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Tobermore MD crowned ‘Innovation Director of the Year’ at IoD Awards  

By Niamh Cavanagh
December 6, 2021
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David Henderson, owner and managing director of Tobermore, has won the Innovation category at IOD’s Director of the Year Awards. 

David was celebrated among other business leaders at the prestigious Institute of Director Awards in The Merchant Hotel, Belfast.  

David Henderson and other IOD Winners at Merchant Belfast


David Henderson commented on the award: 

“I am hugely honored to receive an IoD Director of the Year Award for Innovation. At Tobermore, we take pride in the outstanding performance of our paving and walling products. We continually invest in innovative technologies and people, which has resulted in high performance products and market-leading solutions. Tobermore has a true ‘growth mindset’ when it comes to business. Even when business is booming, we’re always looking for innovative ways to continuously improve. I have a wonderful team around me who make me look good.” 

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Gordon Milligan, IoD NI Chairman, said: 

“I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate all of our 2021 winners, who have yet again demonstrated the resilience and strength of Northern Ireland’s business community across a breadth of industries and sectors, despite what has been a most challenging time for business.”  

2021 has been a successful year of award wins for Tobermore and David Henderson including being named ‘Manufacturer of the Year’‘EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year’‘True Leader’ at the Make a Difference Awards, as well as being awarded the Payroll Giving Platinum Mark.  


David Henderson (centre) celebrated with Tobermore colleagues Philip Whiteside, Head of Transport and Sharon Stewart, Head of Pricing 

Niamh Cavanagh

Niamh is a Digital Marketing Executive at Tobermore. She is involved in the development, implementation, and optimisation of Tobermore's Digital Marketing efforts for both the Commercial and Consumer markets.