Vegan businesswoman and entrepreneur, Heather Mills, has invested in plant-based pizza brand, One Planet Pizza. The brand is the UK’s first vegan frozen pizza company, and is run by father and son duo, Mick and Joe Hall.
The investment from Mills under her investment firm, VBites Ventures, will allow the brand to expand the business and upscale production. One Planet Pizza is Mills’ fourth investment.
Commenting on the investment, Mike and Joe Hall said: “We need to expand our production very quickly to meet the increasing demand for our pizzas, including a February launch on Ocado, and to launch some exciting new products.
“We will be using VBites 100 per cent plant-based manufacturing facilities to help scaled their production and increase their distribution nationwide and internationally.
“We are also looking forward to using VBites new melty ‘cheese’ as well as some of its other award-winnin products on our pizzas, as well as working closely with the other VBites Ventures companies.”
Heather Mills said: “This is another really exciting investment for me and my team at VBites Ventures as we are looking to help leading plant-based businesses to grow quickly and meet the massive demand that is now present in the market.
“One Planet Pizza are a classic example of that – they have established themselves as a leading vegan pizza company in the UK already, and I now believe I can help them become one of the best in the world.”
One Planet Pizza is stocked in over 400 independent retailers around the UK, and the investment from Mills will allow the brand to meet the demand for vegan food.