New Plato Small Business Programme for Companies

Dublin firms to receive networking & essential advice through Plato

Owners of small & medium size enterprises in Dublin are being offered the opportunity to avail of specialist advice, networking and support through Plato Dublin, with a new season beginning in April 2014. Plato Dublin is a not-for-profit, confidential, business-to-business support network that has been funded by the four Dublin Local Enterprise Offices.

Over 3000 small and medium sized companies in Dublin have already experienced the substantial benefits that Plato Dublin can offer. Businesses are now being invited to become involved in the new season of training, advice and development. The new programmes involves involves a three hour meeting, once a month, for twelve months.

Plato offers ambitious owner/managers a business support forum, where they can develop new ideas and tackle the challenges and issues in today’s tough business climate. Large companies, both multinational and indigenous, help small and medium sized businesses, through peer learning. In addition, guest speakers with specialist expertise are brought in to discuss different business topics on a regular basis. The ‘parent’ companies involved this year will include: Diageo, Eagle Star, Ericsson, ESB, IBM, Microsoft, Readymix, Sage, Shamrock Foods, Ulster Bank and Wavin. Schools of Business from universities including University College Dublin (UCD) and Dublin City University (DCU) are also involved in the new Plato programme.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Companies must be at least two years in business.
  • Companies must have a minimum of two employees.

For further information on the next Small Business Development Programme which starts April 2014 can be obtained from Marion Walshe. Tel: 086 823 4309 Email: