Maureen Hooson recognised for growth of six-store retail business.
Maureen Hooson, owner and co-founder of Mococo jewellery, has scooped the Women into Business Award at the Flintshire Business Awards 2012, recognising her effort in opening six retail stores in seven years.
Mococo has stores located across North Wales and the North West, as well as an online e-commerce site. Hooson and her husband Lee Hooson were named Ti Sento Retail Stars in the 2012 Professional Jeweller Hot 100.
Maureen Hooson said of the accolade: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive recognition from the Flintshire Business Awards. It means a great deal to be recognised as a successful business person on home turf, and I strongly believe that it is testament to the hard work and commitment of the exceptional team of people that we have built at Mococo.”
The company opened its first store in Ruthin in 2005, with a second store opened in Mold, Flintshire, in 2007. The Hoosons now run six stores, including locations in Chester and Liverpool.
Looking ahead, Mococo’s Mold store is set to double in size while the Hoosons say that have “massive expansion plans”.
The Women into Business Award aims to celebrate inspirational women that have achieved significant results in business, with a particular focus on female entrepreneurs who are running outstanding businesses.
Hooson added: “From the outset I wanted to create a business that would put the personal service back into jewellery purchasing as I believe everyone should be offered an unrivalled level of service, regardless of their budget. I am proud to say that we have gone above and beyond my expectations and we are all extremely excited as we make our foray into the world of online retailing.”