Reekie Machining

You say Goodbye, I say Hello

In late October Reekie Machining said goodbye to a popular member of our Business Development team.  Gordon Norman had been with us since 2015 and decided to swap being on the road and attending endless offshore, milling, drilling, bolting and engineering conferences for the golf course and long dog walks.

Gordon had been joined in the Business Development team in July 2022 by Shane Gregory.  After this few months of a handover period, Gordon ‘hung up his boots’ and passed the baton to Shane.

For more information on Shane or how to contact him click to see our People page.

We pass on our thanks to Gordon and wish him a long and happy retirement, don’t be a stranger!

Happy Retirement!

One last presentation!

All smiles

McMillan Coffee Morning, September 22.

This year our annual coffee morning was held on Thursday 29th September, raising money for a great cause MacMillan Cancer Support.  Our Insitu machinists, Welders, Turners and Project Engineers and partners once again got their baking hats on (or stopped at the local supermarket) to delight us with the baking skills and tasty goodies.

Mrs Richmond’s carrot cake made an unexpected appearance following her husband Jim retiring from Reekie Machining in June of this year after over 50 years service, but it was gratefully received as always.  Our HR manager Charlotte’s Victoria sponge made another popular appearance, you can see this in all its glory in the photos! Mouthwatering!

Notable mention also has to be given to the blocks of tablet made by Mrs McLardie, wife of our Insitu Supervisor Tam, see them below with a pen beside for scale!  Sugarific!

At the end of the day, truth be told there was plenty left for the Friday too, the count brought us in at £198 raised for a great cause.

McMillan Coffee Morning selection

More cakes, all in the name of charity!

A fine offering.

Caught in the act!

Those chunks of Tablet, yum!

Cyber Essentials Certification

In early 2021, Reekie Machining gained Cyber Essentials Certification.  Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help protect our organisation, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.  This helps us give peace of mind to all our customers and suppliers, whether they be subcontract, construction, engineering or even the offshore industries, that we do the utmost to protect their data as well as our own.

This is just another step for Reekie Machining striving to be experts in all fields.

Find out more about the scheme at the link below

You can view our certificates in the Downloads section of the website.

World’s biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan – Reekie Style

On Thursday 30th September 2021 we held a coffee morning to raise money for a great cause, MacMillan Cancer Support.  Our Insitu machinists, Welders, Turners and Project Engineers all got their baking hats on (or stopped at the local supermarket) to delight us with the baking skills and tasty goodies.

A returning favourite of Mrs Richmond’s carrot cake was well received as always but our HR manager Charlotte’s Victoria sponge was a close challenger for that top spot.  Notable mentions also have to be given to the cookies from Design department and Nutella Krispie cake from the Accounts Team.  Calorific!

At the end of the day with a lot of full bellies and raised blood sugars, the count brought us in at over £200 raised for a great cause.

Lookin’ fresh – new additions to the Reekie fleet

In late February 2021 we took delivery of 4 new vans to our fleet.  Replacing 2 of our older workhorses who had travelled up and down the UK so many times in their 6 years services, whether it was going to a Nuclear Power Station, a Renewable Energy site or to an offshore job, they certainly had a good innings.

Damar Ltd in Barrhead provided us with the van liveries once again, as they did in 2014.  We thank Therese and Margaret for their help and great service in making the new vans look fresh and ready to transport the Reekie in situ squad to wherever the customer requires them.

Keep your eyes peeled for our new fleet on the road.

Meet the staff – Alistair Rae

Alistair saw the job opportunity advertised in July 2020 for an Insitu Graduate Project Engineer.  After fighting off some tough international competition, he gladly accepted the job role in September 2020.  So here is a chance to find out more about one of the newest recruits to the Reekie team.

Name: Alistair Rae

Age: 23

Hometown: Glasgow, Born and Bred.

Education: MEng Mechanical Engineering with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde, Masters Project completed in Valencia, Spain 2019.

Interests: Maths, Graphic Communications, Physics.

Interests (away from the books): Football, Tennis, Padel (Spanish sport – mix of squash and tennis) & Travelling (pre-covid).

Interesting Fact: Can play the Saxophone.

Aspirations: To achieve chartered status with IMechE.

In his own words:  “I’m at the start of my engineering career and I’m looking forward to developing my skills at Reekie Machining for mutual benefit to help both myself and the company succeed”

Welcome to the team Alistair, we wish you every success.