A jewellery retailer based in Chester is celebrating a win at the UK Jewellery Awards.
Mococo, which was established by husband and wife team Lee and Maureen Hooson with a £250 start-up in 2006, won Best Store Environment at the Tower of London ceremony on Wednesday, June 17.
It was also shortlisted for the Branded Jewellery Retailer of the Year award.
Managing director Lee said: “We realise that our customers have a choice when it comes to the stores they visit so we have worked hard to create the most luxurious, welcoming and eye catching store environments to enhance their shopping experience.”
Maureen added: “In addition to the stylish design of the stores, we include lots of little touches like a Champagne and coffee bar, luxury gift wrapping and chocolate treats to ensure our customers feel special every time they visit us. Jewellery signifies many important moments in our lives and we want our stores to be as special as the experience of buying jewellery is.”
Mococo, which also has stores in Merseyside and North Wales, relocated from St Michael’s Row to a larger store in the old National Provincial building on Foregate Street earlier this month.
The UK Jewellery Awards are organised by Retail Jeweller magazine to honour the leading figures in the UK jewellery sector.
Retail Jeweller editor Ruth Faulkner said: “The UK Jewellery Awards remains the only awards for the industry, judged by the industry and competition this year was extremely tough with a record number of entries received.
“Those who were crowned winners really are the very best at what they do and should feel incredibly proud of their achievements. The Tower of London provided a superb backdrop for the awards this year and guests all had a great night.”
Mococo will host a launch party for its new premises on Saturday (June 27) from 9am to 6pm.
Customers are invited to indulge in Champagne and cupcakes as they browse the collection of jewellery.
Those spending over £75 will receive – while stocks last – a free gift of Mococo’s signature Damson Noir eau de toilette fragrance or a Damson Noir candle worth £29.99.