A company in Whitley Bay is exporting Hebridean seaweed for the industrial food and drink sector. It also produces a range of seaweed-infused cooking oils and nutritional supplements, under its Weed & Wonderful brand.
The company started exporting three years ago. Exports now account for 15 per cent of its turnover; milled seaweed ingredients are exported as far afield as South Korea, Australia, Canada, Israel and the United States, as well as across Europe. The company is hoping to begin exports into the Scandinavian and American markets.