Plato Programme Launch


Do you want to expand your business but don’t have the money or all of the skills? It is not easy running a business on your own. Would you like to meet business people just like you and solve your business problems in a tried and proven way?

 PLATO is a non-profit initiative funded by the four Dublin Local Enterprise Offices and dedicated to the successful development of the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector in the Dublin region. It helps SME’s grow their business in a planned way, providing the necessary tools to help you achieve your ambitions.

PLATO offers owner managers a business support forum where they can tackle the challenges and issues of today’s business world. Through a unique partnership with large “parent” companies, PLATO creates a confidential and safe environment where SMEs can benefit from facilitated group learning, 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 monthly meeting for 18 months – facilitated by large company Managers from Ericsson, Diageo, Microsoft, and Pfizer etc.

PLATO encourages participants to share experiences and resources, to stimulate new ideas, and to support each other as they make strategic decisions that determine how their businesses will grow. It also provides access to training activities, business linkages, trade fairs and networking events.

Membership of the PLATO programme is open to companies in all areas of commercial activity. Some companies are celebrating their seventeenth year of productive and active participation in the network! Membership of the local PLATO group gives access to the wider PLATO Ireland Network and the dynamic 9,000 member European PLATO Network.

The cost of the 18-month programme is 33 euro per meeting – 600 euros for 18 meetings. To be eligible for this programme you must be 2 years or more in business with 2 or more employees. If you are interested in joining the new programme that starts on April  29th 2015  or want more information please email Marion Walshe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact her on 086 8234309.  You can also register your interest on the Plato Website Please find enclosed a copy of the Plato Brochure.

Fingal Dublin Chamber has been involved with Plato for many years and would encourage you to join Plato to support you in growing and sustaining your business into the future. Contact Marion to-day. It will be worth it.


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