About company

Montrose Chocolate Ventures is a family owned Chocolatier that was launched in 2017 in Stoke On Trent by Co founders Gavin Cox, Ken Harrison and Rob bailey. Operating from its own factory in Fenton, Stoke on Trent, the business owns and produces three distinct chocolate brands, Danny’s, Cox&Co and Benefit Chocolate, which recently won the 2019 World Innovation in Confectionery award at IFE. The business is  focussed on developing distribution for the brands throughout the UK, Europe and other global markets as well as developing private label contracts . The business has grown organically to achieve a  forecasted turnover in 2019 in excess of £2m and  a total output of 400MT of Chocolate per annum.

The business is able to produce in excess of 20,000 bars per day as well as small volume batches of hand finished chocolate.

The business also undertakes contract manufacture for brand owners as well as producing own branded products for well known UK high street retailers.

In 2015 the business agreed a strategic partnership with Luker Chocolate, a family owned Colombian Cacao plantation who have been producing Cacao from their own plantations since the 1950’s. As a business they are wholly focussed investing in local rural communities and creating long term sustainable relationships with farmers and growers and moving them away form less sustainable farming practices and into Cacao production.  As a business they work tirelessly in rebuilding communities previously blighted by the trade in Coca leaf and through their work throughout Colombia they’ve helped those communities by building schools and developing social enterprise schemes to allow them to become sustainable through the production of Cacao.  The Cacao they produce is classified by the ICCO as being in the top 8% of the global production in terms of quality and has the fino de aroma classification.

Delivering superior product quality is of primary importance for Daniel’s Delights and is supported by fully understanding their supply chain  and supporting a ‘Farm to Bar’ supply chain through its partnership with Luker Chocolate.

The business is now focussed on growth across all areas of it’s operations and by achieving a BRC accreditation in April 2019 it aims to build on its success to date.


Featured Products


2019 Great Taste Awards x 2

2019 World Innovation Award for confectionery

UK Stockists

•   Uk Independent retailers and Wholesalers


International Stockists

•   Jenbray foods Australia

Market Information

Active Export Markets (Rest of the World)
Australia, United States

Target Export Markets (Europe)
France, Portugal, Norway, Iceland, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Croatia, Bulgaria, Spain, Finland, Belgium, Netherlands, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Ukraine, Sweden, Russia, Germany, Ireland

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
Australia, United States, Hong Kong, China, UAE, Turkey