14 October 2013

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...

14 October 2013

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
  • ...
25 September 2013

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...

12 August 2013

Good things come in 3's

AKD are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in three categories for the SELECT awards 2013. We received an email from the organisers Cabletalk and SELECT telling us the good news.

"I am delighted to inform you that you have been short listed in the following categories of the SELECT Awards 2013:

  • Best Use of Training
  • Best Electrical Safety
  • Best Promotion of Certification

AKD were proud winners...

18 June 2013

The Royal Blind School's Craigmillar Park Campus is up for sale.

AKD have particularly fond memories of this building as we installed the network infrastructure to it back in the Summer of 2002.

During the holidays over 1000 Cat5e outlets were installed thoughout the main building and across the campus. A...

18 June 2013

AKD recently attended the Royal Blind School's Try and Score event at Edinburgh's George Hotel.

More information can be found at the Royal Blind's news page and for anyone looking to help the School as well as enoy a fantastic night we can thoroghly recommend the evening.

Karen Deacon (Events & Community Fundraiser) sent the following good news by email "I would...

5 February 2013

Keith Groom features heavily in the February edition of Cabletalk and in this article Keith explains why he feels that Certification of the electrical industry is hugely important and should be held in the same regard as the Gas safe register is for the heating industry.

The Scottish Government Building Standards Approved Certification of Construction scheme through SELECT is an important step of many towards achieveing that goal.


5 February 2013

Keith Groom of AKD was one of a very SELECT group who recently met with MSP Derek MacKay at The Walled Garden to discuss with the Association the importance of promoting the use of Certificates of Construction.

Mr MacKay is the Scottish Minister at the very top of Local Government and Planning for Scottish Government and is directly responsible for Building Standards.

The group representing SELECT stakeholders included office bearers and senior staff, Phil Buckle Director...

5 February 2013

They say good things happen in three's and after Keith Groom's sterling efforts in promoting SELECT and their Approved Certifiers of Construction scheme that's the number of times AKD and Keith have featured in the February edition of Cabletalk magazine.

Keith is passionate about the need for electrical certification and through SELECT's scheme AKD are Scottish Government Building Standards Approved...

4 January 2013


Instead of sending Christmas cards, AKD have made a donation in kind to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, influencing public policy, advise and support in the community.

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