27 June 2023, 09:30 - 12:00
Lanchester Wines, Greencroft Estate, Stanley, Co. Durham, DH9 7XP
Lead Corporate Partner
An ambition to be carbon minus has inspired Lanchester Group to create one of the most sustainable buildings in the world – their wine bottling facility Greencroft Two – and in this on-site visit you’ll be one of the first to tour it. Located on their Greencroft site in County Durham, Greencroft Two will use the next generation of solar power technology to generate almost 2 million watts of 100% sustainable energy (that’s enough to power the business and give back to the National Grid too).
The facility, which will house new filling lines and increases the Group’s capability to 400 million litres per year, is making waves within the industry as the world’s most environmentally sustainable bottling facility and its most modern.
It’s a representation of what the Group of companies stands for (sustainability, technology, innovation and quality) and is the latest in a series of green investments made by the Group. Going above and beyond legislation and common practice, Lanchester Group has already invested over £8m in renewable heat and energy generation at its Greencroft site which includes the installation of its own windfarm.
Representing several businesses, including Greencroft Bottling and Lanchester Wines, the Group works with the UK’s leading supermarkets, employs over 500 individuals and has recently toasted record sales of £110m.
As one of the first visitors to the new Greencroft Two site, you’ll have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the factory floor, allowing you to see the bottling in action. You’ll hear the story of Lanchester Group from co-founder Tony Cleary (winner of the Forum’s 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year award) and learn how they became the greenest liquor business in the world.
The Small Print - Due to limited capacity on-site visits are exclusively for entrepreneurial members of the Forum.