Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling welcomes REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd has been re-elected as a non-executive director of Dorset Chamber.

Simon was voted back onto the board at the chamber’s 2023 annual meeting.

Simon, pictured with Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling, first joined the board in March 2019 and acts on a voluntary basis as a non-executive director alongside his role as REIDsteel managing director and his many other commitments.

REIDsteel is also a Platinum Business Partner of the chamber, which is Dorset’s leading business support organisation and the county’s voice of business.

REIDsteel has the community at its heart and is proud to support its local chamber and help it drive forward the economy. The chamber’s mission statement is ‘enabling better lives through business’ – a value also reflected in our membership of the Jobs Foundation and its ethos that ‘business is a force for good’.

Dorset is one of the leading chambers in the south west of England and the only one in the county accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce.

It has led the way nationally on such initiatives as wellbeing, menopause awareness and mental health support. The chamber has more five-star Google reviews than any other in the country.

The chamber was also named as one of the top five chambers by the BCC in its annual awards this year.

Also at the annual meeting Tony Brown, managing director of Ferndown-based Y-not-Finance, was elected as the new president and Gareth Sherwood, who is chief executive of Bournemouth YMCA, became vice-president.

Helen Stacey, who is managing director of Aspire Jobs, was appointed as the chair of the Dorset Chamber Ambassadors and joined the board of directors.