New school takes shape with steel

A UK steel industry backed project to rebuild a hurricane-hit primary school is nearing completion in the Caribbean. Dorset-based John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) is leading a consortium of UK businesses which have joined forces to help reconstruct the Enis Adams Primary School on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. They are Tata Steel, National Tube Stockholders, Joseph Ash … Read More

REIDsteel flies flag for livery hangar

Dorset steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has won a new contract for a major hangar at a South East airport. The firm is providing the design, fabrication and installation of steelwork and cladding for a replacement aircraft painting and livery facility, which will also be able to accommodate larger aircraft at Southend Airport. It is set to … Read More

REIDsteel revs up for Jaguar Land Rover showroom  

  A Dorset steel construction company, 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. John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has provided design and manufacture expertise for steelwork, cladding and decking on the new Guy Salmon showroom at Cribbs Causeway. The Christchurch-based company is … Read More

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

A Dorset steel company founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot, is celebrating 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 … Read More

Dorset Chamber adds steel

Dorset’s leading business support organisation has strengthened its board with a high calibre appointment from one of the county’s most successful exporters and steel firms. The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd as a non-executive director. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has exported to more than 140 countries to date and is a four times winner … Read More

Scheme lodged for 170 new homes in Christchurch

Plans for up to 170 new homes to provide much needed housing in Christchurch have been lodged with the council. John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) has applied to Christchurch Borough Council for outline planning permission for the development. The homes are proposed for the 130-strong company’s four acre site in Reid Street after it relocates to a new, state-of-the-art … Read More

REIDsteel suppliers show mettle

Steelwork is on a 4,000 mile journey from REIDsteel in Dorset to the Caribbean for the reconstruction of a primary school devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria last year. REIDsteel is leading a consortium of businesses in the UK which have joined forces to help rebuild the Enis Adams Primary School in the British Virgin Islands. Having exported to the … Read More

Warm welcome for Sean at REIDsteel

Structural steel firm REIDsteel has appointed experienced industry professional Sean Burchell in the newly created role of business relationship director