12 October 2012

SELECT awards 2012

On the 5th October 2012 at the SELECT awards night in Glasgow AKD were announced joint winners of the "Best Promotion of Certification". As Scottish Building Standards Approved Certifiers we are naturally very passionate about the need for certification of electrical installations and alterations. Using an Approved Certifier brings many benefits to you the end user, please visit our Why Akd page for more detailed information. 

Also shortlisted for "Best...

18 September 2012

Last year AKD were nominated and shortlisted in three Categories at the SELECT Electrotechnical awards 2011.

Despite AKD not being announced as winners we take great pride in getting to the shortlist stage in all three categories and thoroughly enjoyed our brief moment on stage to collect our "Finalists" certificates.

This year we are even more delighted (if that's possible) to confirm that we have again been shortlisted in two Categories.

"Best Delivery of Customer...

18 September 2012


Menzies staff have now completed their Dickens Themed E2E charirty cycle for Newstraid raising the massive total of £20,011 so far. More details can be found at the blog below and if you would still like to donate i think the teams involved have definitely earned it.

Unfortunately the AKD sponsored Leg 4 appears to have been the wettest!!

Leg 4 Quotes:

Kay Simpson: “There was a 5 minute period, while we passed Galashiels branch, when it stopped raining. It...

31 July 2012

AKD are naturally very proud of our association with such an iconic Scottish brand as Menzies Distribution (one of our longest standing clients).

Luckily for us we got the chance to show our appreciation by sponsoring the lucky staff members who will be cycling from John O Groats to Lands End in an E2E cycling event later this year. 

The Cycle Event is being undertaken for the benefit of Newstraid, their Industry Charity. It runs from 24 August to 2 September 2012. Each leg...

25 May 2012

AKD are delighted to support Emma Tweed, Facilities Administrator at Menzies Distribution Limited who has been accepted to volunteer overseas with Edinburgh Direct Aid in Kogony, Kenya. 

Emma has saved half of the cost of her trip from her own pocket but needs some assistance with the other 50%.
If you would like to help in any way please visit Emma Tweed's Sponsorship Page (donations...

4 May 2012

Keith Groom is delighted to have been nominated and re-elected for a second year running as SELECT Edinburgh & South East of Scotland Branch Chairman for 2012 – 2013, this sees Keith continue his work at Local Branch level, National Central Board level and has more recently been asked to join the SELECT Electro-technical committee. This committee looks at the more in-depth technical issues faced by the electrical industry. Knowing Keith's passion for his trade all parties will benefit...

1 April 2012

In the outcome of a recent inquest into the death of young mother at home, the cause of death was determined to be electrocution and the verdict of the jury was unlawful killing. Evidence given at the inquest indicated that the electrical installation in the premises had not been subjected to the necessary inspection and testing procedures to verify that it was safe before being put into service.

Following the inquest the Coroner reported the circumstances of the death to the NICEIC...

1 April 2012

It’s that time again!

Following AKD’s reasonably successful entry into the 2011 SELECT Electrotechnical Awards where AKD were delighted to be shortlisted for two awards at the Best Small Contractor and Best Environmental Project. Although eventual runners up the recognition of being in the final three companies for two out of some seven awards was a very proud occasion. We look forward to 2012 with enthusiasm.

1 April 2012

AKD very much support BNI as a vehicle to promote and grow your business. Having the faith to place five key personnel in different chapters throughout the UK. Keith Groom and Douglas Gray are members of Dunedin(Edinburgh) and Bentley(Livingston) respectively within Scotland East while Craig McInnes has recently joined Alba chapter of Scotland West. In Crewe Damian Parkin and Mark Clay are both members BNI members in their local area with Damian having particular success and recently...

20 October 2011

Landlords have a legal duty to ensure the safety of tenants. This is regulated by several Acts of Parliament that impose a statutory duty on landlords with respect to electrical safety as follows:

  • The Consumer Protection Act 1987
  • The Health & Safety at Work etc Act 1974
  • The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989
  • The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985
  • Housing Act 1996
  • The Housing (Managaement of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations...


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