Mococo founders and managing directors, Lee and Maureen Hooson, were named Independent Business People of the Year at the Merseyside Independent Business Awards.
Maureen Hooson and husband Lee Hooson, scooped the accolade at a black tie ceremony held in Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.
Organised by Merseyside law firm Morecrofts and backed by Liverpool’s City Central BID, the Merseyside Independent Business awards are in their third year and aim to recognise the region’s independent business sector.
Alison Lobb, judge and partner at Morecrofts, commented: “Mococo is a real inspiration and success story for independent businesses in the region. Maureen and Lee Hooson have stayed true to their ethos of concentrating on impeccable customer service and luxurious touches which sets Mococo apart. They have proved that independent businesses can thrive on the high street and their continued growth is impressive to behold.”
Maureen Hooson adds: “I’m Merseyside born and bred, so to be awarded alongside Lee as Business Person of the Year is both an honour and privilege. Independent businesses bring such a wealth of goods and services to the economy. The flexibility you have as an independent operator means you can truly honour your customers every wish, which is what we continue to focus on each day at Mococo.”
This latest award is the third award won by Mococo this year, with the unstoppable duo also being honoured as Retail Stars in Professional Jeweller’s Hot 100 2015. Mococo’s award hat trick was then completed by the recent win at the UK Jewellery Awards, winning Best Store Environment and nominated in the Best Branded Retailer category.
“As a family run, independent business it is humbling to receive this award and be nominated alongside so many successful and hard working entrepreneurs. It is almost a decade since we founded Mococo, and in that time we have proved that independent retailers can really make a mark on the high street, even in the toughest of financial climates,” says Lee Hooson.