MIV Catch Up - James Cadbury, Love Cocoa

James Cadbury, founder of Love Cocoa, joined us on Twitter for #MIVReveals on Wednesday 3rd August 2016.  Love Cocoa’s premium, handmade chocolate is part of a unique online chocolate gift service, with each bar designed to fit through the letterbox.

@OneLoveCocoa thanks for joining us today. For those that don’t know could you just explain to us what it is you do? #MIVReveals

Love Cocoa is a British premium chocolate startup, delivering chocolate gifts through the letterbox. #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa Can you tell us about your background and the inspiration behind your brand? #MIVReveals

I am lucky to say my great great grandfather founded Cadbury chocolate – it was this that inspired me to get into business #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa So what differentiates your products from your competitors? #MIVReveals

Our chocolate bars are designed to fit through the letterbox as an alternative to a card. Our bars are handmade in the UK #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa Can you tell us a little more about your #chocolate delivery service?  #MIVReveals

Our collections start from £13.95 with free next day delivery #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa What were the key considerations when developing your products? #MIVReveals

We wanted to make chocolate bars which not only tasted great, using the finest ingredients from sustainable sources, but also looked amazing.  We worked with @InterabangUK on developing a modern, fun brand with beautiful packaging.  #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa Whilst setting up your #company did you come across any hurdles? How did you solve them? #MIVReveals

All sorts! My previous job was completely different, so it was a steep learning curve.  I went to lots of meetups and read more #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa What would you say is your proudest #business moment? #MIVReveals

Launching Love Cocoa after 7 months. It took a lot of late nights to get it off the ground #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa What type of financial and mentoring support have you received? #MIVReveals

We received a loan and mentoring through the @VirginStartUp scheme. Their support has been fantastic #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa What are your plans for the future - any new developments we should look out for? #MIVReveals

So many! To help grow the business we will be doing a crowdfunding round in next few months #MIVReveals

@OneLoveCocoa Finally, what advice would you give to other entrepreneurs looking to set up their own business? #MIVReveals

Do something you are passionate about and don’t give up! #MIVReveals

 

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