David welcomes Cocoa Black to London Stock Exchange

Tweeddale MP David Mundell was delighted to welcome Peebles based business Cocoa Black to the opening of the London Stock Exchange on St Andrews Day.

Mr Mundell, who opened the stock exchange along with his 12 fellow Scottish Conservative MP's was joined in the capital by Ruth and David Hinks, who are continuing to grow their business in his constituency.

Commenting on the opening and the Hinks's visit: "I was absolutely delighted that Ruth and David from Cocoa Black were able to join me at the Stock Exchange opening as they are a great example of a real local success story.

"They are continuing to provide jobs and a boost to the local economy both at their factory and their shop as well.

"It was great to catch up with Ruth and David and hear more about their future plans for the business, which is going from strength to strength and I hope to pay a visit soon."

"It was a real privilege and pleasure to be invited to open the London Stock Exchange, especially on a day like St Andrews Day.

"It felt a very momentous occasion and I was pleased to be joined by many of my fellow Scottish Conservative colleagues.

"There are so many expanding Scottish businesses and it was great to hear of the plans to expand many at the Stock Exchange opening."