A BLACKBURN solicitors firm triumphed at the Lancashire Business Awards to win firm of the year.

Forbes Solicitors, in Wellington Street, secured the top award at the sold out ceremony, organised by business lobbying group Downtown Lancashire in Business, at Stanley House Hotel in Mellor.

The award winners were decided through a combination of votes from the local business community and submissions made to a judging panel.

John Barker, managing partner, said: “Securing such high profile recognition from the local business community is a real boost for the firm. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of service to our clients and this award is testament to that hard work.”