John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) Contracts Director Dario Di-Felice

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has strengthened its board with a new director as it follows ambitious growth plans.

The £30m turnover business has promoted Dario Di-Felice from Head of Contracts to Contracts Director as the 130-strong company builds for the future.

Christchurch-based REIDsteel provides ‘pre-construction to completion’ services for all kinds of steel structures from design, fabrication and supply to erection – including cladding, glazing and doors where required.

Managing Director Simon Boyd said: “Dario is a superb professional who brings immense experience to the board.

“He has played a critical role in helping REIDsteel successfully negotiate the challenges brought about by the pandemic and will be indispensable as the business follows ambitious growth plans in the future.

“We’re a progressive company with a strong, dynamic and diverse board. I’m sure the rest of our directors will join me in congratulating Dario and welcoming him in his new position.”

Dario, a Chartered Construction Manager, has over 38 years of industry experience across multiple sectors – including roles at Vinci Construction, Morgan Sindall, Ballast Nedam and his own company Building Options Ltd.

He joined REIDsteel in August 2020 as Head of Contracts after formerly working for the business as an external consultant.

Dario’s responsibilities include management of the contracts office, contract negotiations and the contractual, financial and successful delivery of projects.

Dario, who is a Bournemouth Property Association committee member, said: “REIDsteel is a strong business with an excellent reputation and a dedicated team.

“I’m looking forward to nurturing and building upon the relationships REIDsteel has with clients, contractors and suppliers, and raising the general awareness of the capabilities and expertise that we have to offer.”

Dario, who is married with two children and lives in Bournemouth, added: “The board has managed the challenges of the pandemic very well and I’m keen to help it take REIDsteel into the next phase of its growth.”

REIDsteel recently announced proposals for the redevelopment of its site in Christchurch, Dorset, with a new purpose-built manufacturing facilities and offices.

REIDsteel designs, manufactures and builds all types of steel structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

They include aircraft hangars, bridges, stadia, car parks, hospitals, defensive structures, churches, schools and industrial buildings. It specialises in disaster resistant structures to withstand such threats as hurricanes and tsunamis.