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It’s people that make things happen. Barclays’ knowledge, enthusiasm and commitment are crucial in making us a sustainable and competitive cheese producer.

Richard Clothier, Managing Director, Wyke Farms

Richard Clothier and his Relationship Director walk through Wyke Farms’ new biogas plant, Funding sustainability, Corporate Banking

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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Infrastructure and Project Finance

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