A LONG-established Bury locksmith has found the key to success — twice over.

And it’s a double celebration for Authorized Access which has notched up national and local accolades in the same week.

The company, based in Bolton Street, has clinched the “third most loved locksmith” in the UK award in a nationwide campaign competed for through the Best of Websites.

The UK-wide competition saw more than 30,000 firms receive nominations and Authorized Access emerged as the third-placed business in the locksmiths sector.

In addition, satisfied customers of the company have voted Authorized Access the best service provider in the town through the Best of Bury website.

The business triumphed in the homes and garden category, beating 11 others who were competing for the same title.

Owner David Ramsden said: “We are all thrilled and highly honoured that our customers feel strongly enough to have bestowed these awards upon us and thank everyone who voted.”

He believes the success is due to a great team whose dedication to exceptional customer service is paying great dividends.

Authorized Access, accredited by the Master Locksmith's Association, celebrates its 21st anniversary next month.

The business, which was previously located in Walmersley Road, is supporting Bury Hospice as its chosen charity throughout its year of celebration.