An architectural practice with offices in Blackburn and Burnley has been selected as a finalist in the EB100 awards.

HAD & CO, which also has a Manchester office, is led by a team of talented women and the company says the recognition highlights the “exceptional commitment and dedication” demonstrated by its employees.

The EB100 Awards aim to celebrate excellence in various industries and honour organisations which have shown outstanding performance and innovation.

HAD & CO founder Saira Hussain said: “We are honoured to be recognised as a finalist at the EB100 Award and on the Elite Business 100 list. This accomplishment underscores our dedication to pushing boundaries, creating sustainable designs, and powering women in architecture and construction.

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“We are proud of what we have achieved and are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”

A spokesperson for the EB100 Awards said: “We’ve had the great privilege of covering some of  Britain’s best SME businesses, and they continue to exhilarate us with their ingenuity.

“We believe it is important to highlight these businesses and to this end, we publish the Elite Business 100, the annual definitive league table that celebrates business excellence in the UK.

“In conjunction with the guide, we host a celebratory awards evening to further congratulate all our winners.”