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Willie Harcourt-Cooze

For Willie Harcourt-Cooze chocolate is a way of life. He is an entrepreneur, and star of the hit Channel 4 series, Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory, which charts Willy's journey in setting up his own chocolate factory. His couragous story, vision, and determination inspires audiences everywhere. Willy's love of chocolate delights and sheer passion for his work makes him a sweet treat for budding entrepreneurs everywhere. 

Entrepreneur, and star of the hit Channel 4 series, Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory, Willie Harcourt-Cooze is the man for whom chocolate is a way of life.

Background and career

Willie was catapulted into the limelight after Channel 4’s fly-on-the-wall documentary, Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory. The four-part series tells the story of Willie’s passion for cacao and the hardship he encountered along the way as he tried to manage his cacao supply, set up his chocolate factory, keep afloat financially and find outlets for his product.

The group loved the realness of Willy. He has a real story to tell. Many of the group were very inspired by his sheer drive.
PROCTER AND GAMBLE

 As a result of this, his chocolate bullion is the first 100% cacao to be sold in the UK. His story demonstrates how courage, conviction, vision and sheer dogged determination can make the dream of a lifetime come true.

Willie Harcourt-Cooze provides a vivid insight into the energy and imagination involved in building an innovative business from the ground up.

He is a uniquely charming character, a great cook and raconteur. Charismatic, engaging and extraordinarily energetic, he is full of compelling anecdotes about his life and work.  It takes a serious amount of endurance to succeed in an industry that doesn’t always play by the rules and he’s become an expert at finding inventive solutions to problems when all other avenues have been exhausted.

Willie’s passion is utterly infectious and his story-telling reminiscent of the Victorian explorer raconteur.  A hugely likable, fascinating character with a wealth of knowledge at his fingertips, he’s a human whirlwind wherever he goes, from the wilds of Venezuela to the gentle rolling hills of Devon via the teeming metropolis of London or Caracas.

Willie presents in English and Spanish and is charismatic, energetic, inspirational, and motivational.

Speaking Topics

Entrepreneur, and star of the hit Channel 4 series, Willie’s Wonky Chocolate Factory, Willie Harcourt-Cooze is the man for whom chocolate is a way of life.

  • Entrepreneur
  • Food & Wine
  • Courage, conviction, vision and determination
  • Inspirational
  • Motivational

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