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Meet the Team – Christmas Special 2016 – Andrew Darbyshire

Name: Andrew Darbyshire
Job Title: KSO Sales Executive
Length of service: 3 Years

1. What’s on your Christmas List? Too much to list! A new cook book (I’ve become quite the chef in recent months, no more fish finger sandwiches!) Clothes, Aftershave, the usual stuff.


2. Worst Christmas present you have ever received? I’ve never received a bad present (family might be reading this!)


3. Something people wouldn’t expect of you at

Life in KVO (Kerfoot Volume Oils) Commercial…..

Name: Paul Stoddart
Job Title: KVO Commercial Manager
Length of service: 8 Years

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
I’m responsible for the day-to-day commercial management of our branded oils division (KVO), senior level sales, setting & exceeding commercial targets, growth of the division, maximising profit & reducing costs; most importantly ensuring that we continue to exceed our customers’ expectations through quality and service.

John Thompson Retirement

After over 26 years of dedicated service, John Thompson will be retiring from The Kerfoot Group at the end of this month.

As a well-loved and highly respected Director of The Kerfoot Group it was imperative that we all showed our appreciation for his hard work and commitment to us, and the business, over the years.

So last week at Kerfoot HQ we had a cake and bubbly afternoon to toast John’s achievements and retirement. David Kerfoot (MBE DL) gave a speech, reminiscing on

Life in the Logistics division

Name: Denys Kay
Job Title: HGV driver/Senior driver
Length of service: Started 16 October 1997 (19 years this October)

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences?
My role is driving a 44 ton truck delivering oil to our customers; I also induct new drivers and agency drivers. I also help and advise the logistics team when necessary.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
I would be Extra Virgin olive oil, it’s

Life in the Technical Division

Name: Jared Netherwood
Job Title: Technical Administrator
Length of service: 2 months

1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
Working as part of the speciality oils division providing customers with all the information they require.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
Cocoa butter as who doesn’t like the smell of chocolate!

3. Tell us 1 interesting/surprising fact about yourself?
I did gymnastics for 10 years

Life in the Treasury department

Name: Lisa McCorrie
Job Title: Accounts Clerk
Length of service: 2 years 3 months
1. Explain your role in a maximum of 2 sentences
Assisting the accounts receivable function, credit checking customer accounts and releasing of orders, chasing payments, processing and resolving customer invoice queries and being the main support for our non-conformance data base.

2. If you were an oil, which one would you be and why?
Organic lavender oil,

KERFOOT GROUP HELPS CHARITY TO FLY!

A donation from The Kerfoot Group is being used to finalise a project which has seen young people from Goole build a light aircraft from scratch!
The £500 donation has been spent on the final parts needed to finish the, Spirit of Goole, aircraft.
Jack Milnes, chairman of The Spirit Of Goole charity. said: “Without the support of companies like The Kerfoot Group, projects like these would not be able to inspire young people from our area.

It has been wonderful to watch

Training at The Kerfoot Group

This week we’ve been doing lean white belt training in our Goole factories with Mikael Mareschal from the Avril Group’s EOS team (Excellent Operations & Strategy).

The training introduced the basic lean philosophy, and took a closer look at three fundamental tools SIM (short interval management), 5S (sort, set, sweep, standardise, sustain) and SOPs (standard operating procedures). Not only did we learn a lot but practical activities including 5S in our New Potter Grange and

Northallerton 10k

The Kerfoot Group was delighted to sponsor & support a fantastic new event in Northallerton over the bank holiday weekend. Northallerton hosted its very first 10K race, starting and finishing on the high street. The event attracted thousands of spectators around the course and 600 runners on the day.

Chief race organiser, our very own Thomas Kerfoot was delighted with the response and turnout which raised £7,000 for local charity Pendragon Community Trust. The money will go

The first ever Northallerton 10K

Sunday morning 29th May 2016 saw the first Northallerton 10K with all proceeds going to the Pendragon Community Trust. Specifically helping towards the development of a multi-sensory centre caring for people with a wide range of disabilities. A well worthy charity that we are all aware of here at The Kerfoot Group.
The event was the very first of its kind to take place in the town and proved to be a sell-out with 600 participants keen to be part of this memorable day.
Proceedings