UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has visited one of Europe’s largest plant-based factories.
The politician met with vegan entrepreneur Heather Mills at the VBites factory in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland.
Back in October, Mills partnered with the National Health Service who have moved into part of the 385,000 square foot site to manufacture PPE during the COVID-19 crisis.
“When I took a big risk to help create jobs in the North East, when all the big players were running to the hills because of Brexit… Even though I had been offered a free factory to build VBites in Austria for Europe,” Mills said.
“I chose to support my fellow Northerners with a promise from the government that they would help if I invested millions.
“However because even though we own three North East factories. We are not Nissan, no funding came.”
“Many of my factory workers voted for Brexit in the belief that more jobs would come. They were not informed that many factories would close down such as Pepsi / Walkers and Coty former Procter & Gamble.
“When COVID-19 hit, we then offered the NHS a lifeline to support them with space so they could manufacture much-needed PPE.
“So the last visitor I expected to visit my factory was Boris Johnson.”