Northern Ireland

TG Eakin: Comber firm submits plans for £1.5m expansion

An artistic impression of the proposed factory extension Image copyright T G Eakin Ltd/Warwick Stewart Architects
Image caption The proposed factory extension is subject to approval by Ards and North Down Council

A County Down medical equipment maker has submitted plans for a £1.5m factory expansion and aims to create 30 new jobs, if the proposal is approved.

Comber-based TG Eakin Limited exports its products to more than 40 countries.

The company said the new posts would pay "well in excess of the average Northern Ireland salary".

The new extension, if given the go-ahead by Ards and North Down Council, would be the firm's second increase in floor space in as many years.

"We want to continue to invest in our premises at Ballystockart and bring jobs to the area," said managing director Jeremy Eakin.

"We need to recruit highly-skilled people in areas such as research and development, global sales and engineering."

TG Eakin Limited currently employs more than 70 people.

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