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The Chips are Up

National Chip Week 17-21 February 2014

Regular readers of our blog will know what a food-loving lot we are, & as the UK’s leading independent supplier of vegetable oils, we could not let National Chip Week pass by without acknowledging it! As well as sharing our own favourite chip recipes (& the endless list of accompaniments…be it steak, fish, ketchup, mayo, eggs or something

TOUR DE FRANCE 2014 COMES TO THE KERFOOT GROUP

THE 2014 Tour de France will begin in Leeds with a second stage the following day setting off from York and finishing in Sheffield.

Leeds will host the Grand Depart on July 5, with the stage then proceeding through Harewood, Otley, Ilkley, Skipton, Kettlewell, Aysgarth, Hawes, Reeth, Leyburn and Ripon before the competitors cross the finishing line in Harrogate.

The next day’s race will start in York, passing through  Knaresborough, Silsden, Keighley, Haworth, Hebden

Meet Ebeneezer Donaldson

And here we have it, our final Christmas blog – & it certainly is one-of-a-kind.  Crispin Donaldson, our Trading Director based at Kerfoot HQ, The Olive House, definitely takes a different approach to our Christmas blog – the capital letters say it all!

Happy Christmas everyone!

So Crispin, what do you love about Christmas?  “DRINKING!”

What is the worst Christmas present you’ve ever

Kerfoot’s next CEO is Young Gun of the Year

Yorkshire businesswoman, Jennifer Kerfoot, has triumphed at the prestigious Red Ribbon Awards where she was announced as the UK’s ‘Young Gun’ of 2012 in recognition of outstanding achievements in a family business.

Jennifer, who is Commercial Director of Packed Oils and Group People Director of independent vegetable oils company, The Kerfoot Group, was presented with the award at a ceremony in London last week. She was one of six shortlisted candidates that included nominees

Catwalk Capers

Catwalk Capers is an annual charity event held to raise money on behalf of Yorkshire Cancer Research. Each year in Northallerton there is an incredible response from local companies and organisations who want to get involved with this really special night.

The criteria is simple – dress your team members with clothes purchased from charity shops for less than £25 per outfit.  Each team should have a theme and will be scored on originality and creativity.

So, we at TKG

Logistics Coordinator swaps office for truck

There is usually only one 4am in my day however on Friday 10th August I discovered there were two as it was my turn to experience a day in a Kerfoot truck.  The route planned was six deliveries of KPO and KSO oil throughout the South Yorkshire area.  Armed with sandwiches and a flask of tea my driver for the day was Dave Hodgson and at 6:30am we departed our Goole James Street factory and headed on our way.

Despite working in Logistics for a few years now I had never

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

I saw the Olympic Torch in Northallerton!

On Wednesday 20th June the Olympic torch visited Northallerton at 10am – people packed the streets to catch a glimpse of the torch on its route to the Olympic stadium.  I decided to witness this once in a life time event for myself, and what an exciting an uplifting experience it turned out to be.  I decided, as with the bulk of the Northallerton people, that I would try and see the torch at the start and end of its journey through the town, and so made my way to the starting point

Kerfoot welcomes the Olympic flame

Tomorrow the excitement of the 2012 Olympic Games comes to Yorkshire.  What an incredible opportunity for everyone to be part of our British history.

Standing proud everyone at The Kerfoot Group are hugely excited to welcome the Olympic Torch to Yorkshire.  Tomorrow, Tuesday 19 June the torch will be passing through Goole at 8.29am starting at Boothferry Road and, after a few diversions via other streets, it will join it’s convoy again at Rawcliffe Road.  Fortunately, for our