A COMPANY making vitamins and supplements in Malvern is opening its second premises in the area.

Cytoplan is opening a new site in Malvern Link to go with its existing site in Hanley Swan.

The company, which makes food-based nutritional supplements, will split its operations between two sites.

The move comes after a year of growth which has seen sales rise by more than 20 per cent in the UK, Europe and North America.

Cytoplan, which has been based in Malvern for 30 years, has 100,000 annual customers and a turnover of £10million, the profit on which goes to charitable owners The Aim Foundation, which supports nutrition projects around the world.

Amanda Williams; CEO of Cytoplan, said: "After 18 months of the Coronavirus pandemic the immune health category has grown by 25 per cent with unforeseen growth in vitamins such as Vitamin D3 and this, alongside consumer surge in demand for supplements that are vegan and food-based, has helped us to continue to grow and improve the nation’s health by providing unique science-based supplements and formulas to both healthcare practitioners and direct to consumers via our website.

"It is important for us to stick to the roots we have nurtured here in Malvern over the past 30 years and stay true to our ethical philosophy of working with nature and science to improve health.

"Although we have outgrown our current site, investing in an additional production facility will future proof the company and ensure we retain our local staff and keep Cytoplan growing here within the community for the foreseeable future."

Cytoplan has recently spearheaded a campaign to help close the Nutrition Gap in the UK and inform consumers about the importance of nutrients in their diets.

To find out more about The Nutrition Gap please visit: www.cytoplan.co.uk/nutrition-gap

An independent British company and wholly owned by The AIM Foundation, Cytoplan invests in health and nutritional projects across the UK and address issues such as community wellbeing and mental health.

To find out more about The AIM Foundation, go to: theaimfoundation.org.uk