Wednesday 20 June 2018

Down pharmacist Tom Eakin (84) set up his company in 1974 to produce medical ostomy products, particularly skin protection and wound drainage products. It bought a second company, Pelican Healthcare, in 2007 and the group, which has a parent firm in the Isle of Man, exports to more than 30 countries. TG Eakin has evolved to become one of the North's most innovative companies, generating pre-tax profits of £21.8m (€24.7m) last year on over €62m of sales. Dividends of €46m have been paid out over the last three years. Sons Paul and Jeremy Eakin now run the business.

Online Editors

Business Newsletter

Read the leading stories from the world of Business.

Also in Business