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Cavan Grouping

The Cavan companies that are members of PLATO EBR include.


Company Overview

Arcs & Sparks




Arcs and Sparks Weld Training Ltd. is a state of the art weld training facility in Cavan town. Equipped with the latest welding equipment and providing experienced instructors, Arcs & Sparks provides a wide range of certified courses from basic welding skills for novices to advanced welding techniques for those who wish to upskill.  The company offers a range of accredited training for industry which is externally examined By EIS, from Advanced Pipe Welding (ASME IX up to PED requirements) to MIG-MAG welding. EIS have many years experience providing this service to FAS/Solas and Educational Training Boards. The company was founded by Michael Doherty and Michael Farrell, both of whom have extensive welding experience in a broad range of industry sectors. The participant, Michael Doherty is Highly skilled welding and fabrication expert with 24 years of knowledge and experience in the industry. Michael has a strong background in structural steel fabrication, energy oil gas and power plant pipe fabrication. Michael has operated a successful pipe fabrication company for the last 15 years. His wealth of experience and contacts in the industry will be a major benefit to trainees.






Carleton Cakes





Carleton Cakes delights in bringing customers the very best of Irish bakery treats from the heart of Ireland’s ‘Lake District’ in Co.Cavan. This award winning family run bakery has developed over the years by perfecting its very own unique recipes. The company services both domestic and corporate markets having grown expotentially in recent years.The company has received numerous awards including the Great Taste Awards and British Retails Consortium Grade ‘A’.




Cavan Steel Fabrications Ltd.





Cavan Steel Fabrications are a County Cavan-based manufacturer of bespoke items. This indigenous company was established in 1996 and are based at Drumaraw, Ballyhaise. The company is focussed on design and manufacture to customers specific requirements and has built up a respectable reputation in the local region and surrounding areas. The company boasts high quality, excellent value and competitive pricing. Kevin McCarron  is MD of the company.



Compliplus Ltd.





Compliplus is an online portal that offers an automated solution for organisations to assist with the management of the safety, health and wellbeing of their employees.  By automating policies, procedures and training, it provides an effective and enhanced level of compliance and validation.

Compliplus is owned by Paddy & Breda McHugh.   Paddy has worked in the area of safety training and compliance for over 20 years in both Ireland, the UK and Europe.   Breda has extensive experience in organisational management and finance and together they set up a company called Eolas Beo Ltd in 2011 providing health and safety training and related consultancy services.  

The idea for Compliplus was borne from a compelling need from clients to automate and streamline their employee safety, health and wellbeing requirements. Breda McHugh is Financial Director of this start-up company based in Virginia, County Cavan. Compliplus was set up on August 2014 as demand grew for a health and safety compliance consultancy service. Having years’ of experience in health and safety management. On the training side of the company services range from Supervisory Skills, Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness, Quality and Customer Service Skills.




Drumrahan Retail Ltd.

 is based in Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan. The company was established by the Kennedy family in 1991 and has continued to be an Irish family run business that fulfils the requirements of the agricultural community nationwide. seeks to continue to provide customers with a comprehensive range of quality products at a competitive price. Agridirect provides an extensive range of diverse products from grass seeds to dairy hygiene and animal veterinary to farm hardware. The company has a leading reputation since it is continually sourcing new and innovative products to satisfy customer needs and it has a simplified Express Checkout and secure payment system valued by its clients. Agridirect has partnered with Ireland’s largest courier company, DPD for all deliveries, resulting in an efficient delivery service of 2-3 working days from time of order. Martin Kennedy owns the company and is also a Business Partner in Equipets, Dundalk.

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iCopy specialise in the Sale, Service and Repair of all office equipment, Photocopiers, Printers, Faxes, Scanners, Copyprinters, Shredders. We provide a Fleet Management Solution to the office environment assuring maximum efficiency from your equipment. iCopy’s core focus are its customers, providing the most Intelligent Solution for customer office requirements, ensuring the most efficient method of printing, copying, faxing and scanning, with the quality of our back-up service leaving our customers safe in the knowledge that iCopy are always “There when you need us…”iCopy was formed as a service orientated business, with customer care and satisfaction at it’s heart.

Kane HR Projects Limited





Kane HR Projects Limited is a dedicated HR Consultancy Company set up by Sean Kane in 2006 to provide clients with HR Solutions that reflect Best Practice. Kane HR seeks to enable clients to maximize the value of their HR Strategies and Programs in line with their Business Goals and their Organisation’s Cultures/Values. The Kane HR portfolio extend four main departments; Provision of Interim HR Management, HR Project Support/Management, HR Service to SME’s and an Independent Conciliation Service. HR Projects has specific expertise as Business Partners across the full HR Life Cycle, with strong competencies in areas such as Projects Management, Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Performance Management, HR Policies & Procedures and Dispute Resolution. The company is a HRLocker Certified Partner.



Loughcrew Facilities Management





Loughcrew Facilities Management Limited was set up in December 2009 in Oldcastle, County Meath. Loughcrew is a place for the whole family, from those who are up for adventure, to those who adore history, marvellous views, peace and tranquillity or those who love food. The staff of Loughcrew Facilities Management Limited work towards a solitary goal of making each experience as enjoyable and memorable as possible. The company boasts an Historic House, Accommodation, An Adventure Centre, Coffee Shop and Gardens.



MC Security Solutions




Vincent Cooney is MD of MC Security Solutions, established over 30 years ago in Bailieborough. MC Security Solutions is a complete security solutions provider offering high quality equipment highly trained staff and technicians. MC Security Solutions is incorporated as MC Alarms Ltd. In 1992 MC Alarms Ltd achieved the award of been the first company in Ireland to be licensed to IS: 199: 1987 Standards by NSAI Licence No IAS-001 and the company now holds the European Standard Licence IS-EN-50131-1-1997 Licence No IAS-1143sr the Private Security Authority Licence No PSA 00314 and S.R. 40:2005 for Electronic Security Services. Intruder Alarms. Access control and CCTV. MC Security Solutions operate in many diverse environments including high profile Industrial and Commercial developments, State Bodies, Local Authorities, Education, Hospitals and Health care facilities also Residential and Agriculture sites. By serving these different market segments we have been able to establish a strong market position in the North Midlands, North East and Dublin areas. The company’s National Monitoring Network Company (NMN) MC Control brings 24 hour Security monitoring to a new level offering Intruder alarm Monitoring, CCTV Monitoring. Fire alarm monitoring, Personal attack and Lone worker monitoring.



Milestone Productions




Bernard Connolly established Milestone Productions in 1997. Over the years Bernard has been involved in many major National and International events. Having worked on events in Moscow, Marrakesh, Europe and South America Bernard’s experience means that your event will be handled by the best. Many of the events over the years have had budgets well in excess of €1 million, but whether the budget is big or tight Bernard has the ability to deliver a polished and premium product every time.


Sean Tully Animal Feeds Ltd.








Sean Tully Animal Feeds is a new start company, less than one year old with Headquarters in Gartbratten, County Cavan. This progressive agri-business was established in February 2015.

Sean Tully Animal Feeds Ltd is a family run business founded by Sean Tully who has over 35 years’ experience in the Animal Feed sector.  Over the years Sean observed that an increasing amount of bi products from the bakery, confectionary and brewing industries were not been utilised to their full potential. Sean as a farmer himself asked the question of how these products could be used for animal feed and in the last three years has focused his attention to developing a high quality feed using these bi products. From trials supported by International Nutritionists we developed a formula of feed that enhances performance and improves animal health and welfare. The team supported by its own nutritionist consistently monitor the performance of the animal feed and make necessary adjustments depending on ingredients available and time of year. Sean Tully Animal Feeds Limited have a strong awareness and desire to not alone improve the economic wellbeing of customers but to also improve sustainability to the environment. Marita Sharkey is General Manager with the company.


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VFECTO work hands on with forward thinking organisations to deliver sustainable and lasting performance improvement and cost reduction projects, utilising Lean tools from its Lean roadmap. Vfecto do this by using a strict project management methodology, primarily Lean tools and techniques, and experienced professionals who have moved from business into business performance Improvement. The Vfecto team have a minimum of 15 years experience in hands on business roles. Primary locations for support are Monaghan, Cavan, Louth, Dublin and in the UK Birmingham and London. Vfecto improve performance and save businesses money, whilst at the same time training and developing people. The company provides consulting support to carry out targeted improvement projects, primarily using Lean and six sigma tools



  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon