Position: Managing Director
Company: Wyke Farms
Rich Clothier represents the third-generation of the Clothiers, a family who have been farming and making cheddar on their Somerset farm since 1861. Under Rich’s leadership as Managing Director, the Wyke Farms brand has grown both in the UK and through export markets and is now available in 160 countries worldwide.
Rich is passionate about farming, the environment and branding. Wyke Farms developed a ground breaking on-site renewable energy plant, which is the cornerstone to the Wyke Farms 100% Green mission and enabled the company to be the first UK grocery brand to be 100% self-sufficient in green energy. The company is now recognized as one of the leading privately owned UK food businesses and employs 300 people directly across three sites and works with 1500 other businesses across the region and nationally.