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Visit from the Moldova Ambassador to UK

The Kerfoot Group Jennifer Kerfoot and Dr Iulian Fruntasu Kerfoot Overseas with Dr Iulian Fruntasu, David and Jennifer Kerfoot

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 the old Eastern block countries, Eastern EU, Russia and the Middle East.  

The visit came about following Jennifer Kerfoot’s December 2011 meeting with the British Ambassador Mr Keith Shannon in Chisinau.  It is the Group’s desire to extend their commercial activities, including reviewing further investment opportunities and extending seed growing programmes and localised oil processing.  The Moldova Ambassador’s visit to Yorkshire was arranged to also coordinate with the Kerfoot Overseas employees six-week annual visit to the UK, led by the Country Manager Christina Baciu.

David Kerfoot Chief Executive of The Kerfoot Group said “we are extremely proud to have received Dr Fruntasu and to show him our facilities in the UK.  The Republic is a very important part of our expanding operations and I was hugely honoured to host him in Yorkshire.  My team and I gained a great deal from the visit – it was a chance to explore business opportunities with His Excellency as well as showing him our core philosophy of social entrepreneurship.  Our Smile for Moldova campaign has been an enormous success over the previous few years and I wanted to ensure that our aim of putting something back into the community wherever we operate is achieved, irrelevant of our location”.

The Kerfoot Group processes, packs and distributes oils to the food manufacturing, cosmetic and aromatherapy industries.  The business is family owned and has a turnover of £85 million operating across four sites in the UK and one in Chisinau, Moldova.

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