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Our History

History Of AC Electrical

At AC Electrical, we are founded and built off a network of likeminded engineers that have all developed excellent working relationships with each other that become apparent in our working practices. Our ethos is to maintain and sustain collabartive relationships with our stakeholders, clients and most importantly engineers and apprentices. At AC Electrical we firmly believe that investment into apprentices is what has made the organisation what it is today.

1997 –  AC Electrical was founded in 1997 by Adrian C. Knowles

2000 – First office rented off BRS until 2009.

2005 – Andrew Church started at AC Electrical as self-employed

2005 – AC Electrical gained NICEIC Accreditation

2006 – David Crook joined AC Electrical.

2008 – Daniel Walsh joined AC Electrical as an Apprentice

2009 – AC Electrical opened official offices at Higher Bents Lane Bredbury

2011 – Gained CHAS accreditation

2012 – Gained First Construction line and Safe Contractor Accreditation

2013 – Moved offices from Bents Lane to Stockport Road West.

2013 – Liam Peet Joined company as an Trainee Estimator.

2014 – Joined 238 and 240 Stockport Road West into one office.

2016 – Built new stores and offices at the back of the office.

2018 – A C Electrical (North) One Ltd merged into A C Electrical (North) Ltd.

2018 – Gained ISO9001 and IS04001 Accreditation

2018 – Chris Ransome started AC Networks.

2022 – Working towards Investor in people and ISO45001 Health and Safety Accreditation



“Before I started AC i worked at A.Andrews where i served my electrical Apprenticeship and then became a full time qualified electrician. While i was an apprentice I won an award called The Frank Chaple Cup for being the best apprentice in the whole of the North West of England 1996. Also, while working at A.Andrews this is where i met David Crook and Graham Taylor who we eventually all ended up working together” – Adrian Knowles.


What our clients say...

“AC Networks are an excellent Supplier of cabling solutions, they offer a fast and reliable service always meeting the demands placed upon them.”

Richard, IT Manager Barnsley Hospital

I have been dealing with AC Electrical for many years. As a company they have served the AKW Group and now Kinaxia Logistics with the highest quality of service. The service element is the easiest point to highlight but more than this we (AKW) have also become a provider to many blue-chip companies. This brings with it many aspects of quality and the highest standards. AC Electrical have always been up to date with current qualifications and the high standards we demand to prove we only use the highest quality suppliers. I have recommended AC Electrical many times and feed back has always been very positive.

Mark Worthington, AKW Global Warehousing Ltd

AC Electrical is a well organised company. They are always available to deal with our enquiries or emergencies. Andrew Church is our main office contact and Mark Hutchins is the main electrician who attends site and is very helpful and knowledgeable.

Shelley, Magnum Materials Ltd

AC Electrical is a highly valued asset to Sodexo at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. All the staff at AC Electrical from engineers on site to the back of house staff have always shown a high level of professionalism and understanding to what can be a very difficult and challenging environment as a live hospital can present itself to be.

Lee Frazer, Sodexo Ltd

AC Electrical have provided a faultless service to AKW Global Logistics. We can’t thank them enough for their flexible support and high standards of work.

L Hall / AKW Global Logistics

A.C. Electrical Ltd has always provided a prompt, efficient, effective and very professional service for the Estate Management Service at the Etihad Campus.

Mike Kelly - Assistant Estates Manager / Etihad Campus

I write to say huge thank you to you and your company for all the work you have completed on our electrical installation since April.

J Armstrong / Finance and Estates Director, Wellington School

We have worked with AC Electrical for over 10years. They are a professional, knowledgeable and reliable company, with a superb team of friendly helpful

Manchester Sport and Leisure Trust / Eastlands Trust

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