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IOD Family Business Director of the Year Award 2011

On Friday 23rd September 2011 Tom Eakin was awarded ‘Family Business Director of the Year’ as well as runner-up in the ‘Overall Director of the Year’ at the UK IoD Director of the Year Awards 2011.

Open to directors from across the business spectrum, the IoD Director of the Year Awards UK selects regional winners from across the UK to then compete for the overall title. So having won the Northern Ireland award for ‘Family Business Director of the Year’ back in December 2010, Tom was then shortlisted for the UK award.

Given the current economic conditions, the judges were looking for individuals who have continued to prosper. They were most impressed with how Tom has developed the Eakin Group of Companies from a manufacturing start-up in 1974 to a 4 company organisation employing more than 200 people.