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Meet the Team – Christmas Special 2016 – Joanne Deighton

Name: Joanne Deighton
Job Title: Commercial Manager
Length of service: 19 Years (SSHHHH!!)

1. What’s on your Christmas List? Peace & Quiet and plenty of Bubbles.
2. Worst Christmas present you have ever received? I have always been pretty lucky, maybe I drop very good hints!
3. Something people wouldn’t expect of you at Christmas? I love Christmas, so everyone expects me to be signing songs come November. As for unexpected – sober!!!

Phil’s Warriors

On December 9 2016 NPG came together to raise funds for our Local charity of the year….Phil’s Warriors and they did it the only way they know how….with Food!

The usual suspects in the Technical team “pulled” out all the stops and made an array of mouthwatering dishes – Pulled Pork, Pulled Beef and Gammon together with everything you need to make a hot sandwich including superb Crackling, Roast potatoes and Gravy. Of course there were plenty of buns, cakes and biscuits

Meet the Team – Christmas Special 2016 – Maciej Miklinski

1 .What’s on your Christmas List?

Purchasing and decorating the Christmas tree, then running around looking to buy the Christmas Carp……..a Polish tradition!

2 .Worst Christmas present you have ever received?

I love all presents no matter how ugly or unjustified/appropriate the gift and no matter who they’re from, it’s the thought that counts!

3 .Something people wouldn’t expect of you at Christmas?

I bake the cake at Christmas……….or baking

Meet the Team – Christmas Special 2016 – Lisa Naylor

Name: Lisa Naylor
Job Title: Production Coordinator
Length of service: 3 Years

1. What’s on your Christmas List? Winter Boots & Clothes Vouchers.
2. Worst Christmas present you have ever received? Bottle of Vodka – Can’t stand Vodka!
3. Something people wouldn’t expect of you at Christmas? I still have to have my gifts piled in a chair at my Mums & pretend Santa’s been. Money’s no good for Christmas, I like to have loads of things to

Meet the Team – Christmas Special 2016 – Andrew Darbyshire

Name: Andrew Darbyshire
Job Title: KSO Sales Executive
Length of service: 3 Years

1. What’s on your Christmas List? Too much to list! A new cook book (I’ve become quite the chef in recent months, no more fish finger sandwiches!) Clothes, Aftershave, the usual stuff.


2. Worst Christmas present you have ever received? I’ve never received a bad present (family might be reading this!)


3. Something people wouldn’t expect of you at

Life in KVO (Kerfoot Volume Oils) Commercial…..

Name: Paul Stoddart
Job Title: KVO Commercial Manager
Length of service: 8 Years

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
I’m responsible for the day-to-day commercial management of our branded oils division (KVO), senior level sales, setting & exceeding commercial targets, growth of the division, maximising profit & reducing costs; most importantly ensuring that we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations through quality and service.

The Spirit of Goole

The Spirit of Goole (TSOG) project was set up by Jack Milnes, three years ago, to get young people engaged and interested in engineering and aviation. The students were set the task to build a plane completely from scratch. The plane started its life in a classroom in Goole and the build was completed at Doncaster’s airport a few weeks ago. The project has taken over two and half years to complete and more that 50 young people have been involved in building the aircraft.

The build

John Thompson Retirement

After over 26 years of dedicated service, John Thompson will be retiring from The Kerfoot Group at the end of this month.

As a well-loved and highly respected Director of The Kerfoot Group it was imperative that we all showed our appreciation for his hard work and commitment to us, and the business, over the years.

So last week at Kerfoot HQ we had a cake and bubbly afternoon to toast John’s achievements and retirement. David Kerfoot (MBE DL) gave a speech, reminiscing on

Life in the Logistics division

Name: Denys Kay
Job Title: HGV driver/Senior driver
Length of service: Started 16 October 1997 (19 years this October)

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences?
My role is driving a 44 ton truck delivering oil to our customers; I also induct new drivers and agency drivers. I also help and advise the logistics team when necessary.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
I would be Extra Virgin olive oil, it’s

National Chocolate Day………..yummy!

On the 12th August, here at The Kerfoot Group we are celebrating National Chocolate Day – sounds like a fantastic idea to me………..who doesn’t like chocolate! (Eating Nutella from the jar with a spoon is a favourite past time of mine….I definitely fall into the ‘Chocoholic’ category!). So when we decided to celebrate this day I was excited to say the least.
We have been busy preparing for this day, some have baked, some have bought and some have simply shared a