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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

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

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

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

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

Sara Roustoby - Brand Account Manager

Sara is our go to for all sales related matters with our retailers and wholesalers. When she's not busy with work, you'll find her enjoying the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. She's a food and drink enthusiast, always eager to try out new restaurants and bars.

Gemma Caley

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 all you need to stock your own cupboards at home!

Matthew Turton

Matthew Turton - Dispatch Manager

Matthew leads the team who send out each and every parcel to your door, and each of our stockists. Growing up locally (very locally, the farm next door!), Matthew still lives in Thixendale. With 20 years in retail under his belt, nothing phases Matthew. When at home, this cook is super creative with our oils and dressings.

Jennie Palmer

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

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

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

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

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!

Kim Mellor

Kim Mellor - Online Dispatch

Kim works with our fantastic dispatch team, taking some time off studying after qualifying as 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!

Lucy Peel

Lucy Peel - Dispatch

If you are one of our fabulous stockists, your order will have been expertly put together by gym-loving Lucy! A lover of food (hence the gym!), her favourite thing to do is get our in the nearby countryside and walk her cocker spaniel, Wilma!

Peter Caley

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 Peel

Betsie Peel - Accounts Manager

Betsie works hard making sure the office and the financials are kept in order. 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.

Michelle Minion

Michelle Minion - Finance & Admin Sales Ledger

Supporting Betsie, Michelle is all about the detail! Studying for her accountancy exams, time is short, but away from work Michelle spends it well. She is devoted to her dogs, family, food, wine and travel!

Esther Palmer

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

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!