A LOCAL estate agent, started by two local mums during lockdown, is in the running for two prestigious business awards.

Cardigan Bay Properties, a specialist estate agent launched during lockdown by Tania Dutnell and Helen Worrall, has been shortlisted for Newcomer of the Year in the Wales Property Awards 2022.

“We are very excited and incredibly proud to receive this nomination,” said Tania.

“The Wales Property Awards offer national recognition of the best in the business, so it’s a fantastic achievement that we have been nominated.

“We both feel passionate about providing a more personal service to property buyers and sellers in west Wales and this nomination is recognition of what we are achieving less than 18 months since we started.”

The company has also been named one of the most exciting new businesses in the region after being shortlisted in the StartUp Awards National Series.

These new awards recognise the huge increase in startups since the pandemic began - in 2020 over 400,000 startups were set up in the UK.

“Being selected as a finalist in the Rural StartUp Award category is something we are very proud of,” said Helen.

“Starting your own business, particularly at such an uncertain time, means a lot of hard work and commitment, but it is definitely the best decision we made.

“We love what we do, and the feedback we are receiving from buyers and sellers is amazing.

“Whatever the result of these awards, we’re looking forward to helping many more people find their perfect property in west Wales.”

The winners of the Wales Property Awards 2022 will be announced at an event in Cardiff City Hall on Thursday, June 23, while the StartUp Awards National Series will be revealed on June 30 at an event at DEPOT, Cardiff.