Entrepreneur, speaker and retail specialist, Claire Harper celebrates her award: New Business of the Year, for her childrenswear company IndiaCoco; a company named after her two daughters, India and Coco.
Before starting her business Claire worked for an impressive list of retail businesses that included Argos, Sainsbury’s, Ocado and Mamas & Papas, where she held marketing and/or commercial based roles. In 2011, and in the face of appealing job offers from other major retailers, she decided to start her own business for two reasons. Firstly, to reclaim a family life and be closer to her children and secondly, to appease a growing entrepreneurial spirit and wanting to do her own thing.
Speakers Corner caught up with Claire today where she had this to say:
"I am delighted that IndiaCoco has been awarded New Business of the Year award 2014. Winning this award is fantastic recognition of the team’s hard work for helping our brand grow ... the future is very exciting and I am delighted to be working with Speakers Corner so I can share my story and experiences with many different type of audiences. Onwards and Upwards!”
The business awards, run by local paper The Examiner, is in its ninth year and recognises businesses in and around the west Yorkshire area.
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