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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!

Khaled Abdulgani

Khaled Abdulgani - Dispatch and Stock Control Manager

Khaled is a real foodie, he’s even developed an alcohol-free craft beer - Cipher Brew! An invaluable part of the Production Team, when you receive your parcel of our goodies, it's been expertly picked, wrapped and sent by him!

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

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!

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.

Gaynor Normanton

Gaynor Normanton - Accounts

Gaynor keeps us all on the straight and narrow, making sure we all behave and the office is kept running smoothly. A keen home cook and baker, Gaynor always readily accepts the baking challanges the rest of the team set her!

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 member.

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!

Esther Palmer

Esther Palmer - Market Team & Education

Esther, Adam's mum and a keen user of our products, can be found behind our stall at many of the farmers markets we attend. Having grown up at North Breckenholme, and a retired teacher, Esther also leads the Educational projects and runs our Farm Discovery Days here at Breckenholme.

Hatty Lord

Hatty Lord - Dispatch Assistant & Market Team

Hatty is in charge of making sure your online orders are expertly picked, packed and posted! She can also be found out and about every month at the Malton Food Lovers Market proudly selling our wares!

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!

Finn Tumman

Finn Tumman - Farm Apprentice

Our farming apprentice, Finn is learning the ropes from the farming team! When he is not out on the farm he loves to help us out behind the scenes, and working on our market stalls.


Taste Testers


Introducing our team of fantastic taste testers! Our carefully selected team of foodies help us out when it comes to bringing new products to you. Our team taste test products we have in development and help us make judgement on how we can improve and develop our flavours and offer serving advice for the products they have tried.

Sarah Sysum

Sarah Sysum

Biscuit maker, blogger and kitchen gadget freak. Previously the shopping editor for BBC Good Food Magazine Sarah knows a thing about what makes a great food product! She loves devising quick and simple recipes using cheese and chocolate, her two favourite things (just not together!).

Janet Butler

Janet Butler

A Yorkshire farmer's daughter, Janet has always been passionate about food, from being big enough to stand on a chair and ice buns! Janet works as a tutor in further education teaching aspiring chefs the basic skills and knowledge they will need to begin a career in the kitchen.

Sue Spink

Sue Spink

Sue is retired and now enjoys the time and opportunity available to discover more.... and that includes food and drink. She finds it interesting to taste the products, find out how and where they’re made and grown and how to cook with them for the best results.

Claire Greveson

Claire Greveson

A working mum of 3 boys, who love their food and trying all things different! Pretty much everything they eat is cooked from scratch and they try hard to vary what is eaten each week, however bread is a staple and they’ve all enjoyed using the oils and vinaigrettes for dipping, instead of butter.

Louise Jackson

Louise Jackson

Based in Northallerton Louise loves supporting a local product that she can actually see growing! She discovered our rapeseed oil at a cake and bake show 4 or 5 years ago and hasn't used anything else since!

Andrew Potts

Andrew Potts

Andrew is the 4th generation of their family bakery business, established in 1891 and based in Barnsley. He has always enjoyed good food and is a keen gardener growing a lot of the food he cooks at home. He loves cooking for his family whenever time will allow!