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Business Awards

Winner of Dorset Food & Drink Hero at the Dorset Food & Drink Awards 2019

                                                                            C,are         Claire & Andy Burnet winners of the Dorset food & drink hero award 2019

We were honoured to be given this special award at the 2019 Dorset Food Drink & Farming Awards held at the Italian Villa in Compton Acres Poole. It came as a wonderful surprise at the end of the evening and was given to us in recognition of our work over 17 years in building Chococo from scratch and supporting other Dorset food & drink producers by incorporating them into our chocolates!

Winner of Investing in Dorset Award at the 2016 Dorset Business Awards
                          Andy & Claire Burnet co-founders of Chococo at the Dorset Business Awards 2016       Chococo is winner of the Investing in Dorset Award 2016            Claire Burnet accepts the Investing in Dorset Award on behalf of the Chococo team at the DBAs 2016

We were thrilled to be shortlisted for this new award sponsored by UK Health Insurance in the 2016 Dorset Business Awards and even more thrilled to win it at the Gala dinner ceremony for 700 people at the BIC in Bournemouth on Nov 24th 2016.  This award recognises our commitment and passion for championing all things Dorset since we set up Chococo back in 2002.

Chococo winner of Dorset Food Producer of the Year 2015

Winner of Best Food Product/Producer of the Year, Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards 2015

Based on a public vote by readers of Dorset magazine & food lovers of all things Dorset, we were thrilled to win this award at the awards ceremony held at Lulworth Castle on September 24th 2015.

Winner of "Best Food Producer of the Year", Dorset Food & Drink Awards 2007

Dorset Food and Drink Awards"We won based on votes cast for us by customers, supporters & readers of Dorset magazine & then the judges who came around to inspect all of the finalists.

The judges applauded both our commitment to creating fine quality chocolates using fresh ingredients of local provenance & also our strong connection with our consumers, both online & here in Swanage, with our samples, daily demonstrations during he holidays, children's workshops & parties and adult tasting evenings."


"Taste of the South West" Silver Award Winner – South West Tourism Excellence Awards 2007

Sout West England Tourism Excellence Awards 2007 - 2008 SilverWe were delighted to be awarded a Silver award, recognizing our passion for not only using regional ingredients, including fresh Dorset cream, honey, lemon curd, apple & lavender jelly from Winchester and cider brandy from Somerset, but also our efforts to create an experience for all our visitors to our shop & chocolate factory here in Swanage.


"Highly Commended" Finalist Waitrose Small Producers Awards 2006

What the judges had to say:

"We really liked the high quality of the product, and the way it combines an interesting and fun side with a serious business side. We were also particularly impressed with Chococo's local sourcing programme"

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Wessex Business Woman of the Year 2004

Claire Burnet – Shortlisted Finalist

What the judges had to say about the finalists:


“everyone of the nominees has shown flair, resourcefulness & determination to become the success in the business world that she is today. All of them are outstanding role models for other women who are looking to enter the business arena themselves”


Packaging Design

Mobious International Packaging Design Award - Jan 04

Gold Award for Packaging Design in the 2003 International FAB (Food & Beverage) Creative Excellence Awards - June 03