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Richard Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms

Richard Clothier and his Relationship Director walk through Wyke Farms’ new biogas plant, Funding sustainability, Corporate Banking (opens in new window)

Funding Sustainability

Wyke Farms want to become the first food manufacturer in the UK to be 100% self-sufficient in energy production. They turned to Barclays to help them realise their ambition.

Total energy self-sufficiency

Wyke Farms is Britain’s largest independent farmhouse cheese maker; with turnover growing year-on-year, they made the bold decision to build a biogas plant
The new plant will allow them to control their energy costs in a sustainable way, recycling their waste and generating green electricity
To realise this ambition, they needed to move quickly in order to access government incentives
Barclays’ specialist teams were able to swiftly gain an understanding of the project, and supported their plan by providing £3.5m of finance at pace
As Richard Clothier, MD, says, “Barclays was able to meet the deadlines we found tough to meet ourselves… they carry the same commitment that we do.”

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