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Wyke Farm’s to double capacity at Somerset dairy

Wyke’s Farm’s will double its capacity at its dairy in Bruton, Somerset after it was granted planning permission to rebuild it.


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Wyke Farm’s to double capacity at Somerset dairy

It was part of the company’s 5-year growth plan, looking to increase volume and target specific regions around the world.

 

The plan includes increasing brand presence in export markets in preparation for post Brexit trade and launching new export targeted products throughout 2019.

The companies’ audited accounts for the year ending March 2018 show that turnover has risen to £85 million, a 26 per cent increase from the previous year.

 

The cheese producer was aiming to push the business to a £100million turnover this financial year.

 

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The new dairy expansion project was called ‘Ivy’s Dairy’ after Wyke Farms’ matriarch Ivy Clothier and will create a 16,589m² state of the art production facility.

 

Wyke Farm’s said it would be both energy and water efficient and sympathetic to the surrounding environment, with soft landscaping and a natural grass roof.

 

Richard Clothier, third generation family member and Managing Director, said: “Our strategy of selling into a growing export market has been very successful; it generates revenue that allows us to mitigate against the risks that a volatile dairy sector and a disrupted UK retail sector may bring.

 

“The new Dairy is crucial to facilitate the growth and meet global demand.”

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