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New HGV’s!

We have recently taken delivery of 3 brand new Mercedes Actross tractor units as part of the fleet upgrade. These are the first vehicles of 12 that are due to be replaced over the remainder of 2017…………..they are very new and shiny!

It was my pleasure to hand over the keys to the first new vehicle to Steve Warr. Steve has driven for the company for over 10 years and has always taken exceptional care and pride of any vehicle he has driven.

He was very

A Room with a view – 10th April 2017

A few weeks later and Unit D is almost unrecognizable….

1) The Scaffolding is up and work is well underway. This is a view from the production floor looking up to the offices. This has been extended and is being made into two storeys to create room for the Technical Lab, a Boardroom, new office space, plus extra meeting rooms and storage rooms.

2) This is another view looking up to the offices from the other side of the production floor to give you a sense of the size the

A Room with a view – 7th April 2017

A Room with a view – 7th April 2017

As we all know, trying to get a seat at NPG or a place to work other than the “picnic” tables in the Technical office can prove rather difficult. You will often hear people saying “if you’d have gotten here 2 mins earlier” or “can I perch on your pedestal” or my favourite “Surely you can pull rank?” Securing those prized and well sought after seats becomes a daily/weekly stealth operation.
This is all about to

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.

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