A company for inventions and innovation

Peter Dobbyn is the owner and creator of Advanced Plasma Tech Limited. He has over 25 years of experience and specialist knowledge of plasma processing and surface engineering technologies. He has worked and has strong ties with UCD. Advanced Plasma Tech Limited is a leading supplier of innovative plasma treatment solutions suited to a wide range of industrial applications.

Peter has invented new innovative applications. He has created Particle and Powder Research which is a patented plasma activation and deposition technology to enhance the surface of granules, particles and powder. Also, he created Plasma Jet Systems which is a custom manufacturer of atmospheric pressure plasma jet systems for adhesion, printing and coating.

Changing from a Sole Trader to a Limited Company

Similar to other Startups and small businesses in Ireland, Peter started out as a Sole Trader. Once he started creating new, innovative products, he started to think about incorporating his business into a Limited Company.

Peter’s inventions started to get patented and therefore he wanted to be in a better position for grants and investment opportunities.

Setting up a Limited Company in Ireland takes hard work to be successful and it can be challenging to start a new company. Peter knows first hand that Startups have a million things to do and juggle while learning how to manage business at the same time. Since you are in a constant learning journey, it can be difficult and overwhelming at times because it may feel lonely. There can be a lot of different tasks and you can feel isolated to do everything on your own.

Getting help for company obligations outside your scope and knowledge

Peter knew he needed an accountant once he set up a Limited Company. There are different accountancy and compliance requirements that you may need help with. Having an accountant you can trust means your company can stay on top of its requirements with the CRO and Revenue.

Before choosing Accountant Online, Peter researched different cloud-based technology systems. Due to the nature of his buisness, he knew that working with a digital-focused firm would be the most helpful for his company.

Advanced Plasma Tech Limited has sold machinery and applications to DIT, UCD and Sheffield University. The company has associations with UCD, Nova UCD, Irish Micro Mouldings LTD and Dave Barry Plastics. Accountant Online proudly showcases Advanced Plasma Tech Limited as on of our clients and hope that Peter’s story will encourage you to start your own business in Ireland.

If you would like advice on research and development in Ireland, get in touch with our expert Client Services Team. We are always happy to talk to you about what services you need to set up a business.