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YRO team

 

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 (Adam's dad) 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

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!

Fleur Hill-Beeley

Fleur Hill-Beeley  - Production

Having worked with Jennie in past career lives, Fleur joined team YRO and is now responsible for creating our tasty treats! Working hard all day long to make sure our delicious recipes are filled with fabulousness.

Jennie Palmer

Jennie Palmer - Design & Marketing

With a previous life in theatre costume, Jennie (Adam's wife) 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!

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!

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 aspect of both the farm and Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil.

Alex Myers

Alex Myers - 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 near Malton, tending to her much loved herd of cattle!

Jenny Heron

Jennie Heron - Production

Another of our fabulous Thixendale ladies, Jenny helps in production alongside the rest of our fabulous team. A lover of the great outdoors, Jenny is passionate about the Yorkshire Countryside and our fantastic village!

Daisy Barnes

Daisy Barnes - Show Team

Daisy helps with many a task behind the scenes at YRO HQ, however she can mostly be spotted behind our show stands when not busy studying hard for her degree at Newcastle University.

Paul Boyer

Paul Boyer - Brand Design

Paul, Jennie’s dad is responsible for our brand design. With a history in Graphic design and photography it’s thanks to Paul our labels and logos look lovely! With a past life in publishing it was Paul and Angie that undertook the massive task of creating out recipe book.

Angie Boyer

Angie Boyer - Book Creator

Angie, Jennie's mum, is responsible for the creation of our fantastic recipe book. Together Angie and Paul worked hard to create the delicious recipe inspiration packed inside its pages.

Our 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 has an inquiring disposition about a wide variety of subjects, and now has 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!

Craig Turpin

Craig Turpin

Craig is 48, married and works full time. He does all the cooking and baking at home, and enjoys cooking for friends who say he should have been a chef! He only cooks with YRO and nothing else will do. Even his Yorkshire Puddings are better with YRO.

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!

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