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The Spirit of Goole

The Spirit of Goole (TSOG) project was set up by Jack Milnes, three years ago, to get young people engaged and interested in engineering and aviation. The students were set the task to build a plane completely from scratch. The plane started its life in a classroom in Goole and the build was completed at Doncaster’s airport a few weeks ago. The project has taken over two and half years to complete and more that 50 young people have been involved in building the aircraft.

The build


A donation from The Kerfoot Group is being used to finalise a project which has seen young people from Goole build a light aircraft from scratch!
The £500 donation has been spent on the final parts needed to finish the, Spirit of Goole, aircraft.
Jack Milnes, chairman of The Spirit Of Goole charity. said: “Without the support of companies like The Kerfoot Group, projects like these would not be able to inspire young people from our area.

It has been wonderful to watch

Northallerton 10k

The Kerfoot Group was delighted to sponsor & support a fantastic new event in Northallerton over the bank holiday weekend. Northallerton hosted its very first 10K race, starting and finishing on the high street. The event attracted thousands of spectators around the course and 600 runners on the day.

Chief race organiser, our very own Thomas Kerfoot was delighted with the response and turnout which raised £7,000 for local charity Pendragon Community Trust. The money will go

Goole Business Awards 2016

On Friday 19th February, Goole & Howdenshire held there 6th Annual Business Excellence Awards, where they recognise and celebrate business excellence in Goole and its surrounding area.
This year it was held again at Goole Academy Conference Centre in association with Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce. Every year local business put forward their nominations and a panel of Judges agree on three finalists and of course the winner of each category. This year the judges were made of

A masterpiece in development

2015 saw an exciting development in The Kerfoot Group History books with the progression and development of Project Van Gogh taking place in Goole, East Yorkshire.
With Sunflower oil demand rising, greater supply was needed and a £1.6million pound investment was made to further storage facilities available within Goole in order to meet those rising demands.
Fondly named Project Van Gogh due to the artist’s famous works involving sun flowers, the development has provided

The Avril Group announces its acquisition of The Kerfoot Group and broadens the scope of its activities in the UK

Paris (France) and Northallerton (UK), 3 August 2015
The Avril Group (groupeavril.com), the French industrial and financial leader in the oilseeds and proteins sector, today announced signature of an agreement on its acquisition of The Kerfoot Group (kerfootgroup.co.uk), a family-led UK group specialising in the packaging and distribution of vegetable and speciality oils.
Through this acquisition, Avril will be markedly increasing its presence in the UK, reaching a new stage in

Investing in an Incredible future

Tuesday 5th June 2015 is a landmark date in the Kerfoot Group’s already successful history. On this date work commenced on the much anticipated Van Gogh Tank Project at our Goole site, which is anticipated to be completed by late autumn.
The Van Gogh Project is set to develop 12 brand new 304L Oil storage tanks that will complement the current tanks standing at the South Street compound.
Away from Site the commissioned tanks are being produced by Robert Sanderson and Sons in

Family Business Place National Conference

Last Friday 28th November our Chief Executive, Jennifer Kerfoot, was the headline speaker at the annual Family Business Place National Conference in London. The theme this year was ‘Girls Allowed: the BIG Picture’.

In this age of the entrepreneur, more women than ever before are setting up shop with their daughters, mothers, sisters, brothers, husbands and cousins. They are creating businesses that reflect their passions and values which will endure through to the next

700 Natural Products Produced and Delivered Globally

The Kerfoot Group will once again be exhibiting at SCS Formulate at the Ricoh Arena Coventry from 11th – 12th November. Our Incredible Kerfoot Speciality team will be available on stand 121 to answer all of your questions on our extensive product range.

The Kerfoot Group are true oil specialists; we are a leading manufacturer and provider of natural ingredients to the global personal care and food market. Our incredible product range is made up of over 700 natural raw materials

A Massive Leap in Cruelty-Free Cosmetics

The Kerfoot Group is proud of our ethical approach and corporate responsibility is integral to everything we do. Our policy of sustainability ensures that we minimise our environmental impact throughout our product lifecycle from sourcing through production to delivery. We are also (as anyone who read the blog about our Xmas dog photo competition will know) firm believers that animals are our friends and as such are staunchly against animal testing in any form.

We welcome the recent