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We’ve made it – Finalists in the Goole & Howdenshire Business Award 2015.

The Kerfoot Group have been selected as Finalists in two categories for the Goole and Howdenshire Business Awards 2015.
In the Employee of the year category, Stuart Butler our KSO Production Supervisor was shortlisted for his adaptability and tireless support of colleagues across divisions.
Stuart joined the Kerfoot Group on the 12th December 2009, just over five years ago.
He completed his Team Leader training at Selby College and became a production Supervisor for the speciality division of the Kerfoot Group based at the New Potter Grange site in Goole.
Stuart is a vital link between multiple divisions, particularly between Production, Commercial, Technical and Logistics.
In addition to Stuart’s usual duties liaising closely with the sales team at headquarters he has greatly facilitated the development of the Technical base at the New Potter Grange facility in Goole.
In site meetings Stuart is a principal member, regularly engaging with others to enable the timely resolution of issues. He is pivotal to many discussions that require a balanced understanding of where the problem lies in order to help drive the correct course to remediation. He is willing to pick up the reigns to ensure things are completed.
In recent months Stuart has driven issues as diverse as label printing from our in-house ERP system, through to proposals for system fixes to production document issues. He has assisted the Food Technical Manager with allergen segregation and worked on a list for products suitable for filtration as well as leading in the mock BRC audits for our food certification
Under the Innovative category we entered several of our most recent leading-edge projects, and were delighted to learn that the Pigging system has also made it into the Final.
The pigging system is a product recovery system to enable recovery of all the oil in the pipes of our small line, enabling us to not only sell the oil at full price but also to prevent any contamination of oil at changeovers. The system has a launch system which sends the “pig” through the pipework to a receive station which is a repeatable process and requires minimal operator involvement. Benefits include:
• Faster changeover times between batches
• Reduced cross contamination
• Reduced effluent discharge
• Cleanliness of production area

We wish both Stuart and our proposed Pigging system all the best for the Final to be held at Goole High School on the evening of Friday the 20th February.

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