Plato Dublin is a confidential business support network for owner managers of SMEs funded by the Local Enterprise Offices in the Dublin region. Plato is dedicated to the successful development of the small and medium enterprise (SME Sector).
Through a unique partnership with large “parent” companies and the Local Enterprise Offices, Plato provides SMEs with a confidential support service, facilitated group learning, specialist expertise and advice, networking opportunities and business development training. Plato’s core principle is simple – remove isolation from the decision making process.
Plato provides practical training, business counselling and support so that you acquire the skills necessary to help your business grow and prosper. It provides an environment for owner managers to learn from one another and share their experiences at a three hour monthly meeting for 18 months. It also provides access to large company expertise and knowledge too. Large 'Parent" companies involved in the current programme include Bank of Ireland, CRS Pharma Solutions, DCU, Dell, Ericsson, ESB, IBM, Microsoft, Pfizer and Ulster Bank.
A new Programme commenced in April 2016.
Testimonials from the 2014 to 2015 Programme
David Mulcahy, Preparing to Publish
"I would highly recommend the Plato programme to the owners of SME’s. You learn from industry leaders how to do things better in terms of sales, marketing, finance, IT and personnel. You also establish great friendships and business contacts by meeting with your fellow Plato participants over the 18 months of the programme. It has been a great investment of my time."
Noreen Fitzgerald , Fitzmedical Supplies Ltd
"Plato definitely deserves credit for encouraging me and giving me the confidence to get my website out there and also set-up and implement procedures which has eased and streamlined my business. I highly recommend any business owner to participate in this group as it will give you the time to step outside of your day to day involvement and see the future of the company from a different perspective."
Gerard O’Meara, SBA Architects
"To owners of small enterprises, in particular, the programme provides a terrific source of discussion, stimulation and information and I highly recommend it, at whatever stage of growth your company finds itself."
For more information, contact Plato Dublin's Regional Manager, Marion Walshe on 086 8234309. Plato can also be contacted by emailing [email protected]