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PLATO EBR Celebratory Event

By Felicity McNeice on 25th February 2015

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We run the PLATO EBR e-tourism cluster so we were delighted to be invited to the PLATO EBR Graduation Celebratory Event in the Nuremore Hotel & Country Club, Carrickmacross on Tuesday 24th February 2015.

After a warm welcome from John McEntegart, Chair of PLATO EBR and Cllr Pete Savage, Chair of EBR Ltd, Dr Cecilia Hegarty, the Director at PLATO EBR then reminded us all about the achievements and the sustainability of the PLATO EBR programme – and this programme really has achieved so much.

PLATO parent and participant companies took to the stage to share their inspiring experiences of being involved, including Brian McConville from MJM Marine Ltd, Martin McVicar from Combilift, Irene McAleese from See.Sense and finally Paul Brix Workwear. With a great turnout, funny and engaging speakers, the event was a brilliant success and a great opportunity for networking, speaking to like-minded businesses who are all about developing and growing.

Oli has had a really enjoyable six months working with companies in the PLATO programme, running the PLATO EBR e-tourism cluster. Every three weeks we’ve held workshops helping tourism focussed businesses to make the most of their online presence, be that web or social media. It has been such fun, a secure environment to share stories and learning, and has nurtured business partnerships among our group participants which is a great result. The businesses on the programme have given their all to the group – they’re so engaged, share stories, are great craic, want to learn and want to develop and grow. And we’re already developing a Legacy Strategy about how we all would love the group to have a future impact.

The programme finishes at the end of March and we do talk about how we really will miss the friendships we’ve developed and the engagement from the group. Fingers crossed our paths will cross again – but we’ve another workshop in March and finale day trip to Slane on 26 February so we’ll have lots more stories and photos from that. Watch this space!

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