Building Your Business
Craigavon

We are no longer recruiting for the Craigavon PLATO Group, we have exceeded capacity, if interested in applying for other groups within the East Border Region, apply now if interested

Member companies in the Craigavon Group are as follows:-

Helios IT Ltd, Garry MacDonald

Helios IT was set up by Garry MacDonald in Portadown over eleven years ago. Helios IT are certified as a Microsoft Partner and Small Business Specialist, with proven strengths in Network Infrastructure, Business Intelligence and Business Desktop Deployment.  Our team of engineers are certified MCPs (Microsoft Certified Professionals) in a variety of disciplines, from Windows through to CRM and SharePoint and work closely with businesses to deliver the best customized solutions for all clients. The company provides specialist expertise in the area of providing Outsourced Support to companies that have little or no in-house IT expertise.

 

Web: www.heliosit.co.uk


Email: Garry.macdonald@heliosit.co.uk

 

 

Kip McGrath Education Centres, Jill Rooney

Jillian Rooney established The Kip McGrath Education Centre Franchise in Craigavon with her husband Michael less than a year ago. Kip McGrath offers professional tutoring in English, Mathematics and Science for children at all levels of Primary and Secondary school and is the first of its kind for the Portadown, Craigavon, Lurgan area. The Craigavon Centre is operated by a team of skilled and experienced, qualified teachers. The Kip McGrath model is based on a free assessment of the child’s learning needs and a progression towards a customised programme of support for the learner during guided sessions in the centre, with a supporting toolkit for the guardians of the child.

Web: www.kipmcgrath.co.uk/craigavon

Email: Craigavon@kip-mcgrath.com

 

 

McAlister Architects Ltd, Paul McAlister

McAlister Architects is a recognised brand in the energy and build sector. Based in Portadown the company was established in 2002 by Paul McAlister who qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1997 and then worked with Michael Aukett Architects in London and also in offices in Dublin and Belfast. Since inception the practice has grown steadily, with the size and complexity of the projects increasing year by year. In 2008 the practice relocated to a restored stonework barn on the outskirts of Portadown to accommodate a growth in workload. The practice has a breadth of experience from small domestic to large commercial projects and continues to develop new services and skills. The introduction of new environmental policies in 2007 (reducing C02 emissions) meant that Paul’s company had to evolve with the changing marketplace and this marked a move toward Sustainable and Ecological Design. We incorporate as many of these low carbon design principles into residential dwellings and commercial buildings to create energy efficiencies. Paul McAlister is also the first architect in Northern Ireland to be certified as a ‘Certified European Passive House Designer’ with the Passive House Institute in Germany

 

Web: www.pmcarchitects.com


Email: info@pmcarchitects.com

 

 

McCleary and Co., Warren McCleary

McCleary & Company Limited are a long established Accountancy Practice based in Lurgan and founded by Warren and John McCleary over 30 years ago.  We offer the full range of business services and specialise in looking after the needs of owner managed businesses of all sizes.  We have a team of twenty staff ably supported by five client managers. Every client has access to a director and a dedicated client manager. McCleary & Co. offer a basic service, for the value conscious, is an online only service, that avails of modern technology through an online accounts package and secure document exchange.  This service is a cost effective way of ensuring that you stay compliant.  At the other end of the service range, our premium service includes attendance at Monthly/quarterly Directors’ meetings, 12 month projections and management accounts, as well as all of the standard compliance work.

 

Web: www.mcclearyaccountants.com

Email: warren@mcclearyaccountants.com

 

 

Portadown Recycling & Skip Hire Ltd., Wesley Jameson

Portadown Recycling and Skip Hire is one of Portadown’s fastest growing businesses and was established 3 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.

 

Web: www.portadown-recycling.com

Email: Wesley@portadown-recycling.com

 

 

Torc Product Development, Declan O’ Duil

Torc Product Development is a new start company based in Lurgan and headed up by Declan O’Duil. Torc Product Development is a crafts and design business but Declan is seeking to branch out into applying his inventions to provide new medical training products. The company strives to streamline processes and develop into new markets.

 

Web: www.torcpd.com

Email: Declan@torcpd.com

 

  • Declan O'Duil
  • Hilios IT
    CN01 Garry MacDonald
    Hilios IT

    Helios IT was set up by Garry MacDonald in Portadown over eleven years ago. Helios IT are certified as a Microsoft Partner and Small Business Specialist, with proven strengths in Network Infrastructure, Business Intelligence and Business Desktop Deployment.  Our team of engineers are certified MCPs (Microsoft Certified Professionals) in a variety of disciplines, from Windows through to CRM and SharePoint and work closely with businesses to deliver the best customized solutions for all clients. The company provides specialist expertise in the area of providing Outsourced Support to companies that have little or no in-house IT expertise. By joining the PLATO EBR Programme Garry seeks to enhance his understanding of applying technology, skilled labour and implementing systems and developing social media.

     

    Web: www.heliosit.co.uk

    Email: Garry.macdonald@heliosit.co.uk


  • Kip McGrath Education Centres
    CN01 Jill Rooney
    Kip McGrath Education Centres

    Jillian Rooney established The Kip McGrath Education Centre Franchise in Craigavon with her husband Michael less than a year ago. Kip McGrath offers professional tutoring in English, Mathematics and Science for children at all levels of Primary and Secondary school and is the first of its kind for the Portadown, Craigavon, Lurgan area. The Craigavon Centre is operated by a team of skilled and experienced, qualified teachers. The Kip McGrath model is based on a free assessment of the child’s learning needs and a progression towards a customised programme of support for the learner during guided sessions in the centre, with a supporting toolkit for the guardians of the child.

     

    By joining the PLATO EBR Programme Jill seeks to gain expertise in employing social media techniques to develop the growth of the business.

     

    Web: www.kipmcgrath.co.uk/craigavon

    Email: Craigavon@kip-mcgrath.com


  • McCleary & Co
    CN01 Warren McCleary
    McCleary & Co

    McCleary & Company Limited are a long established Accountancy Practice based in Lurgan and founded by Warren and John McCleary over 30 years ago.  We offer the full range of business services and specialise in looking after the needs of owner managed businesses of all sizes.  We have a team of twenty staff ably supported by five client managers. Every client has access to a director and a dedicated client manager. McCleary & Co. offer a basic service, for the value conscious, is an online only service, that avails of modern technology through an online accounts package and secure document exchange.  This service is a cost effective way of ensuring that you stay compliant.  At the other end of the service range, our premium service includes attendance at Monthly/quarterly Directors’ meetings, 12 month projections and management accounts, as well as all of the standard compliance work.

     

    By joining the PLATO EBR Programme Warren seeks to enhance his understanding of applying technology, tendering and social media expertise.

     

    Web: www.mcclearyaccountants.com

    Email: warren@mcclearyaccountants.com


  • Paul McAlister Architects Ltd
    CN01 Paul McAlister
    Paul McAlister Architects Ltd

    McAlister Architects is a recognised brand in the energy and build sector. Based in Portadown the company was established in 2002 by Paul McAlister who qualified as a Chartered Architect in 1997 and then worked with Michael Aukett Architects in London and also in offices in Dublin and Belfast. Since inception the practice has grown steadily, with the size and complexity of the projects increasing year by year. In 2008 the practice relocated to a restored stonework barn on the outskirts of Portadown to accommodate a growth in workload. The practice has a breadth of experience from small domestic to large commercial projects and continues to develop new services and skills. The introduction of new environmental policies in 2007 (reducing C02 emissions) meant that Paul’s company had to evolve with the changing marketplace and this marked a move toward Sustainable and Ecological Design. We incorporate as many of these low carbon design principles into residential dwellings and commercial buildings to create energy efficiencies. Paul McAlister is also the first architect in Northern Ireland to be certified as a ‘Certified European Passive House Designer’ with the Passive House Institute in Germany. By joining the PLATO EBR Programme Paul seeks to enhance his understanding of new processes and systems, tendering and exporting.

     

    Web: www.pmcarchitects.com

    Email: info@pmcarchitects.com


  • Portadown Recycling & Skip Hire
    CN01 Wesley Jameson
    Portadown Recycling & Skip Hire

    Portadown Recycling and Skip Hire is one of Portadown’s fastest growing businesses and was established 3 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.

     

    By joining the PLATO EBR Programme Wesley seeks to enhance his understanding of accessing finance, applying technology, tendering and export marketing.

     

    Web: www.portadown-recycling.com

    Email: Wesley@portadown-recycling.com

     


  • Purplesheep
    CN01 Martin Lavery
    Purplesheep

    PurpleSheep is based in CIDO Innovation Centre and its Director Martin Lavery established the company approximately seven years ago. PurpleSheep are an Award winning Website, Marketing and Print company that supplies branding solutions to SME and Large Corporate businesses all over the world.  Providing top quality design and out of the box ideas for marketing and branding has quickly made PurpleSheep a renowned forward thinking company within their sector and continually strive to push the boundaries. The company has a reputation for offering clients a range of marketing specialist services from Consultation, Online marketing, Web Development, Design & Print Services through a talented and dedicated team of professionals. We blend these factors harmoniously with the aim of enabling you to compete effectively against your rivals and dominate your local market. By joining the PLATO EBR Programme Martin seeks to enhance his understanding of accessing finance, tendering and exporting.

    Web: www.purplesheep.eu

    Email: info@purplesheep.eu


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