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16 04, 2020

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) statement: limited return to work

2020-04-16T13:01:56+01:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Structural steel company John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel), which was one of the first to shutdown its manufacturing and site operations following the Government’s implementation of the lockdown, has today announced a limited to return to work at its manufacturing facility in Christchurch.

The decision follows an extensive review of its steel handling and manufacturing procedures to find a way of helping those who cannot work from home back into full time work.

The company is also working on plans that will allow its site teams (including subcontractors) to return to construction sites.

Managing director Simon Boyd, above left, said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of our people is our utmost priority. When the lockdown was announced, we immediately took the decision to send all our people home to stop any potential spread of the virus and to give us time to consider alternative measures.”

“As government has advised we should do, we have been working on plans to find a way to re-open the factory/works and our construction sites to allow those who cannot work from home back to work while still respecting the hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

“It […]

17 01, 2020

Congratulations to Chartered Structural Engineer John

2020-01-17T08:56:49+00:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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REIDsteel design officer manager John Harrison has received his Chartership certificate from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London.

John received the accolade from IStructE president Joe Kindregan after being elected as a member of the prestigious institution earlier this year.

Chartership recognises John’s professional and technical excellence, and means he is entitled to be referred to as a Chartered Structural Engineer.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “Congratulations to John on his richly deserved recognition.

“He has played a key role in the success of the company in recent years and will continue to do so moving forward.”

Simon added: “John’s achievement reflects the wealth of great talent we have within the company as we look forward to an exciting time ahead with relocation to our new state-of-the-art facility.

John marks his tenth year with REIDsteel in 2020. He has a degree in Civil Engineering – MEng (Hons) – from Cardiff University and has worked as the lead designer on nearly […]

13 01, 2020

Green light for new homes in Christchurch  

2020-01-13T08:37:28+00:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Ambitious plans for the future of John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) have received a major boost with the green light for development of its site in Christchurch.

The company obtained planning approval from BCP Council for up to 167 homes on its four-acre site off Fairmile Road in Christchurch.

It paves the way for our relocation to a state-of-the-art new facility proposed near Bournemouth Airport.

BCP Council’s planning committee gave the go-ahead for the residential scheme, which will also include parking and access.

Now we will market the site for a developer to build the homes after it relocates.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd said: “This was a fantastic decision and a great start to 2020 for us.

“It will unlock the other steps which we need to follow for our relocation to the new manufacturing facility near Bournemouth Airport.

“The new site is absolutely vital for the future of our company and will allow us to significantly increase […]

5 12, 2019

Helping Boreham Wood FC to stand out from the crowd

2019-12-05T09:45:45+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons (REIDsteel) Ltd has played a key part in the development of a football club’s £1m new stand.

We provided steel design, fabrication and construction expertise for the project at Boreham Wood FC’s Meadow Park ground.

We designed and supplied a fully galvanised steel frame – including cladding, terracing and handrails – for the North Stand at the stadium in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.

We worked on the project through main contractor Civils Contracting Ltd of Tonbridge and with HTP Architecture LLP Chartered RIBA Architects, based in Richmond, Surrey.

National League side Boreham Wood FC play their home games at the ground, which is shared with Premier League side Arsenal FC’s Women’s and youth teams.

Sean Burchell, REIDsteel business relationship director, said: “This was our second stand at Boreham Wood FC and the latest in a long line of stadia projects.

“We were delighted to return to the club and provide our expertise to help develop this modern, high-quality facility.

“Boreham Wood FC are a […]

5 12, 2019

Vote for Brexit

2019-12-05T09:29:53+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Voters in Dorset have been urged to back Brexit at the ballot box to ensure a swift departure from the European Union.

Our managing director Simon Boyd said a strong showing for the Conservative Party was vital in the general election on December 12.

Simon has been campaigning for the past 30 years against bad EU directives and regulations that impact on British business and to retain British Standards, which are seen by many as the finest in the world.

He said: “While there are many important issues at stake in the forthcoming general election by far the most critical at this point in time is Brexit.

“The only way for a swift and successful departure from the EU is for people to support the Conservative candidate in their constituency so we can get this stage of Brexit done by the end of January.

“Then businesses, and their employees, will be able to move on with confidence while the Government begins to focus on future free trade agreements […]

3 12, 2019

Congratulations to Field International

2019-12-03T15:57:15+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Congratulations to Field International Ltd for winning the Excellence in Engineering and Manufacturing title at the Dorset Business Awards.

REIDsteel sponsored the award with underwater technology giant Atlas Elektronik UK at the 25th annual extravaganza, organised by the Dorset Chamber.

Our Commercial Director Tim Cook announced the winner live on stage during a gala dinner and awards ceremony at the Bournemouth International Centre.

Field International narrowly beat Precision Acoustics Ltd of Dorchester and marine electronics manufacturer Actisense to claim the honour in front of 680 guests.

Poole-based Field International is a global precision engineering company with expertise particularly in the aerospace sector.

Congratulations to Field International as well as all of the other winners and finalists on the night.

It was a pleasure to sponsor the award and help give some richly deserved recognition to some of the best businesses in Dorset.

Many thanks to Dorset Chamber for use of the picture.

28 11, 2019

REIDsteel confirms backing for British Steel

2019-11-28T09:23:59+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has pledged to make British Steel its primary long-term supplier.

We’ve made a policy decision to use the steelmaker’s products for our wide range of buildings and structures in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

The strengthening of ties is a further boost for British Steel as details of a takeover deal to secure the future of the firm are finalised.

REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd, pictured above right,  confirmed that British Steel will be the company’s preferred supplier following a two-day visit to Scunthorpe and Teesside. The REIDsteel delegation was also shown steelmaking processes during the trip.

Simon said: “Both our businesses share a strong reputation for quality in British manufacturing and engineering worldwide.

“We have been, and continue to be, a supporter of retaining steelmaking in the UK and we are pleased to confirm that our relationship is now stronger than ever.

“Our congratulations go to all at British Steel on the takeover deal and we look forward to working together to help put UK steelmaking and manufacturing back on the world map where it belongs.”

Simon was joined […]

11 09, 2019

Business awards finalists revealed

2019-09-11T11:27:25+01:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

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Congratulations to all of the finalists in this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

The Dorset Chamber has just revealed the shortlists for each category in this year’s 25th anniversary extravaganza.

We’re proud to be sponsor of the Excellence in Engineering & Manufacturing Award along with Atlas Elektronik UK.

Well done to the finalists in ‘our’ category: Actisense, Field International Ltd and Precision Acoustics.

The standard once again was exceptional and we’re looking forward to revealing the name of the winner on the awards night, November 28.

As we celebrate our […]

3 04, 2019

REIDsteel revs up for Jaguar Land Rover showroom

2019-04-03T09:19:00+01:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

DRIVING SEAT: Artist's impression of new Jaguar Land Rover complex (Image: SRA Architects)
DRIVING SEAT: Artist’s impression of new Jaguar Land Rover complex (Image: SRA Architects)

REIDsteel, working with Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, is to start on site for a new £12.3million Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Bristol.

We have provided design and manufacture expertise for steelwork, cladding and decking on the new Guy Salmon showroom at Cribbs Causeway.

Our teams are due to arrive on site in mid-April 2019 to start on our phase of construction on the state-of-the art project.

Extending over 72,000 sq ft, the dealership will include showrooms, a 280 space roof deck car park as well as workshops, servicing bays and office space over two floors.

11 01, 2019

REIDsteel on mettle for Jaguar Land Rover

2019-01-11T11:50:59+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has provided expertise for the construction of a £7.3m Jaguar Land Rover showroom in the Midlands.

We’ve worked on the new complex for the Jardine Motors Group in Wolverhampton through main contractor Speller Metcalfe.

We met all of the propriety design requirements for the erection of structural steelwork, cladding and decking for the state-of-the-art showroom.

Jordan Laker, REIDsteel Project Engineer, said: “The Jaguar Land Rover dual branded facilities showroom with the Jardine Motors Group was an exciting development to be involved in and the finished showroom looks superb.

“Jardine is a leading national retail network and this will be one of the largest Jaguar Land Rover dual branded facilities in the country.

“We worked closely with Speller Metcalfe to meet the propriety requirements of Jaguar Land Rover to create a flagship building which reflects the quality and excellence for which the company is known.

“The automotive retail sector is a growth area for REIDsteel and we anticipate focusing on similar schemes in the near future.”

Midlands-based Speller Metcalfe is a national building contractor and family owned business with more […]

24 09, 2018

REIDsteel unveils blueprint for growth

2018-10-01T11:42:49+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has launched new development plans. We’re aiming to move to a new state-of-the-art facility after outgrowing our existing home of more than 50 years in Christchurch.

The proposal is that up to 220 new homes be built on our site in Reid Street after we leave for our new headquarters elsewhere within the borough.

We have commenced consultation about our proposals for housing on the site in Reid Street and intend to lodge an outline planning application by the end of the year.

We’re holding a public exhibition for local residents, businesses and the community from 4pm to 8pm on Thursday 4th October in the community room at Christchurch fire station, Fairmile Road, Christchurch.

Simon Boyd, who is REIDsteel managing director, said: “These exciting development plans will allow our business to invest in the latest technology and increase productivity which will create more jobs and support the local economy while also providing much needed housing.

“It will also mean the removal of an industrial operation from a predominately residential area, and associated reductions in heavy traffic […]

13 07, 2018

Warm welcome for Sean at REIDsteel

2018-09-24T14:28:36+01:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has appointed a new Business Relationship Director to help drive ambitious growth plans.

It has strengthened its business development department with experienced industry professional Sean Burchell.

Sean has been appointed in a newly created post as 130-strong REIDsteel targets 20 per cent growth over the next five years.

He will focus on forging excellent relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers while also helping them to understand the benefits of REIDsteel’s unique propositions, such as value engineering which is best achieved through early design input.

REIDsteel has the capability to design, manufacture and construct all types of steel structures. The company specialises in Bridges, Defence Structures, Aircraft Hangars, Stadia, Car Parks and entire steel buildings including their cladding and/or glazing along with structural decking and wide ranging door systems anywhere in the UK, Europe and the World.

Sean, 46, said: “It is an exciting time to join REIDsteel as it steps up expansion over the […]

18 06, 2018

REIDsteel gives platinum support to business awards

2018-06-18T12:50:41+01:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has stepped up its support of the Dorset Business Awards (DBA) as a platinum sponsor.

We’re proud to back the annual extravaganza to recognise the most outstanding and deserving companies and business people in the county.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd and Operations Manager Donna Campo attended the DBA launch at the historic St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles.

Simon said: “As a four-times winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and a previous DBA winner, we know just how valuable recognition of this kind is.

“As well as raising a winner’s profile, success gives employees a great sense of pride and drives the business on to greater heights.”

Simon added: “We wanted to strengthen our support of the award as a platinum sponsor this year following our successful sponsorship of the Exporter of the Year category in 2017.

“I would encourage all companies to enter one or several of the categories this year to help show just how vibrant and successful our business community is in […]

15 06, 2018

Golden celebration at new hospitality centre

2018-06-15T10:09:23+01:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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A flagship hospitality centre with steelwork designed, manufactured and supplied by REIDsteel has officially opened at the iconic Thruxton Motorsports Circuit.

Motor racing legends Nigel Mansell and Murray Walker performed the honours during Thruxton’s 50th anniversary celebrations over a weekend in early June.

The £1.5m hospitality centre at Andover in Hampshire includes a restaurant, bar, exhibition gallery, function rooms, hospitality suites, catering facilities, viewing terraces and a balcony.

Its innovative design also includes a grand atrium and entrance lobby to reflect the dynamism of motorsport and Thruxton’s rich heritage.

We designed, manufactured and supplied all of the steelwork, cladding and glazing for the modern, two-storey building alongside local contractor Mata Construction.

It is one of many cutting-edge arenas and stadiums we have designed and manufactured both at home and abroad, including football grounds and sports centres.

The project architect was the Chapman Partnership, which specialises in the motorsport and automotive, leisure and entertainment industries.

Construction started on the 1,415 m2 complex in August 2017.  It […]

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