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A sustainable future

We meet Richard Clothier, Managing Director of independent cheesemaker Wyke Farms, to find out how, with support from Barclays, he is future-proofing his business.

With over 150 years’ experience producing award winning cheese at their family farm in Somerset, Wyke Farms is Britain’s largest independent farmhouse cheese maker. It also sells in over 160 countries worldwide.

With an ambition to become 100% self-sufficient in energy production, Wyke Farms decided to build a biogas plant to recycle waste and generate green electricity.

“Barclays understood our long-term commitment to look after the environment. The project has helped us become more efficient, and supports our journey to become a market leader not only in the UK, but in our export countries too.”

Richard Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms

With a relationship extending over 35 years, Barclays supported the plan and provided the required funding to build the plant.

The plant can accommodate all of Wyke’s needs at only 65% capacity. This means that when operating at full capacity, it will contribute to the national grid – providing sustainable, renewable energy.


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