Romance in store for Asda Larne couples

Asda Larne colleagues Kirsty Reid and Carl Heggarty.  INLT 05-660-CON
Asda Larne colleagues Kirsty Reid and Carl Heggarty. INLT 05-660-CON
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Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day, as Asda Larne celebrates two couples who have found love in the supermarket aisles.

Kirsty Reid, an administration colleague, and section leader Carl Heggarty in the home shopping team quickly built up a friendship at work.

Asda Larne colleagues Robyn McMichael and Emre Akarsu with Catherine McCallion, Asda Larne Community Life Champion.  INLT 05-661-CON

Asda Larne colleagues Robyn McMichael and Emre Akarsu with Catherine McCallion, Asda Larne Community Life Champion. INLT 05-661-CON

“We always enjoyed each other’s company,” commented Kirsty, “we have a real laugh together.”

Having ‘checked out’ each other, the pair realised they might be more than just friends.

“We started seeing more and more of each other and our relationship blossomed from there - we share loads of common interests,” added Kirsty.

“I am lucky enough to own a horse and regularly compete in competitions. Carl has always been really supportive and can often be found down at the stables very early in the morning helping out. He’s so sweet.”

Catherine McCallion, Asda Larne Community Life Champion with both couples who found love working in Asda Kirsty Reid and Carl Heggarty (left) and Robyn McMichael and Emre Akarsu (right).  INLT 05-662-CON

Catherine McCallion, Asda Larne Community Life Champion with both couples who found love working in Asda Kirsty Reid and Carl Heggarty (left) and Robyn McMichael and Emre Akarsu (right). INLT 05-662-CON

Emre Akarsu and Robyn McMichael started working part time in Asda Larne around the same time. Emre admired Robyn from afar until another colleague encouraged them to meet up outside of work.

After sharing a drink in a local wine bar, romance began. “It is hard to believe that even though we are the same age, both study at the University of Ulster and are both from Larne we had never met each other until we started working together” said Robyn, “we have Asda to thank for bringing us together!”

Now they have ‘bagged’ as each other as boyfriend and girlfriend, Emre and Robyn plan to travel round Canada and North America during their summer break from university. “I could not ask for a better travelling partner,” added Robyn.

Catherine McCallion, Asda Larne Community Life Champion said: “On the most romantic day of the year, what better way to celebrate than with our colleagues who have found love working in Asda – Kirsty and Carl and Emre and Robyn are great couples and I was delighted to present them with a special gift of flowers and chocolates.

“Our shelves are packed with a fantastic range of Valentine’s products from cuddly toys and dine in deals for two to breakfast in bed kits – so there are plenty of options for our Asda couples to treat their partners to the perfect Valentine’s gift this year. We wish them the very best and hope they share many more happy years together!”