From Acorns to Oak Trees
It may surprise you to learn that the seed of knowledge which created much of the VCL Group began in the long hot summer of 1976. Our Managing Director, Mel John, was influenced during a conversation with a respected mentor to begin studying nutrition.
“My mentor was not aware of the profound influence that single conversation would have on my future.”
As a result of this influence, Mel John began his formal education in nutrition and used this knowledge to form the original supplements manufacturing company in 1988. Ever since, he has worked tirelessly, developed the company, toured the world lecturing about performance nutrition, has written two books and had thousands of articles published – all this from a conversation about physical performance one evening!
Mel has been honoured with a Director of the Year Award by the Institute of Directors for excellence in business development.
The company started in two rooms with three staff. We now employ around 95 people in three separate locations and are growing strongly year-on-year. We are proud to be an integral part of the area in which we are based and have always looked to benefit the local community.