Burnley has been named the most enterprising place in the UK.
It has beaten hundreds of locations for the prestigous award, recognising investment in regeneration, business and education.
Prince Charles added his congratulations to the town saying it was a sign of its pioneering spirit.
Our correspondent Matt O'Donoghue reports.
Burnley has been named as the most enterprising town in the country by the Government.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills award reflects the range of business and economic developments in the town.