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Kerfoot invests in new home

Wednesday 28 November 2012 5:00

North East oils and fat manufacturer Kerfoot has invested over £1m in 60,000 sq ft of new property on an industrial estate in East Yorkshire.

The firm, headquartered in Northallerton, makes vegetable oil products for use in the catering, health and beauty and technical manufacturing industries.

It has snapped up two adjacent warehouse units of 30,000 sq ft each on the Opus 36 industrial park in Goole – where it already has a 30,000 factory and nearby terminal at the town’s port.

Andrew Duncan, managing director of Opus North, said: “This second significant deal with the Kerfoot Group proves that Opus 36 is an extremely attractive business park. Clearly there are deals to be done in this challenging economic environment, provided the product is right."

Earlier this year Kerfoot’s chief executive David Kerfoot reached the North finals of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2012.