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ELECTRICIAN VACANCY EDINBURGH

AKD are currently recruiting for an electrician from our Edinburgh office. This is a permanent position for an Electrician with relevant experience to join our busy teams working both locally and nationally, providing friendly and professional installation and testing services to blue chip companies. Required experience in electrical installation works witin commercial, retail and industrial premises with a good working knowledge of testing & inspection. Residential experience would be useful too. You shall require to be customer focussed, used to working as part of a team, capable of organising your day to day responsibilities in a timely manner. Driving license and up to date CSCS card required. City & Guilds 2391 (2394/2395) an advantage but not essential Your salary will be in ...

ELECTRICIAN VACANCY GLASGOW

AKD are currently recruiting for an electrician from our Glasgow office. This is a permanent position for an Electrician with relevant experience to join our busy teams working both locally and nationally, providing friendly and professional installation and testing services to blue chip companies. Required experience in electrical installation works witin commercial, retail and industrial premises with a good working knowledge of testing & inspection. Residential experience would be useful too. You shall require to be customer focussed, used to working as part of a team, capable of organising your day to day responsibilities in a timely manner. Driving license and up to date CSCS card required. City & Guilds 2391 (2394/2395) an advantage but not essential Your salary will be in li...

ELECTRICIAN VACANCY CREWE

AKD are currently recruiting for an Electrician from our Crewe office. This is a permanent position for an Electrician with relevant experience to join our busy team working both locally and nationally, providing friendly and professional installation and testing services to blue chip companies. Required experience in electrical installation works within commercial, retail and industrial premises with a good working knowledge of testing and inspection. Residential experience would be useful too. You shall require to be customer focussed, used to working as part of a team, capable of organising your day today responsibilities in a timely manner. Driving license and up to date CSCS card required City & Guilds 2391 (2394/2395) an advantage but not essential Your salary will be in line wit...

SELECT AWARDS 2015 PROMOTION OF CERTIFICATION

Could it be another magical night for AKD? Having won the award for an unprecedented 3-in-a-row (well to be fair this award has only been going for 3 years!) AKD have been shortlisted yet again in the 2015 awards. The awards will be held on Friday 9th October at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow, the same venue it has been held previously so the omens are good. While it would be a tremendous honour to win it again it is testament to the hard work and commitment of our staff that we are even shortlisted so as always we will be happy just to be there and mentioned. Look forward to what is always a great evening celebrating the electrical industry’s achievements and catching up with old friends and making new ones . Slanj

SELECT AWARDS 2014 PROMOTION OF CERTIFICATION

AKD made it three out of three at the SELECT awards 2014 on Friday 10th October at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Having previously won the “Promotion of Certification” award in 2012 and in 2013 AKD were delighted to be awarded the award again in 2014 to make it three straight wins in a row since the category was formed in 2012. A subject close to our hearts AKD care passsionately about the need for proper testing and certification of all electrical installations. The normally reserved Keith Miller was delighted to take to the stage to collect the award in what is AKD’s 25th Anniversary year.

AKD 25TH ANNIVERSARY GOLF DAY

The AKD 25th Anniversary Challenge took place on Friday 20th June 2014. After enjoying the fine soup and sandwiches laid on by Prestonfield G.C. the golfing gladiators took to the course. An eclectic mixture of golfing abilities, some well kent faces mixing with new kids on the block at 1pm the battle commenced. As the sun eventually blazed through the last few clouds some of us wished we had worn shorts like Keith Groom and Nathan (Note: not shorts like theirs – but worn shorts like they did). By the back 9 a small gap of three or four holes had opened up between the first two groups of sharks and the rest of the floundering pack who were determined to take their time getting back to the clubhouse. One of the beer buggys was duly despatched to the largely static group of former club...

1989 THE YEAR THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

The most directly significant event of 1989 for all of us here at AKD was the formation of the company by entrepreneur Keith Miller however there were a number of events which took place this year which shaped the world in which we live today. (Time Magazine) A World of Change In 1989 a series of radical political changes occured in the Eastern Bloc, which led to the liberalisation of the Eastern Bloc’s authoritatarian systems. Perhaps none more so than the fall of the Berlin Wall. After several weeks of civil unrest, the East German government announced that all GDR citizens could visit West Germany and West Berlin. Crowds of East Germans crossed and climbed onto the Berlin Wall, joined by West Germans in celebration. The Tiananmen Square Protests in Beijing were symbolised by Tank ...

SAFE CONTRACTOR – AKD RECEIVE TOP SAFETY ACCREDITATION

Press Release: Top Safety Accreditation for electrical contractors AKD AKD has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety. Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors. AKD is principally involved in the commercial and industrial sector, specialising in fit-out or refurbishment projects for offices, retail outlets, schools/colleges and warehouses . With a £1.5 million turnover, AKD’s most recent clients have included major players such as Menzies Distribution, Dulux Decorator Centres, BCF Technology and Healthcare Environmental. The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a u...

AKD CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

In 1989 Land Rover launched the first “Discovery”, Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented “The Internet” and on our very own Keith Miller took his first steps as an entrepenuer by forming AKD. Keith has seen a few changes since then not least to our core services but perhaps the most pleasing aspect of the last 25 years has to be our retention of clients and key members of staff. While each year has brought new clients, new challenges and through the endeavours of our staff the rewards of repeat business. Testimony to that is the fact that a good few of our clients have been with us since the very start and we now regard them as very much a part of the AKD family. It is to all our loyal clients and staff that we owe a huge we hope that there lie many more years ahead!

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR OF THE YEAR (HIGHLY COMMENDED)

The most coveted award of the SELECT Awards night is undoubtedly the “Electrical Contractor of the Year” award and each year it is pretty much dominated by the big guns of the Scottish Electrical Industry. Companies who dwarf AKD in size if not in quality and reputation. Towards the end of the ceremony, SELECT announced there was to be a special award “to a company who stood out among the many great companies entered” and it was truly the most amazing surprise as SELECT proceeded to award AKD as “Highly Commended” in the Electrical Contractor of the Year 2013 category. At the end of the day we wouldn’t win these awards were it not for the trust and support of our clients without whom there would be no AKD. The awards themselves are due to the hard ...

SELECT AWARDS 2013 – THE POWER OF THREE

AKD attended their third awards night in three years and were shortlisted for three awards on the night. AKD are immensely proud to be announced as Winners of the SELECT Best Promotion of Certification award 2013. Outright winners this year (having shared the award last year) AKD have successfully defended their title against some tough competition from other companies. Best Promotion of Certification 2013 – Winners Best Use of Training 2013 – Finalist Best Safety Project 2013 – Finalist Certification is perhaps the field AKD are currently most passionate about closely followed by Accreditation/Training and Health and Safety so to win one and to be shortlisted among the last two or three in each of the two other categories is a fantastic achievement in itself however ther...

BE SAFE, BE SURE, BE SELECT

The 2013 Broadcast Media campaign to promote the SELECT Brand started on Monday 23rd September. The thrust of their campaign is to promote Brand recognition and it leads on professionalism, peace of mind, Scottish Government endorsement and the encouragement to “Be Safe, Be Sure, BE SELECT”. AKD are huge advocates of the need for proper governance of the electrical industry and as members of SELECT and Scottish Government Approved Certifiers of Construction you can be assured that our staff are fully qualified and up to date with current British Standards. At the end of any installation we will test and commission  the installation and provide you with the appropriate paperwork for your peace of mind. You can see the advert on STV or click here to view it now If you have an installation re...

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