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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

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 Kerfoot Racers

Here at the Kerfoot Packed Oils Factory in Goole, we have had a lot of new starters recently, so as supervisor I organised for the lads and ladies to go on a competitive team building exercise of Go Karting. On 3rd November we arrived at a warehouse in Pontefract ready to get this “Incredible” team building event on the go.

The racers (myself and 10 of our Production Operatives) were dressed to impress and ready for action! We did our qualifying laps and warmed the

Who spotted us at Old Goole Gala?

Well the weather over the weekend at the Old Goole Gala was mixed but it didn’t dampen everybody’s spirits!  We had a competition for those Kerfoot employees who were attending the Gala. 

Have a photograph taken of yourself in front of a Kerfoot Group banner & win yourself a £25 TESCO voucher! 

We made sure every entrant received a £10 voucher so there were no losers – we don’t like losing around here!

The first photo received, & therefore

The Old Goole Gala is back!

The Kerfoot Group has always believed in the importance of supporting the communities that we work and live in.  We now employ more than 50 people across our three factories in Goole so are incredibly proud to be supporting The Old Goole Gala, this year at South Park in Old Goole from the evening of Friday 16 August to Sunday 18 August.

There has been a Gala during the summer in Old Goole for many years which was a highlight for many generations of the local families.  But sadly in

“When the boat comes in…”

Ever wondered where we at The Kerfoot Group get most of our oil from?

Well perhaps surprisingly, the bulk of our edible oils arrive by ship into our terminal in Goole, UK.

This slick operation begins with our Trading Division purchasing oils many months in advance, allowing our Logistics Division ample opportunity to arrange delivery of up to 2500MT of oil in one ship.

The Technical Division then plan around the ‘Laycan’, usually a four day window when the boat is

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

More for Macmillan in 2012

During the Christmas period we once again supported Macmillan nurses by having a coffee morning.  We are incredibly lucky to have our tea and coffee provided to us so on Friday 14 December we asked all our employee’s to contribute £1 per cup, or negotiate a bulk deal for the day.  In return we had the option of either a Mince pie, piece of Stollen, or German Ginger bites, all of which I managed  to have donated by some very generous local supermarkets.  There were so many we were