Wyke Farms appoints finance director as new chairman

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Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and producer of renewable energy,  has announced that Paul Hardwick will be taking on the official role of chairman, Wyke Farms.

Hardwick has been with Wyke Farms for 30 years, previously working at Accountancy firm, Grant Thornton. Hardwick is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has successfully worked with Wyke Farms as finance director, helping to guide the business and the Clothier family over the years.

Rich Clothier, third generation cheesemaker and managing director at Wyke Farms, says: “Paul has a detailed understanding of the needs of the business, our people and our customers, he will help to provide the stability that we need in these challenging times”.

John Clothier, second generation cheesemaker has officially retired from his role as chairman with immediate effect. He has worked in the family business since childhood and has over 70 years’ experience of cheese making and the dairy industry. John will remain close to the company and step into an advisory role to help steer the family business.

Wyke Farms’ cheese and butter is made with the milk from its cows grazing the lush pastures of the Mendip Hills in the centre of the Cheddar making region in Somerset. 

Wyke Farms products are available in selected Lidl stores and in South West UK ASDA, CO-OP and Tesco stores. All products are available online at: www.wykefarms.com/shop