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Entreprenueur of the Year 2012

Everyone at The Kerfoot Group passed on their sincere congratulations to their Chief Executive David Kerfoot on his remarkable achievement of reaching the North regional finals of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2012.

The awards were held on the 26 June 2012 at The Lowry Hotel in Manchester and were hosted by TV and Radio Presenter Jeremy Vine.  David was accompanied to the award ceremony by his children, Jennifer (Commercial Director of Packed

An Incredible BRC Result!

It’s always great to receive praise for our efforts, but this week The Kerfoot Group have achieved what can only be described as an INCREDIBLE result.

After successful completion of the BRC audit, the James Street and South Street (Bulk Terminal) sites in Goole are to be awarded A grades for the Global Standard for Food Safety v6 and the Global Standard for Storage and Distribution v2, both of which were introduced at the beginning of 2012 along with New Potter Grange site

2012 Tropos Customer Award

The 2012 Tropos Awards highlight the importance of close working relationships with Solarsoft

customers and recognise those dedicated to successful Tropos deployments and developments.  Solarsoft

customers, including representatives from The Kerfoot Group, gathered at the annual Tropos ERP

Conference where the annual Tropos Customer Awards were presented.  The Awards are given in

recognition of the relationships between Solarsoft and its customers and their

Young Gun 2012

The Kerfoot Group is proud to announce that their Director Jennifer Kerfoot has been nominated and subsequently shortlisted for Young Gun 2012 at the annual Red Ribbon Awards. Jennifer is Commercial Director for Kerfoot Packed Oils and also Group People Director.

Young Gun 2012 recognises a talented next generation member who has celebrated incredible achievements beyond their peers. Jennifer has been shortlisted by the team at Family Business Place following a detailed examination

Visit from the Moldova Ambassador to UK

The Moldova Ambassador to the UK, Dr Iulian Fruntasu, visited The Kerfoot Group on Friday 17 February.  He began his visit at The Olive House, the Group’s head office, before going to the Kerfoot operational sites in the Port of Goole. 

The Kerfoot Group have had a long standing relationship with the Republic of Moldova where they operate a subsidiary, Kerfoot Overseas LLP, in the capital Chisinau.  Currently the Group uses Moldova as a base for selling products into

Private Business Awards 2011

The Kerfoot Family, along with John Thompson (Group Operations Director) and Anthony Lawrence (Financial Director), were delighted to host a table at The Savoy Hotel for the Private Business Awards on Thursday 8 September. They invited a number of key personnel to the business as their guests and had a very memorable evening celebrating their achievements.

Actress & comedienne Ronni Ancona was the host for the evening and talked enthusiastically about why The Kerfoot Group was in

The Kerfoot Group Head Office – The Olive House

In 2010 the Board of Directors decided to relocate all their people to temporary office space to allow for a complete renovation of their HQ, The Olive House.  The designers and builders took over 10months to extend the offices and reinvigorate the style to demonstrate a more contemporary feel to their business, expressing their new branding and corporate image.

With an on-site gym facility and some very modern furnishings the environment most definitely reflects their fresh and

The Bedale Bandit

A 540 metric tonne barge is the innovative approach The Kerfoot Group have taken to store additional edible oil at their Bulk Oils terminal in the Port of Goole, East Yorkshire.  The Bedale Bandit, named after the market town where the Company was founded, is now fundamental to the operational facility of the Group given the aggressive growth they have achieved over the previous few years.

This innovation however did not come easily.  The barge originates from Poland in the Gdansk

Liquid Gold

From the spare room to a multi-million pound operation that recognises the values associated with being a family business.

Started by husband and wife David and Elizabeth Kerfoot in 1980, The Kerfoot Group has grown from a business started on £300 in their spare room to an £80 million turnover business with David receiving an MBE in 2008 for his services to business and the community in Yorkshire.

The Kerfoot Group has now established itself as the UK’s leading provider of