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Plato EBR Parent Company MJM goes from Strength to Strength

23 January 2014

Brian McConville is the founder and Chairman of the MJM Group comprising of MJM Marine Ltd, MJM Interior Build, MJM Super Yacht and now his most recent acquistition includes Mivan.In January 2014, Brian made the strategic decision of buying the Assets of Mivan, who had previously been main competitors of MJM, with the idea of re-establishing the Mivan brand in existing and new international markets.

MJM Marine Ltd was started by Brian as a family run joinery business in 1983 to provide refurbishment services to the Irish Sea ferry corridor. The Specialist Joinery division was established in 1990 to service the Hotel & Leisure Industries. In 2013 the company celebrated 30 years in business and celebrated with the official opening of its custom built 100,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Newry, Northern Ireland.

Since moving to the new facility, MJM's turnover has grown from £11.7m to £30m. MJM now ranks as a Market leader, completing contracts across four continents, forging close working relationships with its commercial and marine clients, as well as providing bespoke joinery for office, retail and private residential projects.

The Interior Build and Super Yacht divisions have been strategically added as the demand for such high skills was high, with MJM freely expanding, MJM are charded with the infamous World Yacht. The level of repeat business from such clients is testimony to MJM's standing as a progressive, financially-sound business providing a creative approach, flexibility and value-for-money in the current economic climate.

Brian may operate a multi-million pound international company (which has since increased to circa £70million) which takes him to far flung places of the world, but he returns to his native Banbridge to facilitate the PLATO EBR Group, we are indebted to Brian for his counsel to the participating micro enterprises and SMEs in our Banbridge PLATO Group. We wish Brian and his team all the success they truly deserve in their recent acquisition and look forward to hearing about the next one.

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