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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

Health Safety Focus Fortnight Week 2

Health & Safety Focus Fortnight
Here at The Kerfoot Group we have come to the end of our Health & Safety Focus Fortnight, what a great two weeks it’s been!
We’ve had fire safety awareness and feedback on our mock evacuation from the previous week. The guys in our factories had some training on moving the load – from manual handling through to fork lift trucks – it covered the appropriate techniques and equipment to use for all sorts of situations.

Life in the Technical Division

Name: Jared Netherwood
Job Title: Technical Administrator
Length of service: 2 months

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
Working as part of the speciality oils division providing customers with all the information they require.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
Cocoa butter as who doesn’t like the smell of chocolate!

3. Tell us 1 interesting/surprising fact about yourself?
I did gymnastics for 10 years

Health & Safety Focus Fortnight

Health & Safety Focus Fortnight.

On the 25th July we commenced our Health & Safety Focus Fortnight here at The Kerfoot Group. The aim of this is to educate, remind and refresh our employees on Health & Safety in and around the work place. We have various different types of work spaces, from offices, to loading yards and factory spaces all of which could contain potential hazards. It is essential that all our employees know how to conduct themselves across all of these

South Park Rangers Win the League!

You may remember a blog from October 2015 where we introduced South Park Rangers U15 Football Club. As two of our KSO Operations colleagues where involved with running and coaching the team we were happy to sponsor the team so they could get some new kit. Well, they’ve had an Incredible first season, read the end of season report below.

South Park Rangers Academy U15’s would like to thank The Kerfoot Group for their kit sponsorship and help with us winning the league. We

Bob Grimston Retirement

After 11 years of loyal service working as a HGV driver, Bob Grimston has decided to take the difficult decision to take his retirement from The Kerfoot Group. Bob is a shining example of a quality HGV driver and is a role model among his peers. He has earned this respect by being helpful and understanding but never afraid to have a ‘motivational’ word when required. Bob was always willing to go the extra mile to help out a colleague or a customer and he was always a pleasure speak to.

Life in the Treasury department

Name: Lisa McCorrie
Job Title: Accounts Clerk
Length of service: 2 years 3 months
1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
Assisting the accounts receivable function, credit checking customer accounts and releasing of orders, chasing payments, processing and resolving customer invoice queries and being the main support for our non-conformance data base.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
Organic lavender oil,

Training at The Kerfoot Group

This week we’ve been doing lean white belt training in our Goole factories with Mikael Mareschal from the Avril Group’s EOS team (Excellent Operations & Strategy).

The training introduced the basic lean philosophy, and took a closer look at three fundamental tools SIM (short interval management), 5S (sort, set, sweep, standardise, sustain) and SOPs (standard operating procedures). Not only did we learn a lot but practical activities including 5S in our New Potter Grange and