How it all began for us...

Based on the Welsh borders, Wye Valley Energy is a joint venture with the leading renewable heating company, Treco.

We supply and install biomass heating systems in the Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, North Gloucestershire, Powys and Monmouth area.

Beautiful Wye Valley


Farming's in our blood

With a strong agricultural background and an unwavering commitment to the renewable energy industry, you can always expect the very best biomass systems from Wye Valley Energy.

Our HQ, Humber Court Farm, is an active 200-acre mixed livestock and arable farm in in Leominster, North Herefordshire and is run by our MD Richard.

As well as livestock and conventional arable crops, Humber Court Farm grows the energy crop miscanthus under contract. The farm house has been heated with biomass for over eight years now.


We practice what we preach

We don't only talk the talk, we also walk the walk and are enthusiastic users of renewable energy products ourselves. Our offices at Humber Court Farm are heated by a working pellet boiler as well as a Lindner and Sommerauer SL 50kW wood chip boiler. It is fuelled by wood sourced from woodlands on the farm, which is chipped on site into our fuel store.



In addition to biomass, we have also installed Solar PV on the roof. If you would like to see how well either of our own renewable systems run, do get in touch with us and we'd only be happy to oblige.

Solid backing

Wye Valley Energy boasts a team with years of experience under their belt and who always goes that extra mile for you. More importantly, when you're dealing with us, you have the reassurance in knowing that, as a joint venture with Treco, you are investing in hard-won project management and finely tuned installation expertise you need for a well-performing biomass boiler heating system. We are large enough to keep you safe, and small enough to keep it personal.

Getting to know the main people leading the team at Wye Valley Energy is essential especially since we'll be handling your projects from the start. 


Richard Collins

Managing Director

Before establishing Wye Valley Energy, Richard was a partner in three renewable energy businesses, one of which he grew and sold on to a large PLC that had major plans for the company.

Richard previously also worked for Treco, where he further developed a fledgling re-seller network and created a modular training package for sales, installation, technical support and servicing. With Treco’s full support, Richard left to co-found Wye Valley Energy.

Handling the commercial side of the business, Richard has been an active Hereford dairy and arable farmer for all of his working life.

Apart from functioning as Wye Valley Energy's HQ, Humber Court Farm is a 200-acre mixed livestock and arable farm. In addition to livestock and conventional arable crops, the energy crop miscanthus is also grown under contract on the farm.

Richard imported his first biomass boiler eight years ago which has only very recently been decommissioned. This was to as to make way for an RHI accredited wood chip district heating scheme, which now heats his farm house and buildings.


Ashley Stokes

Technical Director

Ashley manages all of Wye Valley Energy's biomass installations. He has over 15 years' experience in the heating industry which has been gained through various projects in both domestic and commercial systems.

He moved into renewable energy over five years ago and has been running MJS Alternative Heating Solutions, a Hereford-based renewable installation business for the last couple of years. During this time, Ashley has not only been installing for Wye Valley Energy's customers, but also for other renewable energy companies across the UK, including Treco.


Liz Synnock

Administration Co-ordinator

Having recently moved from America, Liz is excited to be involved in the continual development of this innovative business.

Liz is the jack of all trades and master of them all. She's the eyes, ears and hands of Richard and Ashley and Wye Valley Energy as a whole. After all they do say, behind every successful man is a very capable and beautiful lady - and 'they' are never wrong.