A TEAM from Clynfyw Care Farm at Abercych will be among a string of Cardigan organisations heading north to Wrexham on Friday (November 8) for the Welsh regional Rural Business Awards 2019.

“It’s a pretty exciting day,” said Clynfyw’s day service coordinator Andy O’Connell. “This is a national competition and we are finalists in both the Best Rural Diversification and Best Rural Social Enterprise categories.

“The standard is always really high, and even if we don’t win, we are proud to have got this far.”

The Cardigan area is well represented throughout in the competition, with four other businesses in the running for awards alongside Clynfyw.

Cardigan’s Area 43, which provides support to young people aged 16-25 in the town and surrounding area, is also in in the Best Social Enterprise category.

Butcher Dewi James a'i Gwmni, which has shops in both Cardigan and Newcastle Emlyn, has made it through in the best rural food and drink business category and also in the best rural retail business.

They will also be joined in the best rural retail business by fellow Cardigan butcher Tom Samways.

The list of nominations is completed by Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages in the best rural tourism category.

This is the fifth year the awards have been staged, with the UK-wide national finals next February.

Cardigan’s Crwst won the best rural start-up category at the 2018-19 national awards ceremony.