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Hello

Meet the Team

We have grown into quite a team – a bit different to start up when it was just Andy & Claire doing everything with a toddler in tow!

Claire

Claire

  • AKA: The Top Tipper
  • Favourite chocolate: Arbequina & Sea Salt
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Opening our new Winchester shop in time for Christmas 2013
  • Most awesome life experience: Sailing around the world in the BT Global Challenge in 1996/7
  • Most overused expressions: Cherub, top tip of the day, cool beans
Andy

Andy

  • AKA: Mr Big Chocolate
  • Favourite chocolate: Totally Twisted Nose
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Seeing our team of chocolatiers developing & delivering
  • Most life changing event: Meeting Claire & now I make chocolates!
  • Most overused expression: Goodo
 
Chris

Chris

  • AKA: Christof King of Operations
  • Favourite chocolate: Smoked Sea Salt Caramel
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Having buyer meetings with key accounts including Liberty, Wholefoods Market & Selfridges
  • Proudest life moment: Gaining a Degree
  • Most overused expression: Please can I change this picture?
Donna

Donna

  • AKA: Corporate & Sales Manager
  • Favourite chocolate: Lemon Zing
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Securing key corporate customers year on year
  • Most life changing event: coming to Purbeck from New Zealand for 1 year’s work experience (that was 22 years ago!)
  • Favourite expression: No worries
 
Dawn

Dawn

  • AKA: Swanage shop Queen one
  • Favourite chocolate: Perfect Passion
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Working for my Retail Management Diploma
  • Proudest life events: My kids, Lewis, Jensen & Lucas
  • Favourite expression: Super
Kay

Kay

  • AKA: Swanage shop Queen two
  • Favourite chocolate: Cinnamon Bliss
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Becoming Shop Queen Two
  • Proudest life experience: Marrying the love of my life
  • Favourite expression: Giggling a lot
Chris V

Chris V

  • AKA: Retail King (& Chief Chocista)
  • Favourite chocolate: Kumquat Twist
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Having my hot chocolate recipes in two different stores every month
  • Most memorable life moment: Spending a year travelling through 20 countries
  • Favourite expressions: cool cool
Libby

Libby

  • AKA: The (Winchester) Boss
  • Favourite chocolate: Wild Thing
  • Proudest Chococo moment: becoming manager of Winchester store having watched the Swanage site develop each year on my hols - going back again this year!
  • Most life changing event: Walking 26.2 miles for Cancer Research last year and signing up again this year
  • Favourite expression: Absolutely/Definitely!
Celine

Celine

  • AKA: The French Connection
  • Favourite chocolate: Nutty For It
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Managing to not eat Chococo chocolates for one whole week!
  • Most memorable life moment: Moving from France to England 8 years ago
  • Most overused expression: Don't Worry, Be Happy!

The rest of our crew:

Our team of chocolatiers includes team leaders Caroline & Emile supported by Kev, Marcia & Dan, whilst Dawn, Emma, Penny, Trudi & Jackie are key members of our packing & despatch team packing all our chocolates into their various formats. Alison comes in a couple of days a week to look after our finances. Blair is our Swanage-based baker making delicious cakes, bakes & scones for our cafés and we have a fantastic gang of assistants who look after all our customers visiting both our shops.

& last but not least, the Chococo support crew, aka our family:

 

Sandra

Sandra

  • AKA: Claire's Mum & (retired) creator of the famous Granny's Tablet
  • Former life: Miss Moneypenny
  • Favourite chocolate: Gorgeous Ginger
  • Proudest Chococo moment: Winning Great Taste Awards for both flavours
  • FAQ answer: Yes I am from Scotland & yes the recipe is an old family secret...
Lily

Lily

  • AKA: The nutter
  • Age: 15
  • Occupation: Triathlete in training
  • Favourite chocolate: Raspberry Riot
  • Very proud of this skill: baking cakes
  • Loves: triathlons, sailing, swimming, cycling, running, jazz & any other exhausting activity she can find
Max

Max

  • AKA: Max Man
  • Age: I AM TEN
  • Occupation: Hooligan
  • Very proud of this skill: Hitting people with a hockey stick.
  • Favourite Chococo treat: Strawberry ice cream with all the toppings
  • Loves: hockey, tennis, kayaking, swimming, sailing & talking in capital letters

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