David Kerfoot MBE

David describes himself as bbb – a back bedroom boy. David and his wife Elizabeth started trading in vegetable oils from a desk and phone in their back bedroom in 1980. At the beginning they blended and packed oils mainly for the food industry but during the 1990s they began to manufacture their own oils and by the time the business was sold they stocked over 800 oils. By this stage 75% of the oils went to the food industry and 25% for use in cosmetics, aromatherapy and the like. At the time of the disposal in August-2015 The Kerfoot Group had sales of £75m, was exporting to 52 countries and had and sales offices in Poland and New York.

David was Chair of the York/North Yorkshire LEP, High Sheriff of North Yorkshire 2020-21, and is currently a Deputy Lieutenant. Currently running family investment company.