Former footballer scores with cereal bar launch

A START-UP food business launched by a vegan former Everton footballer has raised £500,000 to begin commercial production for his commercial cereal bars.

Neil Robinson, 55, from Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, said the nut and seed-free vegan-friendly product will go on sale later this month under the brand name Frank.

Having made the bar in his home kitchen, Mr Robinson has done a deal with a third-party manufacturer to produce Frank, which has won an order with a Glasgow-based supplier to 2,500 corner shops.

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