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PLATO EBR Newry, Mourne and Down District Cluster is well underway

21 June 2017

PLATO EBR companies in the Newry, Mourne and Down District Cluster have commenced their 12-month PLATO Programme. The companies are from diverse industry sectors from technology, food production, manufacturing, construction to professional services. The companies end to be micro- and/or small businesses, some family businesses, interested in growing their business and learning from larger companies who have grown their company within the region. The larger, ‘parent’ companies for the Newry, Mourne and Down District Cluster are Grease Guardian/FM Environmental and Nitronica.  Also Brian McConville of MJM Marine is the host for the Cluster at MJM Business Park.



The network provides a regular sounding board and a support forum for entrepreneurs working out on their own facing similar challenges to business development. The network is centred on a peer to peer learning environment with the regional agencies rowing in behind the network to offer additional supports as required.

Funded through Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council and the Local Enterprises Offices and County Councils in Cavan, Louth, Meath and Monaghan, the Newry, Mourne and Down Strategic Alliance Programme brings the number to six PLATO EBR groups of 15-20 companies operation within the Region, North and South. The PLATO model encourages small business owner managers to grow their business by developing their own management and leadership capability.

Dr Cecilia Hegarty, Director of PLATO EBR, wished the companies well in their learning journey and the exciting growth transition stages ahead.

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Contact the Office for more information Tel: +353 (0) 47 71818

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