Business Development Director
Research & Development Director
UK Managing Director
Head of Group HR

The Group is one of Northern Ireland’s leading healthcare companies. Founded in 1974 by Tom Eakin, the Group has a successful track record as a medical device manufacturer and supplier of high-quality skin protection and ancillary products for use in ostomy and wound care. It has grown and diversified both organically and through acquisition.

The last few years have seen significant developments within the Eakin Group. The company has increased the range of products manufactured and currently export their products to more than 30 countries. The Group’s success to date has been achieved through the clear vision and ambition of the Board and its people reflected in its financial robustness and numerous business awards.

As part of the strategic growth plans, Sally Hope was approached by the Eakin Board in 2017 to work with them to build out the Board and senior team. Working closely with Paul Eakin, UK CEO, she has delivered several global searches leading to the following appointments in 2017/2018 of Head of Group HR, Business Development Director and Research & Development Director and in 2019 the appointment of a new UK Managing Director.

“We found PIR to be extremely thorough in seeking to understand the core needs of our business and the types of candidate which would best serve the business for the long term. Their dedication to the task and attention to detail was exemplary, and has resulted in the placement of four very fine candidates for four very senior positions in the Group”

Paul Eakin, UK CEO, Eakin Healthcare Group