Building Your Business
Newry & Mourne Plato EBR Forum

11 July 2014

Sole Traders, Micro - Enterprises and SMEs across Newry & Mourne are invited to submit an application to join a PLATO EBR Business Forum.  The Forum is designed for owner managers to network and share ideas with past Plato participants to achieve sales growth. 

PLATO EBR is a peer learning business network that creates a confidential and safe environment to assist business owner / managers to develop effective network linkages and personal management skills.  This is achieved through a series of business support mechanisms. A unique aspect of PLATO EBR is the ‘parent’ company relationship it has with large national and international companies who having been through the business growth trajectory act as group facilitators.  The Newry Mourne Forum is PLATO EBR is delighted to have the support of Mr. Michael McKeown, a serial entrepreneur and Founder and Managing Director of Crash Services as parent company.

What will the Forum provide?

Owner Managers can network and share ideas with past Plato participants to achieve sales growth

Monthly meetings

Guest speaker events

Opportunity to attend training events

Engagement with past participants and parent company

Access to new markets and networking opportunities with other Plato groups

PLATO EBR is dedicated to the successful development of SMEs providing support and assistance to Sole Traders, Micro – Enterprises and SME owner / managers where they can tackle the challenges and issues of today’s dynamic entrepreneurial world.  Business owner / managers can join one of 3 business Fora being set up across the East Border Region.  This is an open call for businesses interested in joining the Newry Mourne Forum group to apply for support.  The closing date for applications to join this particular group is Thursday 29th August 2014.


PLATO EBR is open to one person businesses through to those employing up to 250 people, across all areas of commercial activity.  The participant fee is €250.00. Businesses in the Newry & Mourne area and neighbouring districts who want to explore new market opportunities and develop management and leadership skills through PLATO EBR can apply via our website  

APPLY NOW or contact Eilín Connolly, Network Manager on +353 (0) 47 81975, +353 (0) 86 8489968 or email

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