AN East Lancashire scaffolding firm has been ‘highly commended’ at North West construction ‘Oscars’.

Mitchell’s, based in Blackburn Road, Accrington, was nominated in two categories, Leadership & People Development, and the SME of the Year Award, in the regional construction awards.

The firm, which was shortlisted for Team of the Year in last year’s Lancashire Telegraph Business Awards, was ‘highly recommended’ by judges. Managing director Stuart Mitchell said: “Just to make it through to the finals says a lot about my company. “ It’s a great honour to get this far and the recognition is great.

”The training and working practices we employ make a big difference to the standard of work we provide.

“It’s a great honour to get this far and the recognition, especially given the calibre of entrants, is great.”