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AVK re-awarded FSQS accreditation and enter Global Framework agreement with one of the UK’s financial giants


AVK are delighted to announce the signing of a Global Framework Agreement with one of the UK’s largest financial institutions. The agreement sees AVK exclusively responsible for the supply, installation and ongoing maintenance of critical power systems on a number of sites across the UK and overseas. The contract is expected to last for over 3 years and has further scope for expansion during the tenure.

We are also pleased to announce we have achieved the Hellios FSQS accreditation for another year. This important achievement highlights our commitment to become a leading industry partner to the Financial sector, aligning ourselves with the essential and strict regulations that many organisations follow. Outages or downtime can be catastrophic in the banking and finance sectors….

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Centrica and AVK to partner in the delivery of data centre energy solutions


Centrica Business Solutions and AVK have today (Tuesday 26th May) signed an exclusive collaboration agreement to co-develop solutions for the data centre market utilising gas engine power generation systems and other energy technologies.

AVK is the largest supplier of data centre and financial sector critical power solutions in the UK and Ireland, while Centrica Business Solutions specialises in gas generation, route to market services, optimisation and innovative financial structures, such as the provision of energy as a service.

In order to combat the shortage of grid capacity available to data centres, and to overcome changing environmental legislation around the use of diesel generation, they will join forces to deploy gas back up and prime power solutions into the data centre market across the UK and Europe.

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AVK Statement & Contingency Plan

At AVK, Health & Safety is our top priority which is why we’ve taken measures to protect our employees, client base and the public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

I would like to assure you that we have taken actions and put in place structures and procedures to allow us to continue the normal provision of our maintenance and project services to our customers during this difficult period. We are operating at a heightened level of emergency response preparedness and staying closely connected to recommendations from WHO and Public Health Authorities.

Our Critical Spares holding has been reviewed alongside our key Supply Chain Partners & Specialist 3rd Party Contractors to ensure our levels of service across all of our client’s portfolio are not impacted. We’re in a position across multiple branches and engineers’ locations to ensure enough spares are being held in segregated stock, and in addition, further purchases are being made to cover this unknown period of uncertainty.

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AVK Ireland goes from strength to strength with appointment of new General Manager Dave Goulding

Dave Goulding joins the team as General Manager of its Irish business.

With business growing at an impressive rate for AVK|SEG (UK) Ltd, the UK’s leading provider of critical power systems and maintenance, the company is pleased to announce this new appointment

AVK continues to bring all of its design, engineering and service experience to Ireland, working with strategic partners to design, deliver, manage and maintain large-scale data centre, finance and enterprise critical power projects across the country.

With over 30 years’ experience delivering unbeatable customer service across a range of sectors, Dave also brings to the AVK Irish team a wealth of knowledge from within the critical power industry.

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AVK and Rolls-Royce Enter into an Exclusive Partnership in the UK & Ireland for the Supply of Diesel Standby Gensets

Exclusive Partnership in the UK & Ireland for the Supply of Diesel Standby Gensets

With immediate effect, AVK, the largest supplier of critical power solutions for data centres and the financial sector in the UK, will now enter into an exclusive partnership with Rolls-Royce MTU brand for standby gensets in UK and Ireland.

The exclusivity agreement was signed by AVK’s UK Managing Director Chris Pritchard, MTU’s UK Managing Director Bruce Phillips and Vice President Power Generation at the Rolls-Royce Power Systems business unit, Andreas Görtz, recently in London.

The outstanding cooperation with AVK so far has demonstrated that we are stronger together and able to deliver even better products and services to our customers, therefore we are extremely pleased with this agreement “, explains Andreas Görtz. Continue reading “AVK and Rolls-Royce Enter into an Exclusive Partnership in the UK & Ireland for the Supply of Diesel Standby Gensets”

What If the Lights Go Out? A Question For A Power Dependent Society…

What If the Lights Go Out? A Question For A Power Dependent Society…

In today’s modern world we are all totally reliant on power – but have you ever thought what would happen if the lights went out unexpectedly?

An interesting thought perhaps. Especially, if you’ve never really considered the implications of a loss of power.

AVK have recently produced a video entitled ‘A City Without Power’. The objective of this was two-fold; obviously to use as a marketing tool, but also importantly to highlight how different our world could be without an energy resource called electricity, or to put it in other words, the ‘lifeblood’ of our daily lives. The difference without this little thought about and ‘invisible’ part of our infrastructure is as much a contrast between day and night it seems.

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Need a New Challenge? AVK Are Looking For Talent Just Like You

Take your career to new heights with no ceiling at AVK.

Are you seeking a new challenge within one of the UK’s market leaders? As part of our exciting growth plans we are looking for like minded goal orientated driven individuals to become part of our team.

As result of our strategic growth we have career openings throughout UK and Ireland within Projects including Sales and Management, Service Operations, Electrical Engineering and Finance.

Having recently won the title of ‘Dynamic Business of the Year’, now is an incredible time to take on a new opportunity with a progressive and forward-thinking leader in the critical power sector.

If you’re looking to join our expanding team, why not look at our latest job vacancies on the careers section of our website?

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AVK Attains Constructionline Gold Membership


AVK are pleased to announce that we have attained Gold Membership from Constructionline, giving our clients enhanced assurance about safety, quality and environmental management standards.

As the UK’s Leaders in Critical Power, achieving the enhanced membership reflects our continued determination to be a leader in our sector on quality, health, safety and the environment.

Chris Pritchard, Managing Director of AVK said: “By achieving Gold Membership, AVK has both demonstrated and proven to our buyers that our robust systems and processes have been subjected to increased scrutiny around governance and risk management”.

Gaining Gold membership has seen key areas of our business including environmental management, quality management, equalities, and diversity stringently examined. Throughout the process AVK has provided additional evidence about its legal compliance in key areas such as modern slavery, anti-bribery and corruption, and equal opportunities.

AVK is also accredited under Safe Contractor, CHAS, ACDC, AMPS, Achilles Power Tech, Achilles UVDB, and RISQS Audit, among others.

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AVK Welcomes Andy Smith – New Head of Service

AVK welcomes Andy Smith.

Having joined AVK recently, we are pleased to announce his appointment as Head of Service.

Andy will be leading a first class operational team for all Generator, UPS and Battery Storage systems.

With over a decade of experience in the service industry following a distinguished military career, Andy aims to be a point of escalation for any operational issues and ensure all our customers get the level of service expected.

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AVK Celebrates Performance at Annual Kick Off Meeting

AVK employees came together recently for our annual ‘Kick Off’ meeting!

Hosted at the De Vere Beaumont Estate, Old Windsor, all our staff came together and joined in celebrating not just an outstanding past year in terms of growth, delivery and exciting new products and ventures but also 2019 year marks a huge milestone in our history – AVK turning 30 years old!

Throughout the morning staff were delivered informative presentations from the MD, directors and managers of the numerous departments within AVK highlighting key successes and setting targets for the year ahead, everyone was fired up to take on the challenges of the year ahead but not before a fun team building exercise in the form of a ‘Bank Heist’ problem solving challenge!

Following on from the afternoons activities, the evening culminated with a gala awards dinner with prizes for our most highly achieving staff members and a hosted casino with roulette and blackjack.

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