A Huddersfield man who recently started a new job at Honley-based precision component supplier, Accu, has won a trip of a lifetime to Kenya – paid for by the company.

Kieran Parker, who joined Accu as a warehouse operative in August, will head to Kenya in early 2024 to take part in a fully immersive animal conservation experience at Soysansu Conservancy at the centre of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley.

Mr Parker will visit several parts of Kenya including Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its rhino population, and learn how to operate a conservancy in Africa.

He said: “Having only worked at Accu for a few weeks, I was delighted and a little surprised when my name was drawn as the winner of the trip at our summer conference.

“It’s definitely a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something like this, and I’m grateful to Accu for giving me the opportunity to travel to Kenya and experience something I would never normally do.”

Martin Ackroyd, CEO and co-founder at Accu, said: “Alongside our commitment to supporting local charities and organisations through the AccuFoundation, we wanted to give a member of the team the chance to help somewhere a little further afield.

“Giving our employees who work so hard to push Accu forward the opportunity to take part in experiences like this is a pleasure, and I’m delighted we’re able to send Kieran on the trip of a lifetime.”

Accu – which employs over 90 people and supplies over 50% of the world’s top 100 manufacturers – recently revealed it is currently re-developing the former Brook Motors site in Huddersfield Road, Brockholes, into a 45,000 sq ft distribution centre and head office in a move expected to create up to 200 new jobs.