Brexit marks the spot

Leading Brexit campaigner Simon Boyd of REIDsteel has issued a rallying cry ahead of this week’s general election

Plugging the construction industry skills gap

Skills shortages are set to hit the construction industry over the next few years. A 1.7 % sector growth forecast for five years until 2021 means youth is desperately needed, but the number of workers retiring is outstripping new blood. Dorset-based SMD, which designs, manufactures and installs metal decking systems and associated concrete work, is acutely aware of the problem. … Read More

Giving Corfe Mullen a helping Shand

The long-standing Corfe Mullen funeral directors Lesley Shand is being brought up to date with the demolition and rebuilding of its premises in Wareham Road. The business has been helping the bereaved for well over 20 years and is part of Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors that has more than 100 years’ experience. During the building process the business will … Read More

The changing face of Boscombe

An entire street block in Boscombe that was torn down and rebuilt has been officially opened. The vast new building on Christchurch Road contains 51 flats for the over-50s and seven shops. DWP Housing Partnership – Dorset’s biggest private landlord – invested £4.5m in the scheme that took 24 months to complete. At the opening was MP Tobias Ellwood, Cllr … Read More

Stand up for Maidstone

International steel construction company REIDsteel has completed a new stand for Vanarama National League football club Maidstone United

Talented student given the tools to succeed

Talented teenager Hartley Wiseman has been given the tools to help him build his dream career in construction. The Arnewood School student is the lucky recipient of a £200 sponsorship from New Forest construction firm, Pennyfarthing Homes. For the last six years Pennyfarthing Homes has been working closely with the New Milton school to support its students who would like a … Read More