One of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise has been given for the second time to structural steel firm John Reid & Sons. The company won the award previously in 1985 and now 21 years later, on the Queen’s 80th birthday, has been given it for a second time.
A total of 145 awards were given to businesses to mark their success. The award gives businesses such as John Reid & Sons, a good opportunity to prove to customers how successful the business is. It can also open doors to new customers and can raise a company’s profile. Managing Director Michael Reid Said: “Since 1919 we have exported to 140 countries and hope to add more to the tally in years to come.”
John Reid & Sons, known as REIDsteel, design and make a wide variety of steel structures, including wide span aircraft hangers, grandstands, industrial buildings and road bridges.
As well as designing and fabricating the steelwork, REIDsteel gets involved with details such as cladding and insulation as well as making accessories such as doors and windows for its buildings and anti-skid steel floors.
An award presentation will be held with a representative of The Queen in attendance. As part of the award, the company will use The Queen’s Award Emblem for five years as a symbol of its commercial success.