Martin Graham Voted High Achiever of the Year
Martin Graham of Innovate NI has been recognised for his achievements at the recent annual 2018 Plant & Civil Engineer magazine Awards.
He was presented with the prestigious ‘High Achiever of the Year’ award, sponsored by Hi-Power, during a glittering ceremony, compered by television and radio sports presenter Adrian Logan, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in South Belfast.
Organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Plant & Civil Engineer, 4SM (NI) Ltd, it was attended by hundreds of guests and leading figures from the plant, construction and quarry industries. With 14 separate categories, the event is widely regarded as Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating across all sectors of the industry.
The awards judges praised Martin for what they called his inspirational passion and determination not only for his own goals but that of his customers and business partners. “With incredible product and industry knowledge, and finely balancing a hectic work schedule with family life, he has taken his company to new heights over the last 12 months.”
Innovate NI have been supplying the needs of Contractors and Surveyors across the island of Ireland and Great Britain since 2012. Seamless integration of Geo-Systems, Construction Systems and Machine Control, accompanied with advanced computer technology, enables Innovate NI to bring a new level of innovation to the archliberal, engineering and construction community. No matter the task at hand, they pride themselves on having the instrument and knowledge to get the job done.
Martin set up Innovate NI alone from a home office in 2012 and truly hit the ground running. Since then he has acquired new offices and taken his customer base to over 300 with an estimated annual turnover in access of 1m. With this he has secured distribution rights from global companies such as Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon. His excellent business practices have allowed him to maintain healthy connections with these large organisations and as a result his high achievements have not gone unnoticed.
“I pride myself on three things, customer satisfaction, innovation and industry development…our customers are the lifeblood of this business…as our name suggest we need to seek out new exciting markets and be innovative in a manner that allows us to enter these…without continuous development our industry will never grow, it’s an industry I support fully.”