Health Stores Ireland has presented a Special Recognition in Service to Industry to Atlantic Aromatics Essential Oils founder and MD, David Kelly.
Kelly started Atlantic Aromatics in County Mayo in 1985 and from the offset began a special relationship with health food stores. The company moved to County Wicklow a few years later and over the last thirty years this relationship has strengthened to the point that health stores are now the established ”go to” point for everything aromatherapy.
Gerald Colfer, who presented the award at a recent Aromatherapy Training & Wellness Day attended by health store owners and staff said: “Atlantic Aromatics have built a very special relationship with independent health food stores. There is a unique camaraderie with retailers and David, Ellen and all the team at Atlantic. We see their commitment to training, in-store events and support of Health Stores Ireland shows over the years as a model for any company or brand wishing to build success”.
David Kelly said he was delighted and surprised with the award. He commented: “From the very beginning we felt that health stores were the best place to stock our oils. There is a serious focus on health and wellbeing backed up by training and strong ethics. The quality of health stores in Ireland is extremely high and we look forward to a continuing relationship with the independent sector.”