ONE of East Lancashire's vaping leaders is looking to clinch a triple crown at the county's Red Rose Awards.

Darwen-based Flavour Warehouse - the firm behind Vampire Vape and others - has secured three nominations for the March 14 ceremony.

The Global Way outfit is up for the international achievement, manufacturing business and medium business gongs at Blackpool's Winter Gardens.

Managing director Philip Boyle said: "It's flattering to be nominated for three Red Rose Awards, representing the hard work every single employee puts into their role.

“We’re a proud supporter of our county and retain all our manufacturing, distribution, exporting and product development at our HQ in Darwen."

Last year the firm was lauded for its manufacturing and export prowess at the BIBA awards and was also presented with growth and manufacturing prizes by HIVE in 2018.

Mr Boyle and Nathan Walton founded the venture with a £1million invesment six years ago.