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Aromatherapy leader recognised for service to industry

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The founder of one of Ireland’s leading essential oil brands has been honoured for his service.

Health Stores Ireland presented a Special Recognition in Service to Industry to David Kelly, the founder and MD of Atlantic Aromatics. David 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 30 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 to David at a recent aromatherapy training and wellness day, commented: “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 (pictured left, receiving his award from Gerald) was delighted and surprised with the award, thanking Gerald and commenting: “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.”

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