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Word from Wayne: Ignoring the Noise

Word from Wayne: Ignoring the Noise

Much to the surprise of my friends and family, I recently became the owner of my first EV. We have had many discussions about the pros and cons and I was always firmly on the side of internal combustion engine. However, one of the many things being in business has...

Introducing Paul Spurgeon

Introducing Paul Spurgeon

We are pleased to welcome Paul Spurgeon to the AKP team as Training Manager. Paul comes to us with extensive experience in CNC machining and a passion to pass on his knowledge to the engineers of the future. Not only will Paul be working with new trainees but he will...

Word from Wayne: Digital Cold Turkey

Word from Wayne: Digital Cold Turkey

Recently, I was playing some vinyl records. I enjoy the warmth of the analogue sound – so much more atmospheric than today’s digital media. This got me thinking about some of the fantastic experiences that shaped my formative years, and how much young people miss out...

Word from Wayne: Key to the Door

Word from Wayne: Key to the Door

September marks the 21st anniversary of receiving my first order after I took the decision to leave my job and set up my own company! What a journey it’s been, full of highs and lows. The years certainly have proved challenging as we fought our way through several...

Word from Wayne: Audits and Why We Love Them

Word from Wayne: Audits and Why We Love Them

It’s now past the longest day so I’m sure you too are asking – where did the last 6 months go? For us, it’s mainly been taken up with audits in one form or another. Having always used national standards to help drive the business forward, we are well used to being...

Word from Wayne: New Beginnings

Word from Wayne: New Beginnings

I am really not a winter person so with the cold weather and dark nights now behind us I am pleased to be writing this outside on a lovely spring day and feeling the improving warmth of the sun. The daffodils are out and we have the balmy days of summer to look...

Congratulations Matt and Ally!

Congratulations Matt and Ally!

We're all about our team here at AKP. We love to celebrate all of their successes whether that's at work or in their personal lives. Recently, we had a really good one to celebrate. This is Matt, his partner Ally is due to give birth to their baby girl very soon, so...

Word from Wayne: All About The Ducks…

Word from Wayne: All About The Ducks…

Here we are already, at the beginning of March. It’s hard to believe that the first two months of the year have flown by already – how did they go for you? For me, I’ve been hard at work implementing our strategic growth plan at AKP. So far, I’ve been getting my ducks...

A Thank You to Andrew Bolton

A Thank You to Andrew Bolton

Today I have to announce that Andrew Bolton will be stepping down as our Quality Director. After a long career in the RAF and then as a Quality Auditor it is finally time for him to slow down a bit and enjoy more time with his grandchildren. However, it seems he is...

Word From Wayne: A Perfect Year?

Word From Wayne: A Perfect Year?

Recently, whilst working on my “second job” (on weekends, I’m a roadie!), I was mixing some tracks for upcoming Christmas gigs. I re-discovered a track that you may or may not remember called “The Perfect Year”, by Dina Carroll. It made me think…is there really such a...