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Launch of PLATO EBR Group in Meath

28 June 2013

Thursday 27th June saw the start of another PLATO EBR group, this time in Ashbourne, County Meath. PLATO EBR now has a number of groups operational across the East Border Region, the Meath Group is the furthest south of the region and is made up of fifteen SMEs at diverse stages in their growth lifecycle. This particular PLATO EBR grouping comprises companies with a strong focus on the importance of digital media and patented technology to growing their business internationally in markets such as Europe and China.

The companies are from a diverse range of industry sectors including Safety, Textiles, Professional and Consultancy Services, Manufacturing and Engineering, IT systems and Digital Content and Film.

A senior executive from Glen Dimplex, Joe Hughes R&D Manager who is one of the group facilitators attended the welcome meeting. Joe outlined the merits in local companies coming together to share of their collective knowledge and experiences. Joe’s senior role in Glen Dimplex means that he is involved in all stages of manufacturing certain electrical component products from product concept and design stages to technical specification proofs, researching end-user requirements and marketing and aftersales. Joe’s experience will be vital the group in facilitating them through their design and development stages. Joe is also involved in a social enterprise venture with his wife and farms part-time.

Local man, Breanndan Casey, Casey Consulting is the appointed group co-ordinator for the Meath group and has a wealth of experience in mentoring companies in the region through their growth trajectory. Breanndan emphasised the importance of being an active member of the influential network that is PLATO and for the group to capitalise on the opportunities being made available to them.

Dr Cecilia Hegarty, Director of PLATO EBR encouraged all group members to be ambitious to learn and to enjoy the newness of taking time away from their business to work on the strategic direction of the company and wished them every success in their 12-month Programme ahead.


For more information about group members please visit the directory.


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