An employee at Seaham-based ResQ has won a prestigious national award.

Aidan Sayers was awarded the Prince’s Trust Ascential Educational Achievement Award.

Aidan is usually based from ResQ’s Spectrum Business Park office though during the pandemic has been working from home.

The award was presented to him a few weeks ago by Dame Helen Mirren, Idris Elba and Holly Willoughby. The award recognises young people who have overcome barriers and improved their future prospects through re-engagement with education.

Aidan, who is 19, is an agent on the BT Broadband team at ResQ and has received a congratulatory email from BT’s Group CEO, Philip Jansen.