Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norwich Commercial Photography – The Big Green Plan

In 2015, Norwich Commercial Photography business, Blanc Creative worked on an extensive project with one of Norfolk’s most renowned Poultry Farming businesses and Family Food Brands, Bernard Matthews. Having served half of the homes in the UK with Turkey for over 65 years, Bernard Matthews plans to be the greenest farmer in the UK by 2020. Blanc Creative have built a reputation for high quality images and exceptional customer service providers and work only as a dedicated Commercial Photography business. Following a dedicated brief,  Blanc Creative were assigned to capture the latest sustainable energy sources that Bernard Matthews are using within their business, which would be taken forward as the primary image source for the new website ‘THE BIG GREEN PLAN.”  Norfolk Commercial Photography - Bernard Matthews

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Norfolk Commercial Photography - Bernard Matthews

Everyone recognises the importance of green energy – learning to better manage the world’s resources and protect the environment for future generations. Business clearly has a role to play in helping to support and champion this agenda, both as a responsible part of the local and global community and to ensure a healthy and sustainable future for the business. This is why Bernard Matthews created the ‘Big Green Plan’ – a blue-print for working with nature’s resources to responsibly develop and grow our business. Bernard Matthews want to play a role in the ongoing protection of the natural environment, which as a food and farming business is at the heart of their values. Secondly, through a wide range of initiatives we want to create a sustainable future for the company, by helping make it more efficient in the way it uses energy.

As the UK’s largest turkey farmer, and a major supplier to many of the country’s leading supermarkets, wBernard Matthews have an important role to play in preserving and protecting the environment. From managing our carbon footprint to exploring renewable energy, their sustainability principals are  committed to making a difference to the environment.

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Norfolk Commercial Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Like many other businesses and individuals that own significant land, Bernard Matthews have manage  their land and building assets as effectively as possible. Whether it’s installing wind or solar farms on un-used land or improving their overall energy efficiency across the business, developing green energy solutions seemed the most effective way to make an impact on local and global sustainability.

It’s for these reasons Bernard Matthews embarked on a long-term, comprehensive energy efficient programme that stretches across our farms and our factories.

Our Brief 

Blanc Creative were commissioned to deliver a set of images that reflected Bernard Matthews commitment to the environment and sustainable energy across their business including Wind Power, Solar Energy, Anaerobic Digestion & Biomass Boilers. These components formed THE BIG GREEN PLAN from farm to factory and providing high quality visual imagery of sustainable farming and factories.

Wind power

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Wind energy is a key part of our sustainability strategy to generate as much renewable energy as we consume. We have already entered into a number of key partnerships and as a result have nine large scale wind turbines (125m in height) installed across three sites in East Anglia; Holton and Weston in Suffolk, and Pickenham in Norfolk.

Solar Power

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews
Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews
Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews
Solar presents a real opportunity for businesses like us to not only generate green energy at a lower price, but also helps reduce carbon emissions. To date, in partnership with Belectric and RenEnergy, Bernard Matthewsvbuilt a 55 acre solar farm on their Holton site in Suffolk – this alone generates 10.1MW of electricity. Building is under way for a second 35 acre solar farm at Weston, and a number of other smaller scale installations around their other key sites.

Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

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Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

Norfolk Agricultural Photography - Bernard Matthews

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As a food business Bernard Matthews have an important role to play in reducing the amount of waste they create. Not only are they able to save energy and natural resources, Bernard Matthews also reduce pollution and the need to landfill.

In 2013, they built an anaerobic digestion plant at the Holton production site generating power and heat from factory waste. Gas produced by the plant is supplied to a combined heat and power gas engine (CHP). In 2016, the plants will have a second CHP installed on the Holton site. With both engines running at full power they will provide over 1Mw of electrical energy, enough power for over 2128 homes, and a further 1Mw of heat energy (hot water).

Biomass Boilers

 Norwich Commercial Photography
Norwich Commercial Photography

The biomass project has been the largest biomass installation in the country with 209 boilers being installed across 30 of ours farms in East Anglia. The project has further reduce reliance on greenhouse gas omitting, fossil fuels such as LPG, heating oil and natural gas. The biomass boilers have also helped reduce   energy costs, in-house ammonia levels and improve ventilation. Drier heat reduces ammonia level from the boilers, thus enhancing animal welfare.

To find out more about the full range of commercial photography services, Aerial Videography and film production offered by Blanc Creative, please contact our team on 07871 364041 or email studio@blanc-creative.com

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