Business

Antrim fragrance firm flourishes with first store

Gina Thomson of Causeway Aromatics, Ald Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Adrian Morrow, Estate Manager at Glenarm Castle Estates and Allastar McGarry, Council Business Client Manager
Gina Thomson of Causeway Aromatics, Ald Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Adrian Morrow, Estate Manager at Glenarm Castle Estates and Allastar McGarry, Council Business Client Manager Gina Thomson of Causeway Aromatics, Ald Gerardine Mulvenna, Mayor, Adrian Morrow, Estate Manager at Glenarm Castle Estates and Allastar McGarry, Council Business Client Manager

AN Antrim scented product firm has opened its first store on the grounds of Glenarm Castle with support from the local council’s business programmes.

Causeway Aromatics, founded by the Thomson family, welcomed the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, to celebrate the launch of its shop which features a range of the brand’s soaps, lotions, candles and diffusers.

All products are made from locally sourced ingredients, inspired by the surrounding Causeway Coast and Glens, said Gina Thomson, who is at the helm of the business having turned what was once a hobby into an enterprise.

Now with the addition of a standalone store, she hopes to expand her customer base.

Ms Thomson said Mid and East Antrim Council's mentoring programs provided crucial support, boosting her contacts and paving the way for the company's advancement.

She added: “We are incredibly proud to announce the expansion. We are excited to embark on this new chapter and look forward to bringing our outstanding offerings to more customers. We are extremely grateful for the mentoring support from Council and would highly recommend it to any small business within the Borough. Even having a chat with one of Council’s business client managers could unlock so many options.”

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Alderman Gerardine Mulvenna, said: “I am delighted Council has been able to support Gina’s journey. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the business every success in the future.”