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Word from Wayne: What Should We Be Asking of the Next Government?

Word from Wayne: What Should We Be Asking of the Next Government?

With elections fast approaching, I’ve been reading Make UK’s ‘Makers Manifesto’ and EngineeringUK’s ‘Key Asks’, both of which outline the immediate needs of manufacturers for the incoming government, whomever that might be? This has led me to consider ‘what should we...

Meet Chris: The Unsung Hero of AKP’s Excellence

Meet Chris: The Unsung Hero of AKP’s Excellence

In the bustling world of precision engineering, where every detail counts, having a meticulous system in place is crucial.  At AKP, Chris High has perfected this art, ensuring that every product and material is meticulously tracked. Each item is referenced against its...

Meet Beth: From a Varied Career Path to Engineering Excellence at AKP

Meet Beth: From a Varied Career Path to Engineering Excellence at AKP

Beth Smith, an apprentice at AKP Engineering, has entered the world of engineering after a varied career. She now feels she’s discovered the ideal career path for her. Beth is highly ambitious and takes great pride in her work.  Before joining AKP, her previous role...

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...

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...