STEEL: Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Ian Girling welcomes REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd to the board

REIDsteel’s managing director Simon Boyd has joined the board of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a non-executive director

Simon joins as the chamber – Dorset’s voice of business – celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019, while we mark our centenary this year.

Chief executive Ian Girling said: “Simon is a driven and astute business leader who will strengthen our already formidable board.

“We are thrilled to welcome him as a non-executive director as we continue to expand, modernise and support the business community and local economy.”

We’re a longstanding chamber member and a Dorset Young Chamber and Dorset Business Awards sponsor.

We have the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and or glazing requirements anywhere in the UK, Europe and the world.

Simon said: “As a successful business with a century of trading to its name, it has been essential to maintain integrity, inclusiveness and a positive approach, which are values we share with the Chamber. One must always keep looking forward.

“I am keen to play my part as it continues to modernise, grow and support the business community.”

The Dorset Chamber – the second largest in the South West – has more than 700 members representing 35,000 employees.

Its board comprises chief executive Ian Girling, president Liz Willingham, chairperson of the chamber council Chris Slocock, past president Paul Tansey, senior vice-president Stephen Mills, junior vice-president Warren Munson, honorary solicitor Matthew Fretten, honorary treasurer James Robinson and non-executive directors Jason Gault, Caron Khan and Simon Boyd.