Recognition for Puxton Park animal keeper

PUBLISHED: 08:00 28 January 2018

Joe Huntley has been nominated for a national farming award. Picture: Puxton Park

Joe Huntley has been nominated for a national farming award. Picture: Puxton Park

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An animal keeper at Puxton Park has been nominated for a national award.

Joe Huntley, senior animal supervisor at the tourist attraction, is on the shortlist for the day maker of the year prize at the National Farm Attraction Network (NFAN) awards.

The wildlife enthusiast, who starting working at the park in 2014, ‘has played an enormous role in steering the vision and future of Puxton’s efforts to promote farming’, according to a spokesman.

Joe said: “I am truly humbled by this award nomination. I am excited and honoured to be involved in the conference and awards ceremony this month and I look forward to meeting others who share our passion for animals and agriculture.”

Colin Evans, NFAN chairman said: “The awards celebrate excellence in our sector and recognises the innovators of new attractions and special events.”

Joe will travel to Telford, in Shropshire, for the ceremony.

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