A Healthier You
Someone who knows all about healthy eating is Alex Heynes who founded Vital Ingredient, a chain of salad bars, in 2001. His New York-style salad bar now has 20 stores across the capital, employing over 250 people and serving 35,000 freshly-tossed salads every week.
Last year, the company received an investment package from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Bank, enabling the business to continue to grow its London presence and support expansion into new cities across the UK.
LDC are backing the management team to increase the estate within the next three years to at least 35 stores. Vital will also be introducing new store formats and exploring new brand partnerships as part of its growth strategy.