Heather Mills’ VBites announce the acquisition of a 385,000 sq ft factory in the north of England and will be creating a “Plant-Based Silicon Valley”, according to the company.
VBites Founder Heather Mills, who also invested in LoveSeitan and acquired a Walkers factory last June, creating hundreds of jobs in Durham, said: “Now the cat is out of the bag, we are pleased to announce that, yes, we have purchased the 385,000 ft.² ex Coty/Procter & Gamble factory in Seaton Delavel, Newcastle.”
“This is now my third factory purchase in the north-east to help bring more employment and expand the plant-based meat, fish and allergen free dairy alternative industry as well as micro algae and vegan make up. This recent purchase of a factory that has been sitting empty for nearly 2 years will mean it will bring more jobs to the region and we can incubate all of our VBITES Ventures investments to help them scale up, manufacture, distribute and sell in 24 countries around the world. I am hoping that the supermarkets and food service industry will support British manufacturing in these difficult times and Britain can unite to become a booming country in the food and beverage sector.”