Helping Farrall’s Group move towards Net Zero


Farrall’s Group is a family run business established in 1956 located just outside of Chester which provides distribution and warehousing solutions. Their fleet currently stands at 80 vehicles and operates from 3 warehouses, all of which hold the British Retail Consortium’s AA Certification.

Farrall’s Group are keen to reduce their carbon emissions and support the local community, who have an ambition to become England’s first carbon neutral village!

Journey so far

Farrall’s Group have taken considerable steps to improve their sustainability credentials, including:

  • Making sure their full fleet runs on Euro 6 engines
  • Moved to 100% Electric Material Handling Equipment in their warehouses
  • Moving towards an electric company car fleet
  • Installed EV charging points
  • Purchased their first Electric HGV vehicle
  • Installed rainwater harvesting for Jet Wash machinery
  • Installed LED lighting, operating on PIR sensors
  • Changed their supplier of cleaning products to a refillable company that use no harsh chemicals are PH neutral, dye free and vegan/cruelty free.

Our support

Farrall’s Group had an ambition to move towards renewable energy sources and wanted some support to help them get there.

Groundwork consultants provided a comprehensive review of the business premises and their current energy consumption through an energy audit. Consultants calculated the estimated cost and carbon savings of installing solar PV and helped Farrall’s Group prepare a compelling business case for a grant from Cheshire West and Chester Council.


The grant application with Cheshire West and Chester Council was successful and Farrall’s Group were able to install a 45KW Solar PV panel system on their roof in late 2023.

The solar PV solution is estimated to:

  • Save £5,752 in running costs PA
  • Save 36,757 kWh energy
  • Save 7.76 CO2e

We found the insight and advice from the Groundwork team to be very helpful in exploring options to support the business to achieve is sustainability objectives. Their communication was prompt and informative which allowed a successful and smooth process of the company obtaining a grant from the council for the project. The grant allowed us to install a 46KwH system which fully powers the site for operational use, meaning the site runs carbon free.

Kat Farrell, Director at Farrell Group

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