Access Employment Limited (AEL) operates a number of thriving social enterprises. Our successful practices are evident as 75% of our income comes from commercial activity rather than grant funding.
100% of the profits are reinvested into the community, providing job creation and job retention, as well as, local jobs and training for disadvantaged adults.
AEL has been commended for the diverse range of work experience and training offered across its business areas, with young people and adults building employable skills from: catering, retail and horticulture.
Packaging & Assembly
AEL manufactures and prepares product samples for some of Northern Irelands top Companies including, K-Rend and Brett Martin. These are regulated activities with ISO 9001 processes in place to ensure consistency and quality. Providing samples to customers is a very important part of any manufacturer’s sales process. Here at AEL we pride ourselves with excellence in supply chain delivery offering everything from simple, basic assembly to a full ‘end to end’ service. By out-sourcing, this work manufacturing companies can free up resources to concentrate efforts on the real issues of efficient working practice, quality control and generating sales.
Our very popular on-site café has a 5-star rating from Environmental Health and a 5-star rating from Facebook. Produce is supplied direct from our own on-site polytunnels and allotments. The food is great quality, produced locally, at affordable prices. With both sit in and takeaway options, this busy work environment provides the perfect platform for those wishing to ‘try their hand’ at the catering trade. Offsite, Lunchbox can provide food platters to suit every occasion again all at very reasonable prices.
Deliveries are available.
Please contact directly for further information.
Naggy Burn Poly-tunnels and Allotments
Ireland’s first ‘ethical bottled water’. A truly unique project, established in 2015, Clearer Water is a top quality bottled water available in both ‘still’ and ‘sparkling’ or as we like to call it ‘With Bubbles’!
Water is bottled at source in our manufacturing plant based in Magheramorne, Co. Antrim. 80% of the workforce are people with disability/difficulty and for most this is their first paid employment. Set up as an employment project for people with disability/difficulty the USP of Clearer Water is the ability through a ‘trace code’ to track not only the product but also the person responsible for bottling your water. That way the person drinking the water has a direct link to the person they have supported by their decision to purchase ‘Clearer Water’.
Naggy Burn Garden Centre
Centrally located in Larne Town Centre the Larne Community Hub, makes the ideal location for group meetings, training courses, special events, displays, fairs, car boot sales etc. With plenty of secure parking, disabled access/lift availability and our on-site Café, Our facilities can provide you with the ideal venue at reasonable prices. Daily and hourly rates are available starting at just £15 per hour. Packages can be tailored to suit your specific requirements. Please contact us for more information.