A BARNSLEY company has won a coveted award at the House of Lords in London.

Kendray-based Cultrix, an IT support company, scooped the employer of the year accolade at the ceremony organised by 3aaa, one of the leading national training providers in England for apprenticeships.

The awards recognise special achievements by apprentices and their employers.

Shaun Wilders, managing director of Cultrix, said: "We're very proud to have received this award recognising our services to apprenticeships in 2014.

"Our rolling apprenticeship scheme is key to building our helpdesk with enthusiastic young people that understand our mission to keep great customer service at the centre of everything we do."