In November Dr Grace McGroggan, Research Supervisor within our R&D Department, was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Knowledge Transfer Partnership Awards for Northern Ireland.
Grace joined TG Eakin Ltd in January 2006 and completed a 3 year research partnership together with Queen’s University Belfast after which she gained employment with the company. During this time Grace has developed Perform™ Solidifying Agent and more recently Surround™ Skin Protectors, as well as a number of other products that are in the latter stages of development.
The KTP Award was in recognition of the development of Cohesive™, which was launched in October 2008 and has been a successful addition to the eakin product range.
Congratulating Grace on her success, Jeremy Eakin commented, “This is an excellent achievement for Grace and extremely well deserved. Since joining the company, Grace has really embraced all of the challenges which have been handed to her and has been pivotal in helping with our new product development program. Already some of her new developments have successfully been brought to market and I am pleased to say there is much more in the pipeline, including one significant project which should come to market within the next 24 months.”
Also employed with the company through the KTP programme is Matthew Wilson, who is on his second year of the research partnership and doing extensive analysis into urostomy care. We will keep you updated on further developments and findings.
Dr Grace McGroggan (pictured above) from TG Eakin Ltd accepting her award from Carol Keery, Director of Innovation, Research and Technology for Invest NI.