The Nelson-based Halal Cosmetics Company has received a highly commended mention for the North West in the Great Faces of British Business competition.
The Business is Great Britain campaign launched the competition in 2014, in association with BT Business, to find the most innovative and exciting UK businesses.
The Halal Cosmetics Company, in Every Street, was among the top entries in the North West and just lost out on getting through to the national phase of the competition.
The company produces a range of premium skincare and cleansing products suitable for use by Muslims.
Founder Salma Chaudhry set the company up after researching the chemicals used in some everyday mainstream cosmetics and has since grown the company and begun exporting to new markets.