An entrepreneur with type 1 diabetes who turned his life around has received a prestigious award.
Kyle Chivers, 23, from Berrynarbor in Devon, was presented with the NatWest Enterprise Award by Prince Charles at The Prince’s Trust ceremony held earlier this week in London.
The award is given to disadvantaged young people who succeed against the odds, improve their chances for success and have a positive impact in their local communury.
Mr Chivers was recognised for overcoming his struggle with type 1 diabetes following his diagnosis during his GCSE years.
Speaking to the North Devon Gazette, the 23-year-old said: “I don’t think you can ever get used to the treatment, it completely invades your life. I found it gruelling and debilitating.
“Despite that, I sat my GCSEs and A Levels, and focused on making a career for myself in digital animation.”