2 02, 2022

Green light for major redevelopment plans

2022-02-02T15:32:30+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorised|

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

British manufacturer John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Limited, which trades in the UK and globally, has won planning permission for major redevelopment of its site in Dorset.

The company – known as REIDsteel – has received the green light from BCP Council for a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex, new offices and staff facilities in Christchurch.

The redevelopment of the REIDsteel site and adjacent land formerly occupied by Peeks Party Store will deliver a 6.4-acre manufacturing base and boost the company’s capability.

Managing director Simon Boyd said: “This is absolutely brilliant news for REIDsteel, the local economy and GB plc.

“It is a milestone in the long history of the company, which has gained a worldwide reputation for high quality British engineering, design and manufacturing.

“It will allow us to significantly increase productivity, create more highly-skilled employment and apprenticeships, and boost the local economy while cutting our carbon footprint.

“In addition, the major new facility will enhance our ability within both the domestic and export markets.

“Our […]

4 01, 2021

New business park built by REIDsteel opens for business

2021-01-04T14:02:00+00:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorised|

PARK LIFE: Penton Motor Group Financial Director Jan Dibden, centre, with REIDsteel Operations Director Donna Campo, left, and REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell, right. REIDsteel project team are stood behind at the new Penton Business Park in Christchurch. PARK LIFE: Penton Motor Group Financial Director Jan Dibden centre with REIDsteel Operations Director Donna Campo, left, and REIDsteel Business Relationship Director Sean Burchell, right, with REIDsteel project team behind at the new Penton Business Park in Christchurch

A new business park has thrown open its gates in Christchurch in a boost for the local economy.

Construction work has been completed at The Penton Business Park in Stony Lane in a £2.5m regeneration of a formerly disused site.

The Penton Motor Group has invested in the commercial property development to create a trading hub for firms, with up to 30 jobs being created.

Fellow Christchurch firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been engaged to provide and install the full frame and envelope and has designed and manufactured the steel frames, with installation of the metal decking, cladding, roof sheeting, glazing and doors for the retail park.

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24 09, 2019

Wide awake for homeless

2019-09-24T10:50:33+01:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|

We’re proud to support this year’s YMCA Bournemouth Big Sleep Easy to help the homeless.

Our managing director Simon Boyd will be braving the cold to take part in the event at Bournemouth Sports Club in November.

He will join 200 staff, managers and directors from businesses and organisations under the stars to raise awareness and funds.

Simon said: “I have decided to forego my warm bed for a night to try and help raise money through the big sleep easy for the YMCA.

“Please support me in raising some money for those who need our help.”

Last year’s event raised a staggering £25,000 for the YMCA’s work.

Simon and fellow fundraisers this year will wrap up warm, build shelters out of cardboard boxes, take part in fun challenges and then sleep outside for a night in an enclosed area, warmed only by their sleeping bag, hot drinks and the supportive messages of those who’ve sponsored […]

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 […]

19 09, 2019

REIDsteel named among top firms

2019-09-19T10:18:49+01:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|Tags: |

REIDsteel has been recognised as one of the top business in the South of England in new industry rankings.

The Southern Manufacturing 100 shines a light on the best performing firms in the region, based on turnover.

We’ve been listed at 45 in the listing, which is published by The Business Magazine and sponsored by Lloyds Bank, MHA MacIntyre Hudson and Xtrac.

The McLaren Group topped the table, followed by Lush Cosmetics, Stannah, Killinchy Aerospace and the James Walker Group.

Other names on the list of top manufacturers included Dorset firms Hall & Woodhouse, Neal’s Yard, Rollalong and Langham Industries.

This recognition comes after we were named as a finalist for the Solent 250 International Business of the Year title.

It comes in a landmark year for REIDsteel as we celebrate our centenary.

Our success has been built on […]

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 […]

10 06, 2019

Entries open for Dorset Business Awards

2019-06-10T14:05:26+01:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

We’re backing the Excellence in Manufacturing and Engineering category at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

Entries have just opened for the 25th annual extravaganza, which is organised by the Dorset Chamber.

The prestigious contest recognises the best businesses, entrepreneurs, apprentices and employees in 12 categories.

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

It’s third consecutive year that we have supported the awards.

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 […]

6 06, 2019

REIDsteel flies flag for livery hangar

2019-06-06T14:49:50+01:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has won a new contract for a major hangar at a South East airport.

The firm is providing the design, fabrication and installation of steelwork & cladding for the replacement aircraft painting and livery facility which will also be able to accommodate larger aircraft at Southend Airport.

We started work on the site in early July. The new hangar will be used by Satys Air Livery Ltd for its exterior sealing, painting, spraying and engineering services.

REIDsteel will utilise its patented V-Brace tied segmented “Archspan” design for the 43m clear span structure being built with main contractor AW Hardy.

A W Hardy has been providing high quality construction services in Essex for over 60 years and says it is delighted to be working with REIDsteel on this […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 03, 2017

Simon Says.. Spring Budget

2017-03-10T10:37:15+00:00March 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorised|

Simon Boyd, Managing Director of Christchurch-based REIDsteel which works throughout the UK and exports worldwide , said: “It was a positive Budget as we look ahead to negotiations for Brexit.

“I am fully supportive of the Government and the work it has to do, and this Budget will help prepare the grounds for a strong economy during this time.

“From a business point of view there was good news with the reduction in Corporation Tax to 17%. The support for social care is welcome although a fundamental reform of the whole system is needed in the long term.

“The rise in the National Living Wage is also welcome because we believe in a decent wage for the UK workforce.

“Low productivity is a perennial issue and some companies prefer to employ cheap labour rather than invest in new technology, which is one of the measures required to help productivity levels rise.

“Funding for infrastructure improvements must always be a priority. I will be writing to East Dorset District Council and Christchurch Borough Council with an offer to meet to brainstorm ideas to win a slice of the £690m prize money available […]

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