Local fuel oil company celebrates 30 successful years in business

5 July 2017

North Yorkshire’s trusted independent fuel oil supplier to the domestic, agricultural and commercial sectors, Ripon-based Kettlewell Fuels is celebrating its 30th successful year in business throughout 2017 with the launch of its new-look website and identity.

The Kettlewell family established Kettlewell Fuels in 1987 and, under the management of Trevor and Janet Kettlewell, the business has gone from strength to strength. The well-known local employer has weathered two recessions, distributing oil to customers across North Yorkshire’s towns and rural areas.

This year Kettlewell Fuels is celebrating its 30th year with the launch of its new identity and website. The new brand, designed by Harrogate brand communications agency Shift, has retained Kettlewell Fuels’ familiar colours but updated the logo to make it instantly recognisable and user friendly across different media; above all it reflects the company’s Yorkshire and rural roots with the introduction of new brand characters to help communicate the company’s values. Alongside this the business’ website has been re-designed and updated, hosting all the latest energy-related news as well as useful efficiency and maintenance advice for customers.

As a local supplier, distributing oil to customers across North Yorkshire’s towns and rural areas, Kettlewell Fuels believes it is important to be an integral part of the community. The company is heavily involved with community initiatives and charities across the region, attending and supporting numerous local events.



For many years now, Kettlewell Fuels has provided sponsorship for cricket in the region backing local teams and organisations including North Yorkshire women’s and girls’ cricket, which nurtures talent at grass roots level.

A charity the Kettlewell Fuels team helps is Martin House, which provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, offering event sponsorship and fund raising support.


Commenting on its 30th anniversary celebrations, Janet Kettlewell said: We are so pleased to be celebrating our 30th year. The business is evolving constantly with on-going planned investment in the latest customer management systems and our versatile delivery fleet – ranging from tankers to baby four-wheelers, limited access is rarely an issue!

Although the business has advanced we still take a very personal approach to customer service. It’s something we know our customers appreciate. Committed to service improvement, our efficient, knowledgeable team ensures customers have all the advice and information required at all times –  each and every team member is a valuable asset to our business. We are very proud to be a local employer.

With a strong vision for our brand, the launch of our new website and identity marks the start of this year’s celebrations, not only giving us a fresh yet friendly appearance but allowing us to keep our customers up-to-date with the very latest news and advice.


Kettlewell Fuels is a member of the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) and an authorised JET distributor. The company distributes Domestic Heating Oil, Agricultural Gas Oil and Commercial Derv to households, farms and businesses across North Yorkshire from its depot, including Thirsk, Harrogate and Northallerton. Products are stored in the business’ bulk storage facility, ensuring customer orders are delivered swiftly.


Mark Todd, Wholesale Business Manager at Phillips 66, who owns the JET brand and Humber Refinery, added: We congratulate Kettlewell Fuels on reaching their 30-year anniversary. Janet and Trevor Kettlewell are well-respected within the UK fuel distribution industry, and Phillips 66 are proud to have them as part of the JET authorised distributor network.




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