Cocoa Ooze founder to share ingredients for success with north-east entrepreneurs

More tickets have been released for a special evening charting the career journey of Jamie Hutcheon, founder and managing director of north-east chocolatier Cocoa Ooze.

Event organiser The TechForce, which provides managed IT services and cloud computing for small and medium-sized businesses, has made the announcement following exceptional demand for the latest instalment in its Meet the Entrepreneur series.

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Jamie Hutcheon founded Cocoa Ooze in 2008, aged just 17, to fulfil his dream of becoming a professional chocolatier. In December 2016, Jamie appeared on the hit TV show Dragon’s Den and secured a £70,000 investment from leading retailer Touker Suleyman to help develop his manufacturing facilities.

He has also been shortlisted for numerous awards in recent years including winning the Young Talent Award at the 2015 Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

Based in Aberdeen, Cocoa Ooze is a luxury handmade chocolate business producing chocolates and speciality chocolate products. It runs a coffee shop in the city centre, chocolate manufacturing facilities, corporate and wholesale supply and online distribution as well as catering for parties and chocolate-making workshops for adults, children and school groups.

Jai Aenugu, managing director at The TechForce, said: “With everything that Jamie has already achieved in business, the evening will provide an incredible insight into how he got to where he is today and what still lies in store for the future.

“We’ve received a tremendous response to this event which speaks volumes of the high regard that Jamie is held in by other local entrepreneurs.”

The Meet the Entrepreneur event will be held at Barclays Bank, Union Plaza on Wednesday, April 26 from 6:30pm to 9pm. It is supported by main sponsor Barclays along with Precise Communications and SBNN.

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