Written by Seline Natour

Friday 10thJanuary saw the first Nottingham Partners lunch of 2020, where approximately 90 Nottingham based business owners enjoyed networking opportunities and speeches by Robert Dixon (interim Chief Executive at Marketing NG) at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena Spotlight Bar.

This was a wonderful opportunity to be involved in, as Luisa herself was able to take to the stage and introduce her “unique, award winning bean-to bar chocolate” business. This opportunity allowed for a brief education into chocolate which we encourage here at Luisa’s Vegan Chocolates, in order for a broader understanding into why our chocolate is simply beyond measure. With over 600 taste nuances in chocolate, it is no wonder that we have our farmers to thank for producing such naturally flavourful beans that makes our chocolate!

Luisa was able to talk a bit more on our recent collaboration with the University of Nottingham’s Future Food Beacon and Innovate UK project in Colombia where we are all working together both science and chocolate to help our 3 female farmers; Martha, Yanira and Carmen to understand the science behind what makes a good crop, and in turn what makes the best chocolate- allowing them to reach the premium market for their cocoa.

Being a local independent business, we strive to work not only nationally, but most importantly- locally! The Partners lunch was a wonderful afternoon getting to know and meet more local business owners, especially as an opportunity to educate more on our recent collaborations and newest ranges!

photos by Dan Matthams Photography

courtesy of Visit Nottingham