Coalville based food safety technology company Navitas has secured half-a-million pounds worth of investment through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF).

The Leicestershire business is set to use the funding to scale up its operations by developing a platform for food safety, thought to be the first of its kind. The platform will allow hospitality businesses to manage their entire safety operations, all in one place.

It will also enable Navitas to offer a SaaS model, providing the platform at a monthly price, making the best safety tools and services accessible to any size business.

Ben Gardner, CEO of Navitas, said on Business Leader:

“Every food service business knows and understands the importance of health and safety. I am passionate about making the complex world of food safety legislation as simple and cost effective as possible. Our aim is to become the leading “one stop” food health and safety consultancy, compliance, training and digital safety management company within the food hospitality sector. Having successfully secured the funding, we can confidently grow our business to the next level to achieve this.”