Claire Hunt, centre, receiving a gift voucher from Will Thomas, CEO of IACF, with the company’s Lynne Boby on the left.

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Hunt has worked for the business for a quarter of a century since 1997, when it was owned by the Daily Mail Newspaper Group before being sold to IACF in 2009.

Thomas, managing director of IACF, said: “We’re so lucky to have incredible staff members such as Claire to be part of the IACF team.”

Hunt, who has been promoted to assistant fairs manager, said: “I have enjoyed working with IACF for the past 25 years.

“It’s given me a family as well as a great working environment and I’m looking forward to more successful years with the company.”