Commonwealth Games


Family run Glasgow business wins Commonwealth Games contract with support from Bank of Scotland

A family run Glasgow business with over one hundred years of history is set to play a role in the construction of the city’s Commonwealth Games.
Reid Wire has won a contract to design and build stairs, railings and balustrades in the thirty eight hectare athletes village. During the games, the village – which is located opposite the Sir Chris Hoy Veldrome – will be home to 6,500 athletes and officials.

The project is being supported with an overdraft facility from Bank of Scotland.

The news is the latest boost for the East End business, which employees 30 people and has an annual turnover of £1.2 million, and is already working on Commonwealth Games projects at Scotstoun Sports Centre and the Hockey Centre.

Scott Reid, Operations Director of Reid Wire, said: “We’re incredibly proud to have been asked to work on a range of projects as part of the construction the Commonwealth Games. Reid Wire is a family owned business with its roots firmly in Glasgow. Playing a part in building a successful Commonwealth Games is a real honour and reflects the quality of our craftsmanship.

“To assist us with work on this scale, we’ve been supported along the way by a team of experts at Bank of Scotland who have really given us the assistance we needed to grow in an otherwise challenging economic climate.”

Amanda Harold, Relationship Director at Bank of Scotland, added: “Reid Wire is a great example of a small business that has organically grown by remaining true to its values and placing an emphasis on quality and service.

“We’ve worked with the business for some time now and we know they’ll deliver the highest standards of workmanship, helping to make next year’s Commonwealth Games a safe and solid success.”