A WIRRAL business has had its candles rated as one of the best on the market.

Owen Drew Luxury Candles had its 'Amalfi' candle score higher than the products stocked in Harrods, Liberty's of London and Tom Ford in a feature by YOU Magazine.

The product was given a score of 8.5 for its 'luscious, sweet and citrus' smell with 'soft woody undertones' and ranked higher than Tom Ford's and Suzanne Kaufmann candles in the guide which put 'the best scented' candles to the test.

Started by local entrepreneur Drew Cockton in the kitchen of his home in Wallasey in 2016, Owen Drew now has thousands of fans including celebrity heiress Paris Hilton, Coleen Rooney and Maria Hatzistefanis, founder and chief executive of luxury skincare brand Rodial.

The business now employs 12 people and has beenwon 'Start Up Business of the Year' at the Small Business Awards.

Drew told the Globe: "It's so unbelievably encouraging to receive this kind of praise from industry experts.

"I believe our attention to detail, the fact we use the best ingredients money can buy and that we make everything from hand is reflected in our quality."

In the next couple of weeks the company will be opening another boutique store and have plans to release autumn and winter fragrances.