Vbites, the plant-based meat alternative company owned by Heather Mills, has expanded its production capacity after purchasing a 385,000 sq ft factory.
The former Procter & Gamble site in Newcastle will be transformed into a “Plant-Based Valley”, the company said.
“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,” said Ms Mills.
“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.”