PLATO Network

PLATO Network

The PLATO business network provides SMEs (including micro-scale enterprises) with networking and management development opportunities.

Businesses in Cavan, Louth, Monaghan, Meath and adjoining areas are encouraged to register their interest in participating.

Funded through Local Enterprise Offices and County Councils in the region, the PLATO Network will be composed of four groups of 12-15 micro and/or small businesses interested in growing their businesses and learning from larger companies in the region.

It is anticipated that the PLATO Network meetings will commence in September 2015 and run for 12-18 months.

Participating business owner managers will benefit from:

  • membership of a business forum
  • learning partnerships with larger companies
  • specialist expertise and advice
  • networking opportunities
  • access to new markets

Businesses in County Cavan in all areas of commercial activity, who can commit to the network and are growing their business, may be eligible and are invited to express their interest by contacting Marcella Rudden in LEO Cavan: 

Email: / Tel: 049 4377200

Seminar: Networks to Drive Your Business Competitiveness (October 6th 2015)

LEO Cavan is hosting a morning seminar on Tuesday October 6th 2015 in the Errigal Hotel, Cootehill, Co. Cavan.

This seminar will give you an insight into the benefits of using the Business Networks to drive your business competitiveness, both domestically and internationally. You will have the opportunity to hear how the PLATO Network and the European Enterprise Network (EEN) have increased two companies' competitiveness in the marketplace.


09.45am   Tea/Coffee/Scones - Registration

10.15am   Welcome & Open - Vincent Reynolds, Head of Enterprise, LEO Cavan

10.30am   Collaborative Networks - PLATO EBR - Dr. Cecilia Hegarty, Regional Networks Executive

10.50am   Patrick Joy, Executive Chairman, Suretank Ltd (former PLATO company participant) 1

1.10am   Q&A

11.20am   European Enterprise Network - Michael Tunney, Head of Enterprise, LEO Donegal

11.35am   P.J. O'Reilly, Enterprise Ireland (Regional Manager - EEN, Technology Transfer, Licensing)

11.40am   Gareth Mc Meekan, Business Development Manager, Wright Quarry Products Ltd. (current EEN participant)

12.00pm  Q&A

12.15pm  Close & Lunch 

This event is free to attend but prior booking is essential. To book your place click here

Or contact our office Tel: 0494377200 / Email

Further information about the PLATO Network is also available in the downloadable brochure below: