Eco-friendly packaging and catering disposables company Vegware has announced plans to expand operations to Australia.

Vegware, which produces compostable packaging, plates and cutlery, already has franchises in North America and South Africa.

The UK company has also doubled employee numbers from 11 to 22 year-on-year - and expects to boost turnover from £4.2m to £6.5m this year.

“We saw that foodservice needed packaging which can be recycled and responded to that challenge,” said Vegware founder and managing director Joe Frankel. “As a result, we have enjoyed tenfold growth in three years.”