Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018

Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted in two categories in the Hereford and Worcester Chamber of Commerce Awards 2018. The two categories are the Manufacturer of The Year, and the Best Use of Technology – both of which we are extremely pleased to have been recognised for. The awards will provide …

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Apple set to Introduce Disability Emoji

Apple set to Introduce Disability Emoji

News has recently been released that Apple have submitted a proposal to Unicode, which includes the addition of diability emojis for users. These emojis include people in wheelchairs, prosthetic limbs and service dogs, as well as many others. If this is approved (which we hope they are), they will be available to be used on …

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Easter Bank Holiday Delivery Schedule

Easter Bank Holiday Delivery Schedule

Our business will be closed on the Easter Bank Holidays: Friday 30.03.2018 and Monday 02.04.2018. We will not make any deliveries on these days. The cut off for overnight delivery on Tuesday 03.04.2018 will be Thursday 29.03.2018 at 2.30pm Any standard deliveries normally made on a Friday will be made a day earlier on Thursday …

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PennantPark acquires AKW Group of Companies

PennantPark acquires AKW Group of Companies

Braddan, Isle of Man March 15, 2018 – AKW (or the “Company”), the UK’s leading manufacturer of accessible bathroom, kitchen and daily living products for the elderly, disabled people and people with reduced mobility, announced today it has been acquired by funds managed by PennantPark Investment Advisers, LLC. Since its founding in 1982, the AKW’s …

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What to look for when choosing a care home

What to look for when choosing a care home

Choosing the right care home for yourself, a family member or a client can be a quite daunting prospect, at the end of the day it’s always a difficult decision to make. However, here at AKW, we like to make sure that things are made as accessible as possible, for everyone – even information! So, …

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Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, Worcester January 2018

Oasis Community Hub, Warndon, Worcester January 2018

What do you get if you combine a vacant school caretaker’s bungalow, a housing association, generous local companies and some incredibly determined individuals intent on making a difference?  You get Worcestershire’s version of ‘DIY SOS’ but without the BBC or the lovely Nick Knowles! In 2017 Fortis Living, the driving force behind this project, and …

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Increase Your Profit Margins With AKW Wet Rooms

Increase Your Profit Margins With AKW Wet Rooms

It’s always important to look at your bottom line, where you can make a strong margin without compromising on quality. At AKW we have made absolutely no compromise of quality in our wet room products, but at the same time we have been able to offer truly competitive pricing, speedy delivery, excellent lifetime guarantees and …

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Blue Badge changes to benefit those with Hidden Disabilities

Blue Badge changes to benefit those with Hidden Disabilities

Here at AKW we understand that not all disabilities are visible from the outside. A disability is classed as a physical or mental condition that can affect a persons movement, senses, or activities. Due to the challenge that some disabilities can present in getting to work, or even in what are simple day to day …

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How Twitter helps those with Visual Impairments be more social

How Twitter helps those with Visual Impairments be more social

We’re always doing our research into independence and accessibility. We like to take this research and implement it into our products so that they are easy to use, by as many differently abled people as possible. This is why we like to recognise when other companies in today’s world make their products more accessible as …

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The OT Show 2017

The OT Show 2017

On the 22nd and 23rd of November, AKW were again the main show sponsors of the 2017 OT Show at Birmingham’s NEC. Each year, we aim to meet with super Occupational Therapists (OT) from all corners of the UK to help them discover the best solutions for their clients’ care. As with previous years, the …

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