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Northallerton Jobs Fair

In our home town of Northallerton there are 2 major employers closing down; the local prison is closing and the Rural Payments Agency is relocating to York and Newcastle leaving hundreds of local people facing redundancy or relocation. A task force has been set up to support those entering the jobs market and the founder of The Kerfoot Group, David Kerfoot, is chairman of this Taskforce. The Taskforce’s aim is to connect local employers with those looking for jobs or setting up new

Thirsk Race Day

You will remember last month when Summer arrived in Yorkshire on the 19th April, we all got even more excited than we had been while anticipating our Day at the Races – it actually might turn out to be a sunny day on Saturday 20th April!  How lucky we were to wake to a beautiful warm, sunny, still morning.  All the gorgeous hats could be worn without fear of them blowing away and all those beautiful shoes could replace the wellies we all thought we would be

End of an Era….Beginning of a New One!

The 28 March 2013 was a very important day for the Kerfoot Group. With a mixture of sadness & excitement David Kerfoot, our founder, handed the reins of Chief Executive to his daughter Jennifer.

After 33 years at the helm, David will now take a back seat as Chairman & allow Jennifer to steer the business towards the next 33 years…& beyond! David, along with his wife Elizabeth, founded the company in 1980. His passion, determination & willingness to take a risk have

British Pie Week

4th – 8th of March, it is British Pie Week, so being a bunch of foodies here at The Kerfoot Group, we thought we’d ask the team for their favourite pie recipes incorporating Kerfoot Oils in their fillings & pastries.

We had some fantastic suggestions, from cheese & onion to rhubarb, fish to meat & potato…but there was one recipe we HAD to write a blog about & that is our Chief Executive David Kerfoot’s very Yorkshire Shepherd’s Pie.

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

How an entrepreneur copes with risk

Instinctively a risk-taker, usually on the basis of fine calculations, David was occasionally inclined to be reckless”.  This was me as a young entrepreneur and is a quote from a soon to be published book.  Not the most flattering of comments but very true as it raises the question of risk management and just how seriously or not business today manages this key challenge.  I don’t think for many companies risk is something which is talked about or managed as a total