KILWINNING mum Jenny Trot set up Mecoco when she realised there were not many job opportunities for disabled people in Ayrshire, including her son, James.

So, she set up Mecoco which stands for Meaningful Contribution in your Community, for disabled and non-disabled young people to work making the candles to sell.

And now, Mecoco is celebrating two years in business and has a base in Dalry where customers can go along and see the team at work.

Now they have been given the opportunity to host a stall in department store John Lewis in Glasgow for a week in August.

“We are hoping to have the whole team joining us throughout the week and we hope people come along and say hello,” said Jenny.

“This is a massive acknowledgement of the quality of our products and how far we’ve come in the past two years.

“We will be there from August 2 until August 8 in the gift area in the store’s ground floor and we can’t wait.”

It’s an exciting time for Mecoco as they are also celebrating their second birthday in business.

And founder Jenny Trott is over the moon to see the enterprise company grow.

“I can’t quite believe that two yeas ago I had a simple dream to make it possible for James to have some kind of job when he left school,” said Jenny.

“Now, we have 24 people working with us every week and a huge array of products that we proudly sell.”

From July 19 Mecoco will be launching new products to celebrate its birthday with treats galore for customers too.

Jenny went on: “I had never made a candle in my life but after I attended a workshop I thought it would be a good idea and once I talked it over with James, we decided to go for it.”