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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 […]

14 08, 2019

Joining forces for new care home

2019-08-14T15:17:14+01:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |

LIFT-OFF: Brambleside care home in Kettering

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has been praised for work on the construction of a care home in Northamptonshire.

We worked on the Brambleside project in Kettering for our new client, Natta Building Company Ltd.

Many thanks to Project Manager Alberto Gomez who wrote to pass on his thanks to us.

Alberto said: “I just wanted to write to you to thank the great job you have done with us.

“Thanks for your efforts and help to help us to achieve our targets. Please pass on our gratitude to all concerned.

“All the best in your current and future projects and I hope to be working together again soon.”

Our role included the fabrication, supply and installation of 310 tonnes of pre-designed steel on a sloping site plus the supply and installation of 4,000 sq m of metal floor decking.

Care homes are among the many structures we design, make and construct across the UK, Europe and world.

This project also demonstrated our ability to […]

25 03, 2019

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

2019-03-25T14:09:29+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

ONE HUNDRED NOT OUT: Staff at John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) celebrate their centenary.

Our company – founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot – this year celebrates its landmark centenary year.

John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) linked up with the cross-Channel airman after he crash-landed in a field in France and used a cattle shed built by the firm to store his damaged aeroplane.

Today our business has become a leading international structural steel firm with the capability to design, manufacture and supply entire steel buildings including their cladding and glazing anywhere across the UK, Europe and worldwide.

Over the past two years, we’ve been working on our strategy to secure the Company’s long term future and have announced plans for a multi-million pound investment in a new purpose built facility […]

22 03, 2019

REIDsteel goes global with international award nomination

2019-03-22T11:12:51+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: News, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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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 […]

16 11, 2018

Engineering the future

2018-11-16T16:39:07+00:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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We’re aiming to inspire engineers of the future at a special event on Thursday November 22.

We’ll be among the businesses exhibiting at the Careers in Engineering event at Curtiss-Wright on the Aviation Park West at Bournemouth International Airport.

It is being held for students in Years 9 to 13, and their parents, to give an insight into the future opportunities on offer.

There will be the chance to meet and speak with existing apprentices, as well as local employers such as ourselves.

The Grange Sixth Form is leading the initiative with support from Curtiss-Wright and Christchurch and East Dorset Councils.

The event is being held from 6pm to 8.30pm and anyone interested is asked to contact the school via its website here.

As a major local employer with a workforce of more than 140 people, we have been recruiting talented young people locally and from further afield for many years.

We regularly attend university and school events to tell young people about the benefits of a career in engineering.

Earlier this year we attended the Careers […]

30 10, 2018

Stage set for Dorset Business Awards

2018-10-30T10:08:08+00:00October 30th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Good luck to all the finalists at the Dorset Business Awards on Thursday night.

John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) is platinum sponsor of the 2018 awards, which are being held at the Bournemouth International Centre.

The awards – organised by Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry – are among the most prestigious on the south coast.

Our Managing Director Simon Boyd 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.

“Good luck to all of the finalists on the night.”

Simon and REIDsteel Operations Manager Donna Campo attended the DBA launch at the historic St Giles House in Wimborne St Giles earlier this year.

We stepped up our support for the annual honours as a platinum sponsor after our successful sponsorship of the Exporter of the Year category in 2017, which was won by Aeronautical & General Instruments Limited (AGI) of Poole.

Simon is pictured (left) with Sarah Short and Geof Eeles of AGI […]