Christchurch-based John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has strengthened its business development department with experienced industry professional Sean Burchell.
Sean has been appointed in a newly created post as 130-strong REIDsteel targets 20 per cent growth over the next five years.
He will focus on forging excellent relationships with clients, contractors and suppliers while also helping them to understand the benefits of REIDsteel’s unique propositions, such as value engineering which is best achieved through early design input.
REIDsteel has the capability to design, manufacture and construct all types of steel structures. The company specialises in bridges, defence structures, aircraft hangars, stadia, car parks and entire steel buildings including their cladding and/or glazing along with structural decking and wide ranging door systems anywhere in the UK, Europe and the World.
Sean, 46, said: “It is an exciting time to join REIDsteel as it steps up expansion over the next five years. “I aim to help many more clients see the benefits of our combined design, manufacture and construction capabilities as well as our ability to value engineer all project types.
“I am passionate about what I do and I’m looking forward to building the relationships to drive growth at REIDsteel while delivering excellence of service for our clients in the UK, Europe and worldwide.”
Sean, 46, who lives locally with his wife and two children, will bring his expertise in sales, bid management, business development, supply chain management, estimating and project management to his new role.
Simon Boyd, managing director of REIDsteel, said: “Sean is a highly experienced and knowledgeable professional whose vision and drive for excellence matches our own.
“We are delighted to welcome him to the company and as we look forward to the next phase of our growth.” Family-owned REIDsteel, a four times winner of the Queen’s Award’s for Enterprise (International Trade), has exported to more than 140 countries so far.
Celebrating its centenary in 2019, REIDsteel specialises in designing for the impact of extreme weather such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes and tsunamis.
Sean is a keen mountain biker and runner in obstacle course racing and marathons. He also enjoys the occasional round of golf.