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End of an Era….Beginning of a New One!

The 28 March 2013 was a very important day for the Kerfoot Group. With a mixture of sadness & excitement David Kerfoot, our founder, handed the reins of Chief Executive to his daughter Jennifer.

After 33 years at the helm, David will now take a back seat as Chairman & allow Jennifer to steer the business towards the next 33 years…& beyond! David, along with his wife Elizabeth, founded the company in 1980. His passion, determination & willingness to take a risk have propelled The Kerfoot Group towards huge success as a global, £multi-million turnover oil specialist. Now his three children, Jennifer, Thomas & Eleanor are delighted to take over from our Founders & have promised David they will look after his “first born”!

The Kerfoot Group is a family business & we are very proud of our Yorkshire roots. The values the business was founded upon – independence, quality & integrity – are still upheld today & we continue to look towards a bright future of innovation, investment & growth. Our employees are the source of our success & our focus on people extends to our customers & suppliers too. We are deeply involved in the community & charitable work, but we are also a cutting edge company utilising the latest technology to be the best in our industry. We supply our incredible range of over 500 oils all over the world & have our own fleet of HGVs. We test oils in our in-house laboratory, press seeds in our factory & blend all manner of flavour combinations.

David is now planning on being very busy with outside interests & is looking forward to getting more involved with the community & charity projects that he has always supported. He’s definitely not calling it retirement…as quoted by the man himself…”never too old to rock”!

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