Building Your Business
Recruitment now opened for companies in Down District Council area

8 October 2013

Sole Traders, Micro - Enterprises and SMEs across Down District Council are invited to submit an application to PLATO EBR business development programme.  Part financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Cross Border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body PLATO EBR has received €664,000 funding.  Down District Council is one of ten member councils making up the strategic cross border partnership of the East Border Region.

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. Considered to be the premier business development programme for owner-managers of SMEs the list of ‘parent’ companies involved makes it obvious why this is so. 

PLATO EBR is delighted to have the support of ABB, Bank of Ireland, Bombardier, BOSE, Combilift, Cross Refrigeration, Curves, Glen Dimplex, Hastings Hotels – Slieve Donard Resort and Spa, McElmeel Mobility, MJM Marine Group, National Pen, Premier Periclase, Seagoe Technologies who are just some of the national and international companies that have signed up to PLATO EBR as parent companies and guest speakers.  In signing up, these ‘parent’ companies have committed to helping sole traders, micro – enterprises and SMEs in the East Border Region.  Through PLATO EBR growth seeking enterprises have access to the wider management expertise and experience of established companies.

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.  PLATO EBR creates a confidential, safe and peer led 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.  Business owner / managers can join one of 16 business groups being set up across the East Border Region. 

We are now recruiting companies to join a network in the Down District Council area.  If you are interested, please contact the PLATO EBR office on Tel: +353 47 81975 or email for an application form.

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