OSWALDTWISTLE Mills have picked up a prestigious accolade at a tourism awards ceremony.

The centre were named runner up in the ‘most coach friendly shopping attraction’ category at the UK Coach Awards. This is the fourth year that Oswaldtwistle Mills have been nominated as a finalist having won the award in 2009 and been highly commended in 2010/2011.

Over 60 companies were recognised at the Belmont International UK Coach Awards in Manchester.

Tracy Leeming at Oswaldtwistle Mills said: “We were delighted as we pride ourselves on our warm friendly Lancashire welcome, which we are told by our group visitors, is the secret to our success.

“Last year we were thrilled to welcome over 1500 coaches to our shopping village.”