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Denroy celebrates 50th Anniversary

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Denroy Group Ltd (Denman)

6th Jul 2022

Denroy celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a family fun day in Bangor Football Club on 24/06/22. The fun day included lots of activities for all including bouncy castles, puppet shows, live music and more. During the celebration, Dr John F Rainey MBE presented 10 staff members with Annual Innovation Awards for their outstanding contribution to the business. Kevin McNamee (CEO) states “We are delighted to have been able to present the 2022 under Denroy Innovation Awards to such worthy winners. These awards recognise outstanding achievement in improving the processes or products within our business. We are particular impressed and pleased that we had nominees from right across the business including finance, IT and marketing as well as engineering. The initiatives that these winners have delivered will bring lasting and valued change to our business”

The winners include:

Alan Gibson – for outstanding innovation in tooling for the Airbus Wing of Tomorrow project.

Alison Craigen – for outstanding innovation in keeping our supply chain flowing through critical shortages by finding alternate materials.

Andrew Neilson – for outstanding innovation in waste reduction on the Denman hot foil printing process.

Andrew Tate – for outstanding innovation in the development of personalisation’s of the Group’s Infor ERP system.

Bill Lynn – for outstanding innovation in process of scrap reduction, weight reduction and process improvements.

John Quinn – for outstanding development of the Group’s post Brexit procedures and compliance processes.

Lisa McBride – for outstanding development of the quality training manuals and processes for the Denpro FFP3 mask.

Luke Squance – for outstanding tool design and tool manufacturing of the Denpro FFP3 mask and other projects.

Shannon Rowan – for outstanding innovation in the development of Denman’s social media profile, in particular TikTok with an amazing +400 million views

Yvonne Kennedy – for excellence in the development of the Group’s diversity training programme.


About the business:

Denroy was formed in June 1972 when Martin Rainey Ltd acquired Ulster Plastics Ltd. The name Denroy came from the first and last syllables of two Ulster Plastics brands, Denman (hairbrushes) and Kenroy (kitchen products).  The transfer of the Airbus moulding shop from Filton in 1992 would go on to transform the expanding Group to become one of the leading aerospace moulders in the world as illustrated by the work on the A220 and the Eurofighter. Denroy currently hold SC21 Gold and EFQM 6* Level of Recognition. When Covid struck in 2020, we feared that we would not be able to celebrate the 50th Anniversary but the company structure expertise, capabilities and experience enabled us to flex into Personal Protective equipment illustrated here by the FFP3 mask.