On 26 February the Northern Ireland Branch visited Access Employment Limited (AEL), an organisation whose aim is to have meaningful paid employment for disadvantaged adults. AEL offers a variety of employment opportunities for a mixed ability workforce, one of which is Clearer Water, which we sell in Trust facilities.
David Hunter, Chief Executive of AEL, told us how the company has developed and how it is taking Clearer Water forward, continually growing the brand. After the presentation, David took us on a tour of the facilities and showed us the allotments and some of the flowers, herbs and vegetables that the staff grow.
A full Branch meeting followed and then we travelled to the bottling plant, on the shores of Larne Lough, where we saw the water being bottled at source.