Tayside entrepreneur and co-founder of Mhor Coffee, Tricia Fox, has been flying the flag for Scottish produce in London at a UK Government reception at No.10 Downing Street, to mark international women’s day.
The event, which was attended by 150 guests including representatives across Government, industry, and civil society, as well as female business students, invited nine female led businesses from across the UK, including Mhor Coffee, to showcase their products in the State Rooms inside No 10.
Mhor Coffee was one of only two Scottish businesses taking part in the showcase at the event, the purpose of which being to celebrate female entrepreneurship and showcase support for women’s enterprise and economic empowerment.
Tricia, who is also founder and CEO of Perth headquartered PR and marketing agency, The Cunningly Good Group, which recently celebrated its twentieth year in business, started Mhor Coffee with her husband during lockdown in 2020. An -ecommerce platform offering a wide range of artisan coffees for purchase, deliver direct to a customer’s door, Mhor Coffee was born out of the observation that the consumption of artisan coffee during the first UK lockdown rocketed. The husband-and-wife team saw an opportunity to turn their love of artisan coffee into a profitable business.
Mhor Coffee means great coffee in Scots Gaelic and guests at yesterday’s reception at No.10, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, were given the opportunity to taste the six-core artisan blends available from Mhor Coffee, all named after Scottish mountains. These include Aonach Mhor, Etive Mhor, Creag Mhor, Bheinn Mhor, newly launched Carn Mhor, and decaff No Mhor Caffeine.
Tricia Fox, co-founder of Mhor Coffee, said: “I was delighted to fly the flag for Scotland at this reception to mark international women’s day. It has been an incredible honour, and a fantastic opportunity to showcase the Mhor Coffee artisan blend of coffees to an entirely new audience, including the Prime Minister’s wife, Akshata Murty, who is a keen coffee fan. We’ve been told Mhor Coffee will be served at the next cabinet meeting.”