Gorgeous Govan chocolate
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Sat 09 Jun 12 @ 22:14
Jackie Wynne gave an excellent presentation at Glasgow Chamber’s Women's Christmas Lunch.
The famous birthplace of Sir Alex Ferguson has produced yet another successful innovation, sister companies, Nucoco Chocolate and Urban Cake.
However, Jackie Wynne and Eveleen Greer met when a chance parcel arrived at their flats in the north of the city. Both ladies confided that they were investigating making chocolate but in different ways.
Jackie had been an experienced owner of a successful chocolate company in the past and Eveleen had been a cake decorator and artist for 20 years, but it took the Royal Mail to bring them together to form Nucoco Chocolate and Urban Cake.
Almost nine months on from forming the company, an innovation award was presented at Oran Mor setting their product apart from the rest. The winning product was a range of cup cakes looking like sushi.
Jackie's recent presentation at Glasgow Chamber's Women's Christmas Lunch at House for an Art Lover was fascinating and she outlined many of the challenges and pleasures of running the business. Nucoco are one of the Chamber's recent new members.
With pioneering techniques in chocolate and cakes including silk screening and cake pops, the ladies found the product flying out the door and into outlets such as Society M and Fifi and Ally in Princes Square.
Jackie said: "The female market for confectionery is always balanced by the dieting industry but we developed an answer, the mini cakes. The treat-sized cakes just fitted the bill and didn't spoil the figure. Funnily enough, our children liked helping out with the product too in the early days."
Having previously exported chocolate to Europe, USA, North America and Canada and with brand marketing and design careers behind them, the ladies felt equipped to move forward.
Many good things come out of Govan and personalised cup cakes have to be one of the best exports.