Building Your Business
Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Cluster

The participant companies in the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough are working through a customised management development programme over a number of months, meeting on a monthly basis. These companies include:-



Company Overview


Armagh Guided Tours


Barbara Ferguson


Armagh Guided Tours is part of Guided Tours Ireland.  The company focuses on working with various aspects of guiding from Coach Tours, Easy Walking Tours and Personal Car Tours, offering packages the length and breadth of Ireland for domestic. Corporate and overseas customers. Barbara, herself is an Accredited (NITB) Blue Badge Tourist Guide.





Ancestor Network NI


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Michael Rooney

Ancestor Network NI is an off-shoot of the Dublin-based genealogical research company, Ancestor Network, Ireland’s leading provider of professional genealogy and probate research. Ancestor Network NI provides expert help in helping individuals to locate their Ulster ancestors and conducts probate research for global heir hunter and professional legal firms. In addition, Ancestor Network NI works closely with our parent company, Ancestor Network, and other partners in the tourism industry to offer a comprehensive research package and bespoke visitor experience to clients.






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Marie Cassidy


Based in Keady, Armagh, Caspac is are a corrugated cardboard manufacturer that provides many different packaging solutions to companies all over the UK and Ireland. Caspac is a family run business which prides itself in providing cost-effective packaging options for your product. Caspac’s mainstay product line is for clients who need corrugated cardboard die-cutted, shaped and printed.Caspac can provide different quantities, customising packaging designs easily, using state of the art technology for the modern day client.




Corvus Recruitment

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Michael Smith

Corvus is a specialist recruitment consultancy with a difference. Corvus take an intelligent, people-centric approach to recruitment, putting the needs of job seekers and clients at the heart of everything. The Corvus team has over 70 years’ combined experienced within the industry and each is truly a specialist in their sector with inch wide, mile deep knowledge enabling us to best understand client needs. Owned by two dedicated directors, one of which is Michael, with extensive expertise in the Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland marketplaces, Corvus takes a smart look at the evolving world of recruitment to deliver consistent results and lasting relationships. At Corvus, we “get” people. Having previously focussed on IT and financial solutions for companies through the Belfast-based arm of the company, Michael launched Corvus Recruitment 3 years ago and the company has grown form strength to strength focussing on Talen Management for diverse industry sectors but particularly engineering.




Gus Campbell Solicitors (GCS)

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Oisin Toner

Based in Armagh, GCS have a depth and range of knowledge throughout our legal firm which is substantial, specialising in a wide range of areas in law, including personal injury claims, property and conveyancing, employment law and litigation, family law including divorce, Wills and estate planning, criminal law, road traffic accidents, business law, housing and benefits along with many other areas of law. Oisin Toner joins the PLATO Programme and specialises in employment and criminal law.





Laura Coyle Virtual Assistant

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Laura Coyle

Laura works as a freelance business support execturive having spent over 20years working in Dublin in the corporate world.  Laura serves clients such as the time constrained entrepreneur, business owner, director, consultant or professional who needs assistance on an ongoing basis or for a specific project by providing the necessary practical business support from product development scheduling, research proofing to digital.

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Modern Furniture

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Eddie Elgar


Modern Furniture by Eddie Edgar is a HPSU operating from Carrickmacross, Monaghan. Eddie seeks to provide new and improved design to the commercial and domestic markets.


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Nature at work


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Michael Thompson


Nature @ Work was established in 2005 by Michael Thompson BaHons. The philosophy was simple, to provide innovative, sustainable design and maintenance solutions for private or commercial green space projects. The company offers a full concept to completion service complemented with tailored aftercare packages with each project undertaken demonstrating our desire to realise the full potential of each individual space. Aspiring to fulfil the expectations of each client with stylish, practical and functional design, all this combined with unrivalled reputation for attention to detail and customer satisfaction puts Nature @ Work in the position to provide you with exceptional garden solutions. We supply the ideas, the inspiration and the technical know-how to realise the client green vision. 






JP Mone

The origins of RamFit can be traced back to the summer of June 1999, when both founders, JP Mone and Dermot Mc Ardle, trained and played together for Monaghan GAA at senior level. While in itself, this is nothing remarkable, their playing  journey encapsulates how to do more with less resources. RAMfit products are made with less and designed to do more. RAMfit is a start up based in Ireland that is constantly striving for the best, creating value for business, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts,. We are innovating for a better world by combing recycling with world class training products. RAMfit’s vision is that our products will use the fewest possible materials and be assembled in ways that allow them to last for a long long time or to be readily recycled into new products.




Rafferty HR

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Orla Rafferty

Having worked in HR Management for over 20 years with experience at each point of employee engagement from hiring to onboarding, feedback, development, career management, managing company culture and reputation, in 2013 Orla set up Rafferty HR initially as a HR consultancy service, which grew into mentoring clients in their own self-development as leaders encouraged her to professionally train as an executive coach, facilitator and workplace conflict mediator. Rafferty HR offers an outsourced HR consultancy service for Senior Executives who wish to improve how they work, their effectiveness and their team, or who work in a changing, challenging environment.



Reveal Business



Justin McGorman

Reveal Business focusses on increased profits, reduced costs for time or skilled resource-strapped businesses through procurement strategy. With 20yrs experience (15yrs exclusively in procurement with Coca-Cola HBC & Kingspan Environmental), Justin assists clients review and target cost-cutting opportunities. A full range of services offered include Cost Reduction- Spend analysis and identification of cost reduction opportunities including benchmarking to reveal significant savings; Business Improvement- In-depth end-to-end business review to include an analysis of purchasing activity, procedures, systems, structures and buying habits to deliver cost reductions. Incorporates process mapping and gap analysis; Operational Efficiency- Reveal cost savings by resource, and equipment optimisation. Identification of waste and inefficiency opportunities within your business; Procurement- Supply chain analysis to reduce risk and ensure security of supply to sustain and grow your business. Also provide support for sourcing and contract negotiations and Project Management and mentoring and interim management.



Portadown Recycling & Skip Hire Ltd


Wesley Jameson


Portadown Recycling and Skip Hire is one of Portadown’s fastest growing businesses and was established 8 years ago by Wesley Jameson. Portadown Recycling and Skip Hire collects and processes all non-hazardous waste at their Waste Recycling and Processing Facility in Portadown. The Facility is also available for tipping by other licensed waste carriers. We are currently recycling approximately 85-90% of the waste received. The Company relies upon the latest technology and infrastructure with Kiverco installations – a world leader in recycling technology – and mobile plant machinery by JCB and Powerscreen. Portadown Recycling and Skip Hire’s success is based on a highly trained and dedicated team of employees.



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