Our first expansion in Europe has us extremely excited as we become one step closer to manufacturing sustainable solutions made locally, wherever you are. This multi-unit franchise development in the UK will be brought to life with the local vision of Tom Davies, the English Premier League’s leading changemaker.
Growing up, Tom noticed and became frustrated about the amount of waste around him, eventually turning into a deep-seated desire to be part of the solution. Tom began to study the topic more seriously and came across the concept of a circular economy, which led him to discover ChopValue and meet the company’s founder and CEO, Felix Böck. Tom and Felix clicked instantly with their shared goals of developing solutions for the excessive waste in society.
They exchanged ideas, Felix learned about the potential of ChopValue in the UK, and Tom went home with a plan and a ChopValue cutting board (which notably passed his mom’s “red beet stain test''). Having confidence in the innovative engineered material and the solution it provided, Tom was inspired tobring ChopValue’s Microfactory concept to the UK.
“People feel they can’t make an impact as an individual, but I want to change this belief." - Tom Davies
Using business as a force for good, ChopValue UK will be a Community Interest Company with the initial Flagship Microfactory located in his hometown of Liverpool, giving him the opportunity to give back to his community by creating employment opportunities and donating funds to causes that address critical issues within the city.
With multiple locations planned for the next several years, the first location in will open in early 2022, laying the foundation for a circular economy movement that will lead to a more sustainable world.