The industry has welcomed the return of a renowned family long associated with quality natural oils in the cosmetic & food sector. The Kerfoot family, consisting of siblings Thomas, Jennifer & Eleanor, founded O&3 after many years of success building a business their parents founded with just £500 in 1980.
Thomas Kerfoot: “Post the acquisition of our parent’s company, we decided O&3 was a good opportunity for the ‘Kerfoot Kids’ to service the B2B market differently. We have learnt so much over the years and we feel we have the ingredients for a much-needed fresh approach to servicing cosmetic clients worldwide.”
It is no wonder people say the ‘Kerfoot Kids’ have oil in their blood. After a lifetime of working their way up the ladder of their previous family business, the three spent the last decade running the family business; Jennifer at the helm as CEO, Thomas on the commercials and Eleanor overseeing buying, they harnessed much experience and knowledge to approach O&3 with the natural ingredients for success.
With the ever-growing demand for natural oil based ingredients, O&3 is quickly becoming recognised as a global go-to for natural oil innovation. With locations in the UK, Poland and USA, its expansion plans are in force as globally recognised brands, manufacturers and craft producers are welcoming their return and new approach to the supply of natural ingredients.
Jennifer Wood: “Service, quality and market knowledge got us to where we are. We have listened and implemented various systems that make our clients R&D and purchasing experience much slicker. We are also surrounded by an amazing, experienced crew who have totally bought into our O&3 - Oil Family vision”.
With new product developments such as blueberry oil, carrot seed oil and radish seed oil, to name a few, O&3 continues to push boundaries with innovative ingredients. With more than 500 natural oils, butters, waxes, exfoliants, infusions and essential oils in stock at any one time, O&3 provides a seamless purchasing experience for anyone starting a new cosmetic business (looking for small quantities) through to major cosmetic brands with facilities around the globe.
Most impressive of all www.oand3.com is now the home to Europe’s largest natural ingredient database where you can download all the products’ technical documentation, learn about their origins and manufacturing processes, whilst requesting samples. Trust us – it’s impressive!
With O&3’s fresh approach, bounding enthusiasm and family-oriented culture - this Oil Family means business!