A father and son have landed a £1million deal with legendary rock band Queen to make busts of Freddie Mercury's face.

Sculpting company Mackenzie & Son, based in Elberton, has signed a deal with America merchandising company Bravado to create busts of the iconic singer and sell them as official Queen products.

All the profits will go to the band’s charity, the Mercury Phoenix Trust, that fights HIV/AIDS across the world.

Tom and Grant Mackenzie made their first Freddie bust for the premiere of Queen’s biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. The original sculpture is now on display at the Queen Studio Experience in Montreux, Switzerland.

The company has also made busts of Alan Turing for Google and Microsoft, as well as working with families to honour loved ones who have passed away.

Selling its products around the world, Mackenzie and Son have been supported by the Department for International Trade (DIT).

Grant Mackenzie said: "“We are so excited that the sales of our Freddie busts will be helping to fund desperately needed HIV and AIDS initiatives around the world.

"Working with Queen and the Mercury Phoenix Trust has been a great experience, and the exporting aspect has been made easier with support from our International Trade Advisor at DIT."

Secretary of State for International Trade Liz Truss said: “It is great to see a brilliant UK business like Mackenzie & Son join forces with such an iconic British rock band to make a real difference to people’s lives.

“Not only is this company championing the best of Britain on a global stage, they are also helping in the fight against HIV and AIDS.”