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Louth Grouping

The PLATO EBR Companies in the Louth Grouping are as follows.


Company Overview


Adept Cleaning Solutions



Adept Cleaning Solutions and Services Limited are floor care experts, janitorial, and cleaning product supplier with over 20 years’ experience in the industry. Adept provides professional contract cleaning services and staff training and support to comply with Chemicals handling and Health and Safety legislation. Adept’s main customer base is schools, colleges and hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, restaurants,  shopping centres, churches, offices and contract cleaners. The company provides a range of floor machines, janitorial equipment, paper and washroom products, sacks, cleaning chemicals, hand care and professional floor care products.




Bell Media





Bell Media is founded by Rachel Hanna and was established in 2010. The company is headquartered in Dundalk, Co. Louth. Bell Media is a dynamic contract digital publishing company providing branded publications both in print and digital format. Bell Media provide magazines, event catalogues, yearbook and diaries, reference guides and all manner of printed and digital media to professional, commercial and membership organisations. The company also assists clients to create content that attracts attention and encourages readers to share it across their social networks, spreading a corporate message virally, advising on how best to implement your digital marketing campaigns. Th company has a strogn gensis in the educatioh sector, the company’s flagship publication is BellTime Magazine, a bi annual education magazine for the secondary school market in Ireland. We are now extending our portfolio of BellTime Magazines to include the pre-school, primary and third level sector.



Carlingford Adventure Centre


Carlingford Adventure Centre celebrates over 20 successful years in business. This family run business has grown from strength to strength, with a recent €850K investment and the Launch of Skypark.  Founded by Tom and Mary McArdle the family tradition is now carried on by their son, Thomas. Initially it was planned to open a hostel and this idea developed to an adventure centre.  The centre has 10 bedrooms and facilities for canoes, kayaks, windsurfing, sailing, rock-climbing and orienteering. The Company currently employ circa 20 staff both full time & part time.  The ideal location of the Centre situated almost exactly half way between Belfast and Dublin, the temperate climate and the safety of the Harbour within which to run the Water sports facility, coupled with the recent acquisition of the old quarry along with almost 10 acres of forest, make the Centre ideally placed to cater for all manor of groups and individuals alike.



DRS & Associates



Suzanne Foran is a Health & Safety Consultant & Trainer and the founder of DRS & Associates, based in Slane, County Meath. Having over twelve years’ experience in construction health and safety management. Suzanne’s company seeks to provide workplace Health and Safety consultancy services within various industry sectors delivering IOSH Managing Safely in Construction Programme activity. On the training side of the company Suzanne provides training in the areas of Supervisory Skills, Safety, Health and Environmental Awareness, Quality and Customer Service Skills.

Website: Under construction

FirstPay Merchant Services


FirstPay Merchant Services Limited is a relatively young business, based in The Mill Enterprise Centre Drogheda. FirstPay Merchant Services Limited enables businesses, clubs and charities to accept card payments safely and securely. FirstPay provides desk-top, portable and mobile card processing terminals at the best rates in the market. The company also provides virtual terminals for mail-order or phone-order sectors and payment portals for e-commerce sites.

Website: Under Construction


Irish Military War Museum





The Irish Military War Museum (IMWM) is a living history museum and family park covering 5,000 square feet of floor space, will represent a distinctly non-political but ‘must see’ educational and historical resource for people of all ages and from right across the island of Ireland and beyond. Given the highly strained relationship between Britain and Ireland down through the centuries, the museum will explain the complex political background behind why 210,000 Irishmen from both traditions fought in the mud sodden trenches of France, Flanders and the Dardanelles during World War One as rebellion tensions erupted back in Ireland. The Museum will house one of the finest collections of WW2 Allied and Axis vehicles and deactivated weapons ever assembled in Ireland and will replicate life-size trenches. The park will contain a petting zoo, zorbing, ziplines and clay pigeon shooting by laser. IMWM is the brainchild of its director William Sullivan who desired to transform 20 acres of farmland into a military war museum and park.



Keen M Imports




Keen M Imports supply international solid wood flooring. The company specialises in an expansive range of flooring suitable for under floor heating as well as an extensive range of adhesives and accessories – The company imports material often having an exclusive agreement with suppliers abroad for innovative products such as acrylic flooring. Keen M imports are based in Dundalk and are over 20 years in business. Established in 1995, the company has a diverse customer base and a long-standing reputation having high profile clients such as the Mansion house, the K-Club , and more recently, Dundrum Shopping Centre. Joseph Keenan is CEO of the company & currently employs approximately 5 staff.



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. In the last few years the company has restructured for growth.




Lorraine Murphy Coaching



Lorraine Murphy offers bespoke business training to assist businesses and their staff be the very best they can be. With over 15 years’ experience working in adult education and training, Lorraine has achieved great success in coaching individuals and organisations to achieve personal, professional and commercial success. Lorraine’s ethos is simple, by heightening awareness of existing skills and resources she assists companies to  identify the strategies needed to succeed. With over 15 years experience working in adult education and training, Lorraine specialises in coaching people in the areas of; customer service, communications, conflict resolution, management coaching, time management, motivation, career coaching, and business communications. Lorraine has worked with people from all walks of life in Ireland, Europe and Asia on discovering their goal and determining the correct steps to attain it. Her aim is to create a safe environment for career and self-exploration, and then to offer powerful support and direction so that real results are achieved.



Matthews Coach Hire





Matthews Tours, was founded in 2006, by the current owners of Matthews Coach Hire Paddy & Mary Matthews. The company offers packaged coach tours around Ireland and the UK, as well as providing an excellent and efficient service to customers both in private coach hire and daily commuter service. Matthews have also branched into the Corporate Coach servicing to coincide with the increasing corporate visitors to Dublin. Staff specialise in accommodating all of corporate travel requests. Matthews was the only company on the island of Ireland to gain a successful contract with the Olympics 2012 in London. The company which currently employs nearly 100 staff. 




Proactive Solutions





ProActive Solutions is one of Ireland’s newest High Potential Start-ups led by Deirdre Dickson. The company is based in John Street Business Park in Ardee providing insurance services for diverse industry sectors. ProActive Solutions is a relatively new dynamic Insurance Brokers operating in the North East and provides a professional insurance innovative service to SME’s. The company distinguishes itself from other Insurance Brokers by combining insurance expertise together with health and safety expertise resulting in lower premiums and better risk managed businesses. The company has already established over a dozen partnerships with various different Insurers and is carving out a reputation in various niche markets.


 SDS Energy Group




SDS is an award winning Chartered Energy Services Group. Its team of Chartered Engineers provide a range of services from independent certification (e.g. ESOS, DEC, ACI’s) to sustainable design (e.g. LEED, BREEAM and SBEM ) to feasibility studies for renewable technologies. The SDS Energy Group provide a range of advanced monitoring and verification products allowing assessment  and optimisation of buildings, its systems guaranteeing a targeted approach in reducing  energy costs and thereby  improving sustainability and competitiveness. The SDS Group operate across a diverse range of industry sectors and clients include for example, big Pharma (Almac, Randox), Retail (Lidl, Junction One), Manufacturing (WrightBus Thompsons Feeds), Hoteliers (Radisson, Premier Inn), Food (Dunbia), Education Institutions (Ulster University, Belfast Met), and Charitable Organisations (National Trust).



Steel Lintels Ireland



Working with and designing lintels for architects, designers and engineers. Steel Lintels Ireland aim is to supply the construction industry with technically superior products.  The company is the exclusive, sole importer of Catnic Lintels in Ireland and manufacture bespoke lintels which are hot dip galvanised and insulated after fabrication. The lintels are designed and specified by Catnic technical department.  The company mainly serves local markets e.g. Developers, Industrial, Domestic but also further afield in Dublin and Cork. The company employs circa 5 full-time employees.



Synergy OB



Synergy OB was established over 20 years ago. Based in Lisburn, Synergy is the leading supplier of some of the world’s most Innovative Company, Brand, Sponsorship and Event Branding Solutions. From exhibitions, trade shows and conferences, to sales promotions, product launches and sporting events. The company aims to provide branding solutions to assist its clients in making an impact, gaining awareness and increasing sales.  Synergy OB focus on getting results for clients.






Work Wise Education and Training was established in Drogheda, Co. Louth in 2011. Specialising in first aid training courses, Work Wise also provides training in manual handling, patient moving and fire safety courses. All training courses are carried out by fully qualified and experienced tutors who have student learning at the heart of what they do. All instructors are fully qualified experts in their various disciplines and are fully insured to provide all training courses. First aid instructors are registered with the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council and with the Occupational First Aid Assessment Agent. They have years of experience dealing with real life emergency situations either as emts, frontline paramedics or advanced paramedics.In order to better serve client needs, the company also supplies a range of first aid equipment for the home and workplace. Work Wise was set up to provide high quality affordable health and safety based courses that would be accessible to everyone. Based in Co. Louth, the company provides training courses in Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Cavan and Dublin primarily but can also travel to other locations nationally as required


  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon