Yorkshire-based natural oil supplier O&3 is celebrating a bumper first year of success, after achieving a turnover of £5.5m and creating 32 jobs.

Building on momentum in the market for growing demand for natural oil-based ingredients, the start-up has also doubled its product range, widened its client base and expanded its premises in Ripon.

Co-founded by siblings Jennifer Wood, Eleanor Wade and Thomas Kerfoot – who were born in Northallerton – O&3’s success is built around providing a next generation level of service in the natural oils sector.

Since April 2018, O&3 has increased its range to more than 600 natural oil products – from cold pressed and essential oils, to butters, waxes and soap bases. Recent additions to its product range include onion seed, spinach seed and radish seed cold pressed oils.

The business says it is also focused on making buying easy and transparent, having created Europe’s largest online natural ingredients database, which makes full technical information readily available for customers available 24/7.

O&3 has grown its client base to more than 800 global customers since April 2018, including major brands, manufacturers and craft makers.