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Start-up chocolate manufacturer Oncocoa have secured a contract with TESCO worth £290,000 a year. The chocolate manufacturer will supply all 55 of TESCO’s main stores in Wales, their first order of Christmas chocolates going on sale at the beginning of December.

Oncocoa have benefited from the Welsh Government’s High Potential Start-Up programme delivered by Winning Pitch.

Creative Director, Mike Mills (known fondly at ICE as ‘Mike Chocolate’) said;

“This is an exciting time for our company and it is in no small way thanks to the work we have been doing with the Welsh Government’s ‘high growth’ programme that we have been able to develop such a robust and sustainable long term growth strategy for our business.”

Economy Minister, Edwina Hart said:

“This is quite a considerable achievement for a small start up business. I am delighted it is being supported through the High Potential Start Up programme that is geared to ensure that companies like Oncocoa are given the help they need to reach their potential, create new jobs and make a valuable contribution to the local economy.”

Oncocoa was formed when graphic designer Mike joined forces with chocolate maker Dave Hughes. The venture resulting in a great opportunity to create a distinctive brand attractive to corporate and retail clients.

Congratulations Mike!

Oncocoa are going through a re-brand but you can check out the Life’s Chocolate website here.