Boythorpe Wind Energy is owned and run by Edward Rivis and Mark Wilson, and was established to provide reliable, proven and affordable wind turbines ranging in size from 225 kW.
Edward is part of a family with numerous business activities – one of the most well known is the venture that started in the 1960s, when they developed and started manufacturing the green ‘Boythorpe Cropstore’ grain towers that you still to this day see on many farms.
Mark has over 25 years’ experience, and has worked within the renewable sector on power plants ranging in size from 11kW to 3mW exporting at voltages up to 11000 Volts, carrying out all work from planning right through to commissioning equipment and G59 testing.
Ed and Mark are supported by a great team including (but not limited to)…
Jordan Brown assists Mark on the technical side of things and is one of a small team of engineers who travel the country servicing turbines.
Lesley Naylor handles everything related to accounts, invoices and billing. In Lesley’s spare time she breeds Polish Lowland Sheepdogs and wins awards at Crufts!
Alan Hughes is head of field sales and is a key point of contact for farmers and landowners in Cumbria and the North West.
Susan Milner does our online banking and back-office administration. In her spare time she does her best to bring down her golf handicap.
About Boythorpe Farm
Boythorpe is a name synonymous with Agricultural innovation, ever since the 1960s when it started manufacturing green ‘Boythorpe Cropstores’ tower silos. The old photograph below shows that although there weren’t any wind turbines, there will still plenty of towers—they just didn’t have rotors!
Innovation continued throughout the 70s and 80s with the ‘Yorkshire Wold Mushrooms’ venture that at one time was one of the largest employers in our area, with more than 200 staff picking and packing mushrooms on a commercial scale every day of the week.
In the early 90s we had the UK’s first ‘digital’ sheep flock – where our 400 flock of Suffolk Cross ewes were all micro-chipped and had unique identities that allowed us to track lambing percentages and medication – allowing us to be ‘more than’ fully compliant with record keeping legislation.
Also around that time we had a 10,000 tonne commercial grain store and dried and stored grain and rapeseed for hundreds of farmers in the surrounding area.
Wind turbines are our latest venture, and the ‘Boythorpe brand’ is delighted to be not only helping the environment but also help farmers generate extra income, especially during some pretty tough times no thanks to extreme weather over the last few years.
Our Capabilities and Experience
Our engineering staff have extensive experience in the renewable sector. During the past decade we have worked on both wind and biomass projects, involving:
- project development
- land owner interface and land leases
- joint ventures
- wind studies, including installation of meteorological towers
- project engineering and design
- equipment procurement and installation
- construction and start-up/commissioning
- operation and maintenance
We employ an experienced team of electrical and engineering staff. Our project team is designed to provide full-service, “turnkey” capabilities — from early project development and siting, to wind turbine construction and commissioning, to operation and maintenance after start-up — focused upon performance and results. Based upon our proven track record, we are committed to providing superior services and projects.