akp is building on its recent successes with a new addition to its senior management team in the shape of Operations Manager Stephen Sharpe.

Stephen trained in construction management before commencing his career as a Project Planner, thereafter, as a Project Manager, going onto deliver numerous multi-million pound fit out projects across the globe. With over 15 years’ industry experience he joins the firm from Belfast based contractor H & J Martin.

Stephen will be tasked with overseeing effective project delivery for akp, adding value, expertise and opportunities for growth and efficiencies across all projects. He will oversee the day-to-day management of our supply chain and implement a robust operational strategy to drive the business forward.

Stephen said; “I am delighted to join such a successful construction and fit out company and be part of their journey in committing to exceptional customer service, coupled with their clear focus on culture and values to foster long lasting partnerships.

It has always been important to me that I work for a company that has a strong and focused leader, commitment to both the success of the business and the people who work within it to make that happen. I strongly believe the lifeblood of akp is its people and that gives me great optimism for our ongoing success under the leadership of Martin McColl.”

akp, which celebrated its 30th year of trading in 2020, employs circa 50 trades, support and professional services staff across Scotland and has a turnover in excess of £15m.

Martin McColl, Managing Director of akp Scotland, said: “Having Stephen join akp is a real boost for the business. He brings a wealth of experience and I am sure he will bring a fresh approach to our operational processes.

Stephen has proven success in building key relationships with clients, subcontractors and his teams, and I believe he is very well equipped to take on this role as Operations Manager and to bring our processes to the next level.”