Claire Harper

Be Courageous

23rd Mar 2016 • CLAIRE HARPER

One of our brand values is to 'Be Courageous'. New ideas are opportunities to be better, so we should embrace them. Be open to change, listen to our customers and each other and take action.

This value certainly represents how we got started and is now just as important as we are currently making some changes to our business, IndiaCoco. I set up IndiaCoco from the dining room 3 years ago and I am very proud of the brand growth and working with such a brilliant and talented team. We have won many awards and really grown the retail side of our business. Our move to Trinity Walk Shopping Centre in Wakefield last year was a very positive move for the brand. However, on a personal level we are planning to relocate as a family from Yorkshire closer to London this summer. After a long process with strong competition, our daughters have been offered places at a fantastic school with an outstanding reputation and will join from September 2016 so the family relocation is now all systems go. My husband has been working away in London for several years now and we need to be back together as a family. I am also currently thinking about the future and location of the business as practically it will be hard manage the retail side of the business when we move. I am also doing more corporate speaking events with Speaking Office in London and consultancy work and really enjoying getting involved in some new retail projects.

We will be sadly exiting our Trinity Walk, Wakefield store at the end of March. We will continue to make changes and review our retail strategy once we have relocated.

I’m sure you can appreciate running any business you have to be courageous and make difficult decisions along the way. You have to be brave and have the confidence to explore new territory. We have certainly used Yorkshire as a great pilot for our business and excited to be moving South in the next few months.

We would like to thank all of our lovely customers for your support and will keep you updated on the next chapter.

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter.

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