Reidsteel News2017-01-06T14:31:40+00:00

REIDsteel among firms coming together to show business is force for good

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd has thrown its weight behind a gamechanging new initiative to combat poverty and boost employment and social mobility.

The Dorset firm – known as REIDsteel – has become one of the first members of the Jobs Foundation, which is uniting industry leaders and entrepreneurs nationwide.

Managing director Simon Boyd has become a trustee of the independent charity. Quality, Health, Safety and Environment manager Jo White features on the foundation’s website and in its launch video.

Businesses are the most effective creator of jobs and social mobility, according to the foundation.

It will help firms to learn from each other to do even more in their local communities to relieve poverty and unemployment.

The foundation is headed by an advisory council […]

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Landmark agreement in REIDsteel redevelopment plans

British manufacturer John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Limited is today celebrating a major milestone in redevelopment plans for its site in Dorset.

The company – known as REIDsteel – has acquired a 2.2-acre plot immediately next to its existing headquarters in Christchurch.

Purchase of site, which was formerly occupied by Peeks Party Store and Monkey Madness soft play centre, will allow REIDsteel to move forward with plans to invest in a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex, new offices and staff facilities.

The redevelopment over a total of 6.4 acres will allow REIDsteel to considerably enhance its productivity and capabilities in the design, engineering, manufacture and supply of steel structures across the UK, Europe and the world.

It will provide a major boost for the local economy and supply chain as […]

By |May 31st, 2023|News|Comments Off on Landmark agreement in REIDsteel redevelopment plans

Students get to grips with work experience

Work experience students Edward and Ricardo gained valuable hands-on experience at REIDsteel – quite literally!

They got to grips with welding when they fabricated their own steel sections during a week spent with us.

The year 10 duo – from Twynham and The Grange schools in Christchurch – were the latest students to join us on placement.

They both expressed an interest in fabrication and spent the majority of their week in that area of the business.

The pictures show Edward and Ricardo above marking out sheet metal and trying their hand at welding as well as their finished work, below.

They were also given an overview of the other areas of the business as part of a bespoke […]

By |May 31st, 2023|News|Comments Off on Students get to grips with work experience

Premier League Kicks is a winner with REIDsteel

AFC Bournemouth duo Antoine Semenyo and Steve Fletcher were the star attractions at a special session of REIDsteel-sponsored Premier League Kicks in Christchurch.

Striker Semenyo and Cherries legend and first team coach Fletcher took part in the event at Mudeford Wood Community Centre.

The pair also conducted an enlightening question-and-answer session when Semenyo was asked about his maiden Premier League goal which came against Leeds.

Premier League Kicks offers free football and additional opportunities to more than 1,000 young people locally every year.

Sessions take place at Mudeford Wood Community Centre between 4pm and 5pm on Wednesdays for ages 8-10 and between 5pm and 6pm for ages 11-14. There is no pre-registration required as they all operate on a turn-up and play […]

By |May 24th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Premier League Kicks is a winner with REIDsteel

Coronation congratulations from REIDsteel

Simon Boyd, managing director of Christchurch-based REIDsteel, said: “Congratulations from REIDsteel to His Majesty King Charles III and Camilla, the Queen Consort, on their coronation.

“We wish you a long, successful, peaceful and happy reign as our monarch and head of the Commonwealth.

“British engineering and manufacturing has an excellent reputation on the world stage, where the monarch’s role as an international ambassador and champion of UK plc is absolutely vital.

“REIDsteel has been privileged to design, manufacture and construct steel structures at home and abroad under five monarchs dating back to George V in 1919.

“We are proud to continue flying the flag for British engineering and manufacturing under King Charles III’s reign. Long live the king!”

REIDsteel will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Recruiting now – Graduate Structural Engineer

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd is seeking an enthusiastic graduate to design a wide range of steel structures.

This is an excellent opportunity for training and development to become a successful structural engineer and progress to IStructE chartership.

Work will include designing steel structures varying from simple buildings to large aircraft hangars, grandstands and highway bridges.

As your training progresses you will be expected to assist sales staff in the preparation of offers; the draughtspeople in the detailing of the building elements; erection staff in the safe methods of building; and the end clients with a view to encouraging them to come back to us. This is a demanding, hands on structural engineering position.

John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel) Ltd – REIDsteel – is a well-established company […]

By |May 1st, 2023|News|Comments Off on Recruiting now – Graduate Structural Engineer
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