Meet our Team!
Hello! Meet the faces of Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil, made up of family and friends we all work hard to bring you the brand that we all love and care about so much. Whether behind the scenes or out-front selling we are all passionate about one important thing... food!
Adam Palmer - Director
Having worked on the farm with his grandfather since being a child, Adam has always been interested in the field to plate journey. Delighted to now be so involved in the foodie scene, Adam can often be found behind our show stand shouting loud about all things Yorkshire!
Ben Palmer - Director
Another dedicated foodie, Ben, our Technical Manager is a retired sea captain. Now taking care of the full time running of the technical aspect of the business, ensuring all our seed is pressed just as it should be. He can also be found behind our farmers' market stalls proudly selling our wares!
Matthew Dixon - Production Manager
Having met the team when working on the local foodie scene, Matthew joined YRO many moons ago. Matthew now makes sure our bottles are filled to perfection, and when we let him out he can be found entertaining the masses at the fabulous foodie events we attend.
Jason Thompson - Sales & NPD
Not only a hard-working member of our sales team, Jason is always on the hunt for new flavour inspiration! When he can find a second, he can be found playing with new product ideas for you to try. From the nearby village, Adam, Jennie and Jason all know each other from their school days!
Richard Sharp - Sales
Often out and about meeting our lovely retailers, Richard works alongside Jason as part of our sales team. Having originally met the YRO team when he owned and managed his own deli, Richard is no stranger to our products and great food!
Gemma Caley – Stock Control
Gemma is a real creative, recently acquiring a MA post graduate degree in History of Art. But it’s her extensive knowledge gained working in the food industry that make her such an invaluable part of our team. It’s down to her to make sure that we have all you need to stock your own cupboards at home!
Jennie Palmer - Design & Marketing
With a previous life in theatre costume, Jennie now takes care of our design and marketing needs. From websites to exhibition stalls, foodie photos to brochures, Jen keeps her eye on all things creative, and helps spread the word about everything we make.
Marcelle Tisserant - Marketing
Local Thixendale lovely, Marcelle is our social media guru, keeping our social media feeds running smoothly. Working alongside Jennie to keep the people of Yorkshire updated on all the latest YRO news, together they shout loud about everything we get up to at North Breckenholme.
Mollie Stephenson - Production
Mollie helps out in production alongside the rest of our fantastic team. A lover of the great outdoors, Mollie is passionate about the Yorkshire countryside, and if a pub is en route, then all the better!
Alex Cooper - Production
Alex works hard in our production team, filling our bottles with deliciousness! When not working with us she can be found on her family farm looking after her youngest family members.
Arvyda Rackauskyte – Production
Arvyda (known as V!) has a wealth of knowledge gained from managing teams in the food industry, and has a real technical interest in every process to fill our bottles with your favourite products. Over the last couple of years, V has spent her time wisely - project managing her self-build family home!
Nollie Tumman - Dispatch
It’s Nollie that will package up the wholesale orders to be winged out to our stockists across Yorkshire and beyond. When away from work she’s inspired by discovering new street food flavours, and personally makes a mean bao bun!
Peter Caley - Management Accountant
Keeping all our financials in check and number crunching is Pete’s job! Adam and Pete have worked together for a number of years and founded Six Valley Lamb together breeding outdoor sheep.
Betsie Potts - Accounts & Admin
Betsie works alongside Gaynor, making sure the office is kept running smoothly. Betsie loves the outdoors, she is a keen surfer and paddleboarder. She loves wild swimming and does lots of walks with her little cockerpoo Ozzie in her free time.
Kim Mellor - Production
Kim works part time with our fantastic production team, whilst also training to be a nurse! A local lass, Kim loves the great outdoors and enjoys getting out and about on a Wolds dog walk. Kim is also currently learning to ride!
Esther Palmer - Education Coordinator
Esther, Adam's mum, grew up at on the farm at North Breckenholme. A retired teacher, Esther leads the Educational projects and runs our Farm Discovery Days here at Breckenholme and Uncleby Barn. She's also loves cooking and will always be proudly using her Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil products in the kitchen.
Harry Payne - Farm Team
Whether it’s looking after the animals or crops on the farm, Harry is always on hand, setting up home just a hop, skip and jump away from the farm. Takes a fab photo too, often making an appearance on our social media feeds!