The Duke of York thanked TG Eakin for our support in bringing Northern Ireland to the fore as a global knowledge economy.
The Duke of York, Patron, the Northern Ireland Science Park Trust attended a lunch at the Northern Ireland Science Park in support of the Trust. His Royal Highness welcomed the first significant private sector donation from TG Eakin, confident that it will make a major contribution to the development of young entrepreneurs and the economy of Northern Ireland.
As part of the NISP plan to develop that contribution Paul Bradstock, Chairman of the NISP Trust and founding CEO of the Oxford Trust explained that this donation is just the start of the local and international business community contributing to a charitable vehicle for philanthropy on the basis of “enlightened self-interest”.
“This contribution by TG Eakin is significant but more importantly it is a call to action to all of our business community to become part of this success and we are giving them a tangible vehicle in which to invest and see measurable results.”
Tom Eakin, founder of TG Eakin and a previous recipient of the NISP CONNECT Innovation Founder award said, “As a company we made the decision to donate to the NISP Trust because we believe that the programmes it will support through NISP CONNECT will actually deliver on the vision of bringing Northern Ireland to the fore as a global knowledge economy.
“We are a global business based in Northern Ireland, we have a vested interest in supporting other companies to create a vibrant collaborative business culture that can compete worldwide. I would actively encourage other businesses to look at this model and join us in giving it their full support.”