French nurses visit eakin

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Staff at eakin were delighted to welcome the visitors, who travelled from France to attend an eakin presentation and workshop.

During their visit they also learnt the history of eakin, received more training about our products including our new eakin dot 2-piece and had an opportunity to tour the factory.

Olivier Montels, Development Manager of eakin in France: “It’s important for Health professionals to know more about us, our values and our products to understand fully the commitment of our teams to create and fabricate eakin products. We are even more pleased that this was the first visit of French ET nurses.”

Eakin will also be present at the AFET days – which is the French National Congress of ET nurses – happening in Lyon from the 8th to the 12th of October. 

We thank all our visitors for taking the time to visit us and we look forward to welcoming them again in the future. 

Encouraging Enterprise in Young People

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Sixth Form Business Studies students from Priory Integrated College, Holywood, Northern Ireland were invited to T.G. Eakin Ltd in Comber to find out how this local company has become such a successful exporter of medical devices.

The students were interested to learn all about the company’s products and particularly what issues need to be considered when initiating an export strategy.

The trip started with a tour of the factory where all the medical devices are manufactured. Students were amazed at the large volumes of goods produced for export and were impressed at high standards of hygiene evident throughout the production process.

Following the tour of the factory, the students learned about the growth of the company over its 30 year existence from the business development team. The organisational structure, the recent expansion through the acquisition of Pelican Healthcare and the Research and Development facilities were all explained to students.

The Managing Director, Jeremy Eakin, shared his ‘tips and hints’ for success. These included financial, business and exporting advice. “Know your customers well – visit the market as often as possible and speak to ‘real’ business people for assistance and advice”.

Deirdre Scarlett, the Business Studies teacher, was delighted that her students were able to learn about global trading from a local company just prior to their ‘A’ level exams. “This helps brings the theory to life for these young people at a crucial point in their education.”

What do our users think?

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Over the past year we have been gathering feedback on our Cohesive® Seals from our users. Our main aim was to identify the primary reasons for using Cohesive®

Such as preventing leakage, curing sore skin and increasing security and confidence.

We received responses from over 2,700 users and were delighted with the results. Click to view the summary of our Cohesive® User Survey Results.

Cohesive® Advantage Competition

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During the ECET Congress in Salzburg earlier this year, staff at the Eakin Stand ran a competition on the Cohesive® Advantage.

Q: What enzymes that are harmful to the skin does Cohesive® inhibit?
A: Elastase and Lipase.

Q: What 3 ways does Cohesive® stop skin excoriation?
A: Absorbs water, reduces enzyme activity and physically blocks both biological and chemical irritants from coming into contact with the skin.

Staff at TG Eakin Limited were very pleased to welcome Sylvia, together with a colleague from KKH-Lörrach – Stephanie Schöneberg-Opalka (pictured above) – at the end of September. They had a tour of the TG Eakin Limited factory and were very impressed with the high quality and hygiene standards present.

The beautiful Culloden Hotel and the city of Belfast were further highlights of the trip; the ladies thoroughly enjoyed their stay in Northern Ireland.

International Award Winners

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The UTV Business Eye Awards took place in the Culloden Hotel, Belfast last night. These prestigious awards, sponsored by Bank of Scotland (Ireland) honoured Northern Ireland’s top business personalities and organisations.

TG Eakin Limited had been shortlisted as one of the three finalists in the International Award category and was awarded first prize at the ceremony last night! Managing Director Jeremy Eakin commented on the recent achievement, “We are delighted to have won the International Award. Such awards are recognition of the company’s success, which is entirely due to the excellent efforts of everyone in the company.”

TG Eakin Limited currently exports over 80% of its business to more than 25 countries worldwide.

Eakin Marathon Runners Raise Money for IA!

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Once again the Eakin team entered the Belfast Marathon in May 2007. The 5 members of the relay team beat last year’s time by a few minutes.

£1,000 was raised by the entrants which was matched by the company to give a grand total of £2,000 for Illeostomy Association funds.

TG Eakin Ltd is delighted to support ia Northern Ireland and continue to enjoy close working relations with the association.

Pictured from left to right, William Ennis, Stuart Menary, Paul Eakin and Paul Hastings, with Edgar Craig handing Anne Demick, of ia Northern Ireland, the cheque.

CAET Mould A Seal Competition!

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The CAET conference was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia recently. Eakin was represented by ConvaTec who are the appointed distributors in Canada.

The CAET (Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapy) conference was held in Halifax, Nova Scotia recently. Eakin was represented by ConvaTec who are the appointed distributors in Canada.

Pictured left is Annie Morin-Levesque, an ET from Edmunston Regional Hospital in New Brunswick. Annie was winner of the Eakin “Mould a Seal” competition. ETs were challenged to mould a Seal using an eakin Cohesive® Seal!

New Products Showcasing at Salzburg

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The 9th ECET congress will be taking place in June 2007 with the theme ‘Stoma care, wound hygiene and incontinence on the European stage’.

The team at TG Eakin are looking forward to exhibiting at the event and showcasing new and existing products.

Established brands such as Cohesive®, as well as the new and improved Wound Pouch range will also be shown. Cohesive® Slims are enjoying continued success in markets around the world. Equally, the new and improved Wound Pouch range has been adopted in many countries and has been well received.

We look forward to welcoming you on stand #17. Please also look out for presentations on Eakin products as the full ECET Program becomes available.