Managing director: Paul Eakin
Pre-tax profit: £16.1m Employment: 73 Pay bill: £2.5m
15 Ballystockart Road Comber Co Down Tel: 028 9187 1000 www.eakin.eu
TG Eakin is a Comber-based company which makes medical skincare products for use in stoma and wound care. The family-run Eakin Group is one of Northern Ireland’s biggest success stories in the health sector. The firm’s biggest market is the US but its products are sold in 40 countries around the world.
In 2014, the company invested £12m extending its Comber manufacturing facility to over 100,000 sq ft. It also acquired English firm Cliffe Medical, which owns Respond Plus in Larne, for an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition of Cliffe was TG Eakin’s first since 2007, when it took over Pelican Healthcare in Cardiff. The company was founded by Tom Eakin and is now run by his sons Paul and Jeremy.