Jason Fewell, the Engineering Director at cheddar cheese and bulk food ingredients producer Wyke Farms, has been successful in winning the âUnsung Heroâ award at the ASDA Sustain and Save Exchange (SSE) Awards 2016/17.
The awards were held at a summit run by 2degrees Network in Leeds last week, and the results were decided by members of the SSE casting four-hundred votes from the 31 shortlisted entries in each of the six different award categories.
Wyke Farms became the first dairy company in the UK to run self-sufficiently from energy made on the farm, and Jason Fewell has been chosen by the judging panel based on his instrumental role in helping this 100% Green Business to achieve this.
As a working farm, we have lots of waste streams and buildings which Jason saw sustainable potential in, and as part of our 100% Green strategy he has been working tirelessly over the last few years to implement commented a spokesperson for Wyke Farms. This includes an Anaerobic Digestion Plant project on our farm, a Water Recovery Plant project, Conceptual design and construction of Bio Gas Upgrading Plant and solar array project.
Fewell was responsible for the business receiving The Carbon Trust Standard Triple Accreditation for carbon, waste and water in 2016, which was another first for the dairy industry, and he has also been a member of the 2degress Network for around for around four years now so he is rapidly becoming a key figure in the dairy industry.
Wyke Farms has been producing its award-winning cheddar for over a century now and these products can be found in most supermarkets around the UK. With this clear quality of produce embedded in the company alongside the valiant efforts of workers such as Jason Fewell, it looks almost certain that the businessâs success is going to continue in the long term.