|23 April 2012|
TG Eakin Ltd Crowned Ulster Bank Business Achiever
|Comber-based company, TG Eakin Ltd, has been crowned the ‘Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2011’ at the all-island final of the awards, which took place at the Mansion House, Dublin. The awards, now in their 18th year and attracted over 360 entries.
In a great night for Northern Ireland companies, Londonderry-based Budget Energy was also a winner, being presented with the Best Business Start-Up Award.
TG Eakin Ltd, which also won the International Business Award, manufactures medical devices for the ostomy and woundcare industry. These products are then distributed to 36 countries worldwide.
The County Down company was founded in 1974 by Tom Eakin, who is still Chairman of the Eakin Group. His two sons, Jeremy and Paul Eakin now manage the business with Jeremy as Managing Director of TG Eakin Ltd and Paul as Managing Director of Pelican Healthcare Ltd – a sister company in the Group. TG Eakin Ltd has grown into a hugely successful company with a turnover of over £23 million in 2011.
Each year, TG Eakin Ltd enhance their geographic reach and within the past 5 years, have set up new distribution channels in India, Poland, Hungary, Iran, Slovakia, Croatia, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, South Korea, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Budget Energy is a new electricity supplier to the Northern Ireland market with a focus on low cost. Based in Londonderry, the company was established in 2011 by Eleanor and George Mc Evoy and currently employs 27 people. It currently has 10,300 customers and continues to acquire 1,400 new customers per month. By adopting a low overhead business model, the company aims to keep its low price promise. The company offers customers the option of paying by bill or a pay as you go keypad meter. In addition Budget Energy is now purchasing green energy from wind farms and anarobic digesters from local generators in Northern Ireland.
Along with TG Eakin Ltd, seven other leading businesses from across the island were named winners in their individual award categories.
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Comber-based company, TG Eakin Ltd, has been crowned the ‘Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2011’ at the all-island final of the awards, which took place at the Mansion House, Dublin. The awards, now in t..