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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 in our centenary year.”

REIDsteel specialises in providing entire steel frame and building envelope solutions all under one roof.

Thanks to our In-House capabilities and expertise, we are 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 bridges, hospitals, sports stadia, disaster resilient buildings, defensive structures, churches, schools, industrial & commercial buildings, warehouses and advanced aircraft hangars.

The Solent 250 list is topped by broadcast specialist Arqiva with turnover of nearly £1bn.

Other names with which we rub shoulders on the list are the Hendy Group car dealership, AFC Bournemouth, Trant Engineering, superyacht giant Sunseeker, Lush, Fat Face, Stannah, Ordnance Survey, Farrow & Ball and Snows motor group.

The Solent 250 dinner and awards, organised by The Business Magazine, are being held at the Hilton Ageas Bowl, near Southampton.

Other awards include Employer of the Year and Ones to Watch.

We’re looking forward to the big night and will be keeping our fingers crossed.

A win would be a great way to help celebrate our landmark centenary in 2019.