Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

Magazine article Management Today

MT Travel: Globetrotter

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Chantal Coady ventures to exotic places as founder of Rococo Chocolate, but her worst-ever journey was crossing the English Channel.

- How many business miles have you clocked up this year?

About 30,000 so far.

That's mainly from flying to Grenada, where we have a cocoa farm, and Dubai, visiting a customer. I've also made a few trips to France, as we have a supplier of chocolate nuts based in Provence.

- Favourite airport?

Airports are horrible places - I don't really like any of them. Train stations have far more character. St Pancras is a gorgeous building.

- In flight - booze or no booze?

I have a glass of wine - it helps me relax. But they do say your taste buds don't really work in the air so there's no point drinking anything really expensive.

- Do you like trains?

They're my favourite form of transport. You don't feel you're being herded like cattle, as you do going through airport security.

- How do you source your chocolate?

We make all our chocolate from the cocoa beans grown on our Grenada farm.

I have visited Venezuela, Trinidad, Cuba, India and Thailand to see how they grow cocoa but I found people are paid very little to work long hours in very hot conditions. …

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