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Big Business Giving Back to local SME community - Growing list of PLATO EBR Parent Companies

3 September 2013

Multi-nationals engaging in PLATO EBR is one of the key unique aspects of the PLATO Model.

The list of PLATO EBR 'Parent Companies' and guest speakers has grown steadily each month and we are continuing to build on this list.  A unique aspect of PLATO EBR is the relationship we have with national and multi-national companies who are leaders in their industry.  The impressive list of PLATO 'Parent Companies' represent a valuable resource for participant SME's to tap into.

The programme offers owner managers a business support forum where they can network and discuss business ideas with established large ‘parent’ companies in the region. These ‘parent’ companies are leaders in their industry sectors, they have experienced the growth trajectory and are well-positioned to support the programme by sharing their skills and experience within the network. PLATO EBR has also been fortunate to recruit a number of multi-nationals interested in supporting the customised training programme for SMEs. The PLATO EBR programme provides participant companies with an opportunity to work through a 12 month dedicated improvement plan. To date, we have recruited the following MNCs, larger SMEs to act as group leaders, guest speakers and ultimately assist the PLATO EBR team in delivering Programme activity:

-        ABB

-        Bank of Ireland

-        Bombardier

-        Bose

-        Castlecool

-        Combilift

-        Crash Services

-        Cross Refrigeration

-        Curves

-        DPS (Drilling and Pumping Supplies)

-        Dromone

-        Dundalk Institute of Technology

-        Fernhill Stone

-        FM Environmental

-        FPM Charetered Accountants

-        Glen Dimplex

-        Irwins

-        Largo Foods

-        Linwoods

-        Lynergy 

-        McElmeel Mobility Services

-        MJM Marine Ltd.

-        Morgan McManus

-        National Pen

-        Premier Periclase

-        Scrabo Contracting

-        Seagoe Technologies Ltd

-         Slieve Donard Resort and Spa (Hastings Hotels)

-        Tayto

-        The High Achievers Club

-        TSM Controls

If you are a MNC from within the east Border Region and you are interested in contributing to PLATO EBR, please get in touch by email to

  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon