KILWINNING’s mum Jenny Trot started Mecoco when she realized there weren’t many job opportunities for people with disabilities in Ayrshire, including her son James.
Thus, she created Mecoco which stands for Significant Contribution in Your Community, for young people with and without disabilities to work on making candles for sale.
And now Mecoco is celebrating two years of activity and has a base in Dalry where customers can come and see the team at work.
Now they have had the opportunity to host a booth in the John Lewis department store in Glasgow for a week in August.
“We hope the whole team will join us throughout the week and we hope people will come and say hello,” Jenny said.
“It’s a huge recognition of the quality of our products and the progress made over the past two years.
“We will be there August 2-8 in the gift space on the ground floor of the store and we can’t wait.”
It is an exciting time for Mecoco as they are also celebrating their second anniversary in business.
And founder Jenny Trott is thrilled to see the business grow.
“I can’t believe that two years ago I had a simple dream: to allow James to have a job after leaving school,” Jenny said.
“Now we have 24 people working with us every week and a huge range of products that we proudly sell. ”
From July 19, Mecoco will launch new products to celebrate its anniversary with many goodies for customers as well.
Jenny continued, “I had never made a candle in my life, but after attending a workshop I thought it would be a good idea and once I talked to James about it we decided to go.”