PM hails ‘green growth’ as Getir expands across UK

A Turkish grocery startup will invest £100 million into expanding its “sustainable and superfast” business across the UK.

Getir, which uses electric delivery vehicles, claimed the move will create 7000 permanent jobs next year.

It is one of a series of deals to be announced by the Prime Minister at today’s Global Investment Summit.

Overall, they are expected to mean £9.7 billion in foreign investment and 30,000 new jobs.

READ MORE: Getir banned from 24-hour alcohol deliveries in Brighton

“The world’s top investors have seen the massive potential in the UK for growth and innovation in the industries of the future,” Boris Johnson said.

He added that the investment “will power our economic recovery, creating thousands of jobs and helping to level up across the country”.

Getir, which is valued at $7.5 billion, delivers to London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Southampton and Portsmouth.

It apparently expects to cover up to six more cities by the end of the year, but today’s announcement shows it has set its sights on further growth.

However, it faces stiff competition from Gorillas, Zapp, Weezy, and Deliveroo’s new venture, Hop.

Other deals revealed by the government include Iberdrola’s £6 billion investment into offshore windfarms around East Anglia.

Prologis will spend £1.5 billion to develop net zero carbon warehouses across London, the South East and Midlands.

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