Thixendale couple celebrates shortlist success

The husband and wife team behind Thixendale business, Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil are celebrating after being shortlisted for a prestigious Award.

Charlie Adam Jennie and Ivy Palmer Yorkshire Rapeseed OilHosted by Family Business Place, the Red Ribbon awards are the UK’s only national awards that recognise the achievements of family-run companies of all sizes and across all sectors.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil has been shortlisted as a regional finalist in the Best Business To Work For category and will travel to Wembley on 15th July to find out how they have fared against the other regional finalists.

Of the success, Adam Palmer, who started the award winning business eight years ago with his wife, Jennie said: “We’re very proud to be one of only two regional finalists representing the North East in this category and to be putting the village of Thixendale on the family business map.

“The Red Ribbon awards are great for smaller businesses like ours as they enable us to compete against much bigger brands. At the end of the day, we’re all family run businesses and face similar challenges, albeit on a different scale.”

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil was established in 2008 by Adam and Jennie Palmer on their family farm in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds.  They now produce a range of oils, dressing and mayonnaise based on their award winning rapeseed oil that is produced exclusively from home and Yorkshire Wolds grown rape and pressed, blended, bottled and labelled on the family farm.

The oil is used in Michelin starred kitchens, including the Pipe and Glass at South Dalton, and all products are preservative, GM and gluten free and are suitable for vegetarians.

Yorkshire Rapeseed Oil products are also available at farmers’ markets, farm shops, delis and independent retailers throughout Yorkshire.