Acceptable Enterprises (AEL), established in August 1999, is a Social Firm providing disadvantaged people with support to access further training and employment opportunities, enhancing their lifestyle, and thus allowing them to operate more effectively in the community. The human well being resource aspect of the organisation lies at the heart of its existence and provides a critical service for the people and communities of the Larne and surrounding area
The first social firm to be established in Northern Ireland, AEL offer a range of services to the public and private sector including packaging, print finishing, sample making, mail shots/mail merge, sub contract work, colour print and photocopying and recycling. We also manufacture mop heads and AEL is Northern Ireland’s only mop manufacturer.
In August 2012 we moved to new premises which enabled us to provide a better working environment for our employees and clients and also gave us the ability to offer office space and classrooms for rent.
AEL works closely with the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and provides day opportunities for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities. Individuals improve their interpersonal skills and develop self confidence and self esteem through being given the opportunity to work as part of a team and complete tasks.