Christchurch based steelwork contractor John Reid & Sons (REIDsteel) has been named Exporter of the Year 2006 at the recent Dorset Business Awards ceremony.
The company, which was also recently awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade, has seen an increase of 370% in export business during the last three years and it now represents 53% of total sales.
Managing Director, Michael Reid MBE said: “The reason the company is so successful worldwide is because we use our own computer programme to produce very cost effective designs of exactly what the customer wants.”
The company designs, manufactures and constructs a wide variety of steel structures from wide span aircraft hangars, sports grandstands and industrial buildings to warehouses, hotels, offices and car parks.
These structures have been exported around the globe to more than 140 countries.
“As well as designing and fabricating the steel frame, REIDsteel can provide the cladding and insulation, ventilation, cranes and also make the doors, mezzanines, stairs and curtain walling, all in-house,” added Mr Reid.