Our Titanic Store has partnered with Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (USEL), a leading provider that helps people with disabilities and health related conditions into employment in Northern Ireland, as part of our Year of Access!
USEL’s Laura Warrington is pictured with Titanic Belfast’s Head of Retail and Merchandising, Denise Kennedy and Titanic Belfast crew members Nikita McGuiness and Jack McGee, as they celebrate the arrival of the new product line.
Our retail team are working with the organisation’s trading brand, the Vintage Satchel Company
, which delivers direct employment to people with disabilities in North Belfast, to sell authentic local products in store.
Denise Kennedy, Head of Retail and Merchandising, said, “We are delighted to stock the Vintage Satchel Company’s products at Titanic Belfast. Having produced satchels for over 50 years, they are unique example of local craftsmanship. Using only locally sourced leather, its collections have become known for their simple, understated design – we are really looking forward to selling these during our Summer high-season and have no doubt that these will prove popular with tourists.”
This is just one of the activities Titanic Belfast is undertaking as part of our Year of Access
, which aims to highlight the issue of disability access in its many forms and encourage industry improvements.
With one in five potential customers in the UK having a disability, Titanic Belfast, as one of Britain’s 20 “most accessible attractions” named by tourist boards in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is focusing on a different disability each month and ensuring its services and facilities are developed to meet the needs and expectations of its guests.
The Titanic Store
is open daily to the general public in the Grand Atrium, stocking exclusive ranges of clothing, memorabilia, vintage posters and local arts, crafts & food produce.