Shetland Soap Company is part of Cope Ltd, who works with adults with learning disabilities to produce various handmade products, including skincare and soaps.
Speaking following the visit, Roddick said:
“It was fantastic to meet the Shetland Soap Company team earlier today!
“It was a joy to see a focus on ability and an example of an inclusive work environment; where people thrive and create wonderful local products, free of stigma and discrimination.
“It is clear their creations are all very much inspired by the abundance of beauty and scenery that the Shetland Islands have to offer.
“I loved hearing about the team’s ambitions for the future and am ready to help them in any way I can.
“Thank you for such a warm welcome and I am looking forward to using my new soap”.