Building Your Business
Meath-Louth Graduate Forum

The participant companies in the Monaghan & Cavan Graduate Forum are graduates from past PLATO programmes. 

Company Overview


Adept Cleaning Solutions

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Karen Dowling

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.


Clonarn Clover

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Roberto Macias Escutia

Clonarn Clover is Ireland’s leading producer of Bord Bia approved free range eggs and Ireland’s only producer of pasteurised eggs. Using traditional farming methods and always ensuring exclusive free range egg production Margaret and Leo have been paving the way for innovation within the egg industry, always producing the highest standard of free range eggs. O'Egg pasteurised whole egg and egg whites are safer for pregnant women, the elderly or the very young to consume in recipes that include partially cooked or raw eggs, like mousse dishes, soufflés or soft runny scrambled eggs. The O’ Egg brand is available nationwide and can be found in Supervalu, Tesco, Dunnes Stores and many more.



CTR Manufacturing Ltd./Grand Designs


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Margaret Reilly

CTR Manufacturing was founded by Margaret Reilly in Drogheda, Co. Louth in 2009. CTR manufacture the full range of kitchen units, specific to client requirements which are hand manufactured at the factory in Drogheda by a highly skilled workforce with many years experience working in this industry. CTR also offer a complete range of wirework with the ability to work with the Design team to further customise each individual design. The company has close partnerships with Architects, Interior Designers, Builders and individuals from conceptual design stage of structures to replacement and refurbishment in existing units.




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Allan Connolly

Louth-based company iCopy was formed as a service orientated business, by its founder Fergal Halton and Alan Connolly in 2000. iCopy specialise in the Sale, Service and Repair of all office equipment, Photocopiers, Printers, Faxes, Scanners, Copyprinters, Shredders. iCopy provide a Fleet Management Solution to the office environment assuring maximum efficiency from equipment. iCopy’s core focus are customers since the company provides the most Intelligent Solution for individual client office requirements, ensuring the most efficient method of printing, copying, faxing and scanning. iCopy’s USP is the quality of its back-up service.



Keen M Imports

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Joseph Keenan


Keen M Imports supply international solid wood flooring. The company specialises in a large range flooring suitable for under floor heating and provide an extensive range of adhesives and accessories. Keen M imports are based in Dundalk and are almost 20 years in business, established in 1995, 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 5 staff.





Matthews Coach Hire




Karen McDermott

Matthews Coach Hire was founded in 1995 by Paddy & Mary Matthews, Paddy saw opportunities and applied for licensing and today over 138 services operte to the City and offer a transport service to 4500 daily commuters. Matthews Tours was est. in 2006 offering packaged coach tours around Ireland and the UK and further strengthen this service with adding corporate hire to clients who have fam trips and transfer required for conference. The company hit national headlines in 2012 for its work with the London Olympics, being the only successful Irish contracting business to the games. The company is frequently showcased for its new innovations such as the alcholock device, green transport and fuel consumption. The company was the first passenger transport company in Ireland & Britain to achieve ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard and also has ISO9001:2008 Quality Management.  Karen McDermott GM of the company which currently employs 80 staff and growing.



Nigel Finn Engineering


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Nigel Finn


Finn Precision Engineering Ltd is a County Monaghan, Carrickmacross based precision engineering company headed up by Nigel and Adele Finn. The company provides a comprehensive manufacturing and repair service for a wide range of industry sectors  using the most up-to-date and cutting-edge machining technologies available.   The company serves industry sectors such as Aerospace, Mining, Renewable Energy, Architectural Metalwork, Agricultural, Plastics and Pharmaceutical.




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John Mulvihill


Poly Dev is a medical contact lens manufacturing and supply company making inks for the manufacture of prosthetic contact lenses. The company is partly USA owner and 100% export-oriented. The product is a high margin, low volume, specialised product and the company seeks to develop new products in collaboration with customers. The Director of the company is Chemical engineer, Dr John Mulvihill with a well-established technology background having previously worked established OrielChem Ltd and having worked with Enterprise Ireland as a senior technologist and as a researcher in polymer applications. Web: Under construction

One Hour For Me

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Rowena Arkestijn

One Hour for Me is the brainchild of Rowena Arkesteijn. The clinic is based in Ashbourne, County Meath. One Hour For Me provides an integrative approach to health care and disease for the end-user by connecting health care professionals within a facilitated environment. A dedicated panel of over 15 experts from Nutrition, Naturopathic & Chinese medicine, to counselling services follow the ethos of simply facilitating the introduction of tools, exercises and knowledge which empower positivity, mental clarity, self-confidence, and focus in all aspect of one’s life. 





Retail Display Solutions


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David Reilly

Retail Display Solutions is based in Dunleer, Co. Louth and was established in 2004. The company manufactures custom displays for the retail sector and provides high quality products in a short time frame. Many clients are from the Health and Beauty sector but the company is also expanding in the Jewellery, Giftware and Food sectors for instance recent customers include shuttered units for Maybelline for Tesco Ireland stores. Having Retail Display solution products designed and manufactured in Ireland allows the client to have a more active input into design which ultimately can result in greater sales potential. It also alleviates the problems associated with importing units from abroad, such as, transit damage and uncertain delivery schedules. The company’s customer base is diverse from small-sized boutique outlets Powerscourt to multinational chains e.g. Boots, Debenhams. The company reputation is based on free consultation, CAD drawings, Superb build quality and Competitive pricing. David Reilly is a company director & the company currently employs under 10 staff directly. 





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Adam McCrossan

TouchHits manufacture, design and supply the highest quality digital audio and video solutions for use in public and private spaces. Its products include state of the art digital touchscreen jukeboxes, background music systems, video advertising clients and cloud media delivery services. TouchHits technology can be found playing favourite hit songs and best known adverts in bars, restaurants, shops and homes throughout the world. TouchHits won Best Established Business’ in Meath for IBYE (2014). The company also can provide digital advertising for clients and software solutions and support. The company serves a domestic market and is seeking to export in the near future and expand numbers employed.


  • Cavan
  • Louth
  • Meath
  • Monaghon