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Archive: March, 2016

Jean-Baptiste Bachelerie

After graduating from AgroParisTech (ENSIA) in France, Jean-Baptiste started his career with Nestle in Africa before moving to France with them. Following this he joined the consultancy firm McKinsey in their London office as an associate specialising in lean manufacturing. He then occupied several positions as Plant General Manager, Industrial Director and Operations Director with Lactalis and Danone in France and South Africa. In 2012 he became COO for Louis Dreyfus Commodities Middle

Sarah Bradley

Sarah Joined TKG in April 2017 as Chief Exec. Sarah has experience in a wide variety of business environments including branded FMCG, having spent her early career at Premier Foods and then Cadbury. Sarah has multi sector experience across retail, foodservice and B2B in both entrepreneurial family owned business and private equity backed business; most latterly at Symington’s as Group Supply Chain Director and Managing Director of the ambient meals business.
Sarah has an MBA from

Alison Wilkinson

Alison joined The Kerfoot Group in 2009 as Group Receptionist following an earlier career in Retail Operations. After a real grounding on the reception desk she moved into the Business and spent periods in various divisions before settling in the Speciality Division in 2011 – initially as a Sales Executive before stepping into leading the team in 2013 and becoming Speciality Commercial Director in January 2017. She is now responsible for an 11 strong Procurement, Sales & Admin

Sarah Stokes

Having studied Interior Textiles at University & graduated in 1996, Sarah joined Ikea and their Management Development program in 1998 becoming a Retail Manager across a variety of departments before joining B&Q as a Department Manager in 2001. Sarah moved to the North East in 2003 and took a change of direction within B&Q and joined the HR team becoming an HR Advisor at stores across the region before joining The Kerfoot Group in 2011 as the Group HR Manager. In January 2017

Anthony Lawrence ACMA

Anthony joined in 1995 as a part-qualified Accounts Clerk. The Kerfoot Group provided training for the CIMA qualification with Anthony qualifying in 1999. Now responsible for managing the Treasury division, Anthony strategically handles the financial structure of the Group, including risk management and credit control as well as several key external relationships. Regularly meeting with industry bodies and major clients, Anthony’s accountability for the financial stability of the

Steve Savage

Steve graduated from Buckinghamshire New University following an engineering apprenticeship with Nestle. From there he joined the BMW Group where he worked for ten years in Project Management, Production Management as well as being the Factory General Manager for the Mini plant Paintshop in Oxford. In 2011 he moved to North Yorkshire to head up Operations and Engineering with Molson Coors at their Tadcaster Brewery producing Carling, the UKs number one lager. Steve joined The Kerfoot

Simon Corner

Having graduated from the University of Liverpool with an honours degree in Physiology, Simon made his way to the Kerfoot Group following time at Travelex Global Business Payments, providing currency solutions to businesses with Fx requirements. Initially Simon joined the business in the Speciality oils division sales team and after 10 months moved to the TKG trading desk as an assistant trader. Over the last 5 years he has been managing TKG’s trading division, packed oils team and