REIDsteel is included among their number.

“Although we have experienced significant growth over recent years, we are not content to rest on our laurels and have ambitious plans for the future. I hope this will enable us to help make the region an even greater powerhouse than it already is.”

REIDsteel was ranked 232nd in the listings with sales of £20.4m for the year ending March […]

27 01, 2021

Driving force at Jaguar Land Rover

2021-01-27T16:45:29+00:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: News|

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has provided an in-house value engineered and designed full structural steel frame and envelope – including design, fabrication and erection provision – for a prestigious Jaguar Land Rover dealership at Cribb’s Causeway in Bristol.

REIDsteel was engaged by Midas Construction for the development for the Sytner Group’s Guy Salmon dealership.

The overall contract included the main showroom, incorporating a customer drive though service centre, state-of-the-art 29-bay workshop and full complement of ancillary and servicing areas.

REIDsteel provided the steel frame, rainscreen façade and composite wall cladding, architectural mesh facades for the car park area; roof decking comprising car parking which was arranged with parking over two floors with associated access ramps for the rooftop car park of 236 spaces, including crash barriers, mezzanine floors using metal decking and stair cores. Steel sections totalling circa 700 tonnes were used for the Jaguar Land Rover dealership.

Additionally, REIDsteel provided a matching independent wet valet facility to match the main structure.

Extending over 3.7 acres, the £12.3m dealership complex includes display space for […]

21 12, 2020

2020-12-21T12:36:35+00:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

 

Merry Christmas from all at REIDsteel

It’s been the kind of year when we all needed a ‘hard hat’ to go with the masks and hand sanitiser. But thanks to the fantastic support of our clients and suppliers we are looking forward to 2021.  Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year to all.

30 11, 2020

We’re hiring – new jobs at REIDsteel

2020-11-30T14:15:54+00:00November 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

REIDsteel creates new jobs

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) is recruiting for a range of positions as its business continues to grow.

The jobs are being created in response to increased demand for its design, fabrication and erection services.

The new positions offer strong starting salaries and opportunities for career progression at one of the world’s leading structural steel companies.

 

The positions are:

  • Erection Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Tekla Draughtsperson
  • Cladding Draughtsperson
  • Fabricator/Welder Apprentice
  • Shotblast Operative
  • Steel Erector
  • Estimator/Bid Manager

REIDsteel is pleased to create the new jobs to boost company growth and support the local economy.

Thanks to its in-house capabilities and expertise, REIDsteel is regularly contracted to design, manufacture and supply complete steel structures including the cladding, glazing, louvres and staircases for projects anywhere in the UK, Europe and across the world.

They include advanced aircraft hangars, bridges, hospitals, sports stadia, disaster resilient buildings, defensive structures, churches, schools, industrial & commercial buildings, and warehouses.

REIDsteel was the first contractor to sign the UK Steel Charter and has appointed British Steel as its preferred supplier to support the industry and UK economy.

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29 09, 2020

Bombardier hangar takes shape as roof goes up

2020-09-29T13:52:45+01:00September 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The core structural steelwork for Bombardier Aviation’s new 250,000 sq. ft hangar at London Biggin Hill Airport is complete, with construction of the cantilever roof beginning in earnest.

Dorset-based structural steel firm John Reid &Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) and design and build specialist Civils Contracting Ltd (Civils) are building the Bombardier service centre together, with products sourced from British Steel.

On completion, it will be the largest cantilever roofed hangar to be built in the UK for more than 50 years.

The complex cantilever design allows the roofs to safely span the hangar without support from any internal columns, creating a vast floor space capable of housing up to 14 Global 7500s jets at any one time.

John Harrison, senior technical manager at REIDsteel, said: “REIDsteel has strong history at London Biggin Hill, with more than half of the hangars currently standing built by the company.

“This is the most technically challenging yet. With a 165m long central core supporting two 45m cantilever roofs, it is the UK’s second largest after a 46.5m cantilever hangar built at RAF Brize Norton in […]

25 08, 2020

REIDsteel firing on all cylinders

2020-08-25T11:30:29+01:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is back to pre-Covid productivity levels at its manufacturing facility in Dorset.

We have welcomed staff back into its workshops with social distancing, and have resumed operations on construction sites.

Now we are set to phase the return of office staff at our Christchurch headquarters, the majority of whom have been working remotely from home.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “We have reached and are now exceeding pre-lockdown productivity levels in our manufacturing facility.

“Praise must go to all of our people who returned to work raring to go and embraced our new Covid-19 working practices.

“Our construction operations have also successfully resumed and we intend to introduce a phased return for our office staff.

“The commitment of our people has helped to place the company in a very strong position so it is able to play a full part in supporting the country’s economic recovery.”

We were one of the first to shut down our manufacturing and construction site operations following the Government’s Covid lockdown in March – and led the way in re-opening five weeks […]

31 07, 2020

Double promotion from within at REIDsteel

2020-07-31T09:05:17+01:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has promoted two rising stars to managerial positions at its headquarters in Christchurch, Dorset.

The 130-strong structural steel firm has appointed Megan Law as Head of Human Resources and Jo White as Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Manager in a double promotion.

Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “At REIDsteel we are strong believers in recognising excellence and promoting talented people from within.

“Megan and Jo are rising stars and have both played key roles to ensure the smooth and safe running of the company.

“My congratulations to them both on their richly deserved promotions and I am sure that they will continue to make outstanding contributions as we look forward to the future with confidence despite the coronavirus pandemic.”

Jo has worked at REIDsteel since June 2016 and was promoted from QHSE co-ordinator.

Megan, who started at the company in February 2019, has been promoted from HR/Contracts Administrator.

The double promotion comes hot on the heels of the appointment of Donna Campo as Operations Director and Simon Morgan as Financial Director.

REIDsteel is firing on all cylinders with social distancing and safety measures in […]