The Big Interview

About the protocol, we would say ‘don’t throw the baby out with the bath water’ – Kevin McNamee, Denroy

From hairbrushes to Airbuses, the family-owned Denroy Group makes a wide variety of products and components at its Bangor plant, and its chief executive is hoping that issues around the Northern Ireland protocol can be resolved in ways that don’t affect businesses in the North

Kevin McNamee took over as chief executive of the Denroy Group four years ago

In brief:

Lives: Belfast.

Age: 53.

Family: married for almost 30 years to Sineád, who is a primary school teacher. Four mostly grown-up children.

My working day: usually 8am to 5pm. The Denroy Group does, however, have a half-day Friday policy which I enjoy.

My perfect weekend: Friday night bottle of wine and dinner with Sineád, some motorsport on a Saturday, where I compete in hill-climbs, sprints and auto-test competitions. Sundays walking on a beach ...