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Spanish Liquid Gold

The buying and technical team from The Kerfoot Group have just returned from an annual audit of their key olive oil suppliers.  Here they share with us the olive oil manufacturing process as well as their thoughts on the market today. The majority of the Andalucía’s landscape in Spain is filled with row upon row of olive trees which makes for a beautiful landscape, as well as a fruitful olive production. Over 80% of Spain’s olives are harvested in Andalucía and with such diverse

Integrity and Ethical Trading

During Fairtrade Fortnight 2014, The Kerfoot Group would like to take the opportunity to highlight our ethical trading policy and our stance on labour standards. We are committed to highly ethical business practices, and we pride ourselves on our careful choice of manufacturers. As a leading company within the vegetable and speciality oil industry, we are not afraid to use our influence and position to take a strong stance on any form of slave labour. We do not condone or accept slave

Striving for Functionality & Marketability in the personal care sector

It never ceases to amaze when we manage to extract yet more natural oil out of another sporadic raw material. The tap is very much flowing in the natural oil production arena and does not seem to be turning off. The past year has brought another list of incredible oils that have successfully managed to excite the world of cosmetics. It is also fair to say, there are few limitations on even more oils entering the market in the next few months.
Despite the obvious health benefits of

What’s Your Flavour?

The Kerfoot Group’s Speciality oils team has launched a brand new newsletter that will really get your mouth watering. The monthly “What’s Your Flavour” newsletter will put the spotlight on the incredible range of flavoured oils offered by the Kerfoot Group, and will feature an “oil of the month” chosen by one of the team. The exciting and inventive range of flavours is growing each day and the aim is to give you inspiration for your new product development. The team can create a

The Omega Factor

Oil has been added to equine diets for hundreds of years & the benefits have always been unquestionable. In an increasingly competitive environment where horses are pushed to their limits, their nutrition must meet our demands. This means maintaining a balance of omega-3 & 6 fatty acids to achieve optimal health & condition. Modern cereal-based feeds have raised levels of omega-6 which must be stabilised by supplementing with a good quality source of omega-3 & one of the best

Our first ever Fair for Life Palm oil is here!

Our supply partners in Ecuador have now become the only palm producers in the world that are certified organic, RSPO and Fair for Life!

The producers are fully committed to the sustainable production of organic and fairly traded products. They collect, process and trade organic, fair-trade and sustainable palm oil, using only organic and sustainable production practices, which allows us to ensure a sustainable and reliable supply chain.

The farmers are

Moringa Oil – Working with Local Communities

30 July 2013, Hannah Bangura, KSO Commercial Manager

The first shipment of Moringa Oil has arrived at the Kerfoot Group’s Goole facilities from our new Community Project in Rwanda. We are very excited to be able to supply this fantastic product and work with the farmers in Rwanda to help provide a better life for local communities.

Rwanda is probably most well-known for a period of ethnic violence in 1994 – the Rwandan Genocide. Here at the Kerfoot Group we are working with

Back to Basics Success!

At The Kerfoot Group they recognise that their people form the back bone of their success. The People Division touches all of the employees within the company; from the recruitment processes to offering advice about an employee’s maternity rights.

They need to be up to date on employment legislation and with that in mind their HR Coordinator, Nicola Lyons, attended a two day training course in April run by Muckle LLP. The two day course provides a QCF level 3 Qualification in


THE 2014 Tour de France will begin in Leeds with a second stage the following day setting off from York and finishing in Sheffield.

Leeds will host the Grand Depart on July 5, with the stage then proceeding through Harewood, Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, Kettlewell, Aysgarth, Hawes, Reeth, Leyburn and Ripon before the competitors cross the finishing line in Harrogate.

The next day’s race will start in York, passing through  Knaresborough, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Hebden

Kerfoot’s next CEO is Young Gun of the Year

Yorkshire businesswoman, Jennifer Kerfoot, has triumphed at the prestigious Red Ribbon Awards where she was announced as the UK’s ‘Young Gun’ of 2012 in recognition of outstanding achievements in a family business.

Jennifer, who is Commercial Director of Packed Oils and Group People Director of independent vegetable oils company, The Kerfoot Group, was presented with the award at a ceremony in London last week. She was one of six shortlisted candidates that included nominees