The Plato Programme is essentially a business development programme marketed to SME’s throughout the East Border Region. It provides opportunities for network & management development. It offers owners/managers a business support forum where they can network & discuss business ideas with established large “parent” companies in the region. These companies will be leaders in their industry sectors and the support the programme by sharing their skills and experience within the network.
It has proven to be very successful in the past and Meath are looking to recruit SME’s who may be interested in taking part in the programme.
What’s in it for the SME’s?
Ø A safe and confidential forum to develop their businesses and management skills
Ø Facilitated group learning
Ø 1 to 1 mentoring support
Ø Specialist expertise and advice
Ø Networking opportunities
Ø Business development training
Ø Unique partnership with large Parent companies
Ø Access to new markets
The PLATO EBR Programme is currently funded through four Local Enterprises Offices and County Councils in Meath, Cavan, Louth, and Monaghan and three Northern Ireland partners of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Mid Ulster District Council.