KR Group’s intern selected for Scotland’s rugby team

Dylan Jakeman, a local lad, and intern at KR Group, is celebrating his selection for Scotland’s under-18 rugby squad. Jakeman, and his youth Scotland teammates will travel to Caerphilly, Wales this weekend to face the Welsh team. Saturday’s game will be a warm-up for the squad ahead of April’s Six Nations festival in Italy. Dylan, […]

Work Experience to Now: Celebrating 8 Years with Ryan

Ryan started his journey with us in 2015, initially seeking a taste of the industry through a brief stint of work experience whilst still at school. At just 16, he then decided that school wasn’t for him and handed in his leavers form to come on board with the KR Team full time. Ryan went on to […]

KR Group’s Journey to UKAS ISO Certification with AUVA

Audit Photo

In today’s competitive business landscape, obtaining ISO certification has become more than just a badge of honour. It’s a testament to an organisation’s commitment to excellence in quality, environmental responsibility, and workplace safety. In the United Kingdom, the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) plays a pivotal role in this process. As the UK’s official accreditation […]

Waving a sad goodbye to our star summer intern, Calum

Calum Cummings - Intern with KR Summer 2023

During his summer break from University, Calum Cumming joined our support team at KRHQ as an intern.  To mark the end of his successful 6-week placement, we asked him a few questions about how he found his time with the KR Team and here’s what he had to say! Q: How have you found your […]

Why choose a FASET member like KR Group for your next project?

FASET member, KR Group, installed safety nets at Buckie Harbour

In the dynamic world of construction and industrial projects, safety isn’t just a priority – it’s a non-negotiable requirement. KR Group understands this and continues to prove that they are ahead of the game with every project they complete. But what sets them apart from the crowd? KR Group became a FASET (Fall Arrest Safety […]

Looking at Our Rainwater Harvesting System 1 Year On…

A photo of KR Groups Rainwater Harvesting system up close with the rainwater sign

In July 2022, we decided to make the most of the Scottish climate and install a rainwater harvesting system to our fuel store*. Our goal when installing this system was to reduce our water and energy usage whilst also reusing a natural resource. The rainwater harvesting system operates by collecting the water into tanks, ready […]

Marking 9 years of Jim Beam

This is Mark Lamont, but you may know him as Jim Beam or local mountain bike extraordinaire. Regardless of how he is known to you, Mark is celebrating nine continuous years with KR Steel this month, with his career at KRG starting way back in 2005. We worked together for a good few years before […]

Ailie’s SVQ Accreditation

Receiving recognition for hard work and dedication is always a great feeling, and this is especially true for Accounts & HR Supervisor, Ailie Finnie, who has recently achieved an accreditation as SVQ Assessor (SCQF level 8) from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). This achievement has been ongoing for some time, with Ailie putting in long […]

Winning FSB Community Award

We’re delighted to share KR Group’s recent win at the FSB Scottish Small Business Awards. Due to our charitable and social initiatives, in particular our work with young people in the Northeast, we were named as Scottish finalists for the Community Award earlier this year. In March, we attended the FSB finals in Glasgow and […]

Craig Reaches 8 Year Milestone

Craig Duncan, Assistant Operations Manager, celebrates 8 consecutive years with KR Group today. But really, his journey with us started long before that. Craig grew up in the small coastal town of Gamrie and met Kenny at just 4 or 5 years old. They were good friends throughout school before both ending up at RIM […]

Repurposed PIR Board: Case Study

12-09-22 In December 2021, an Aberdeenshire client had planned to remove glazing from an internal wall between their lounge and dining area, and replace it with plasterboard. To reduce the sound transfer between the two rooms, they got in touch with us to purchase rigid insulation that could be placed between the timber studs. KR […]

8 years at KR Group

Emma started with KR Group eight years ago, on 1st September 2014. “Nicola and I became friends when our kids went to playgroup together. One day Nic mentioned she could do with some Admin help for the business. I said I could do it, and the rest is history!” At that time, Emma worked from […]

NO WRONG PATH

As many young people across the UK receive their SQA results, KR Group Business Director Nicola chats about the path that led her to today. “I grew up in Macduff, and started working in the kitchen of the local chippie at the grand old age of 11, for the grand old wage of 80p per […]

SUSTAINABILITY? IT’S A VIBE.

Local steel and cladding company, KR Group, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the sustainability category for the VIBES Scottish Environment Business Awards 2022. Our environmental achievements have once again been recognised on a national level. Following a series of awards finals this year, including the CeeD Awards and Northern Star Business Awards, the […]

Giving The Next Generation A Step Up

05-07-22 Josh grew up in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, and was a student at Ellon Academy. Aged 17, he began his degree at Robert Gordons University, studying Architectural Technology. “I’ve always enjoyed watching YouTube videos of cool residential builds and even as a young teen, architecture really interested me,” explains Josh. “At school, I really enjoyed Graphic […]