The other week I received the exciting news that Mwydro has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Llais Cymru Women in Business Awards 2022.
The awards celebrate women running their own businesses in Wales and are voted for by the public. The awards have 16 categories ranging from Best New Business to Mums in Business to High Street Hero. It was an honour to find out that Mwydro has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Use of the Welsh Language Award for my work creating Welsh language GIFs for all to enjoy.
To date I’ve created over 300 Welsh Language animated GIFs in Mwydro’s quirky styling for everyone to enjoy, which have been viewed by over 80 million people.
As a shock to many, I don’t make a penny from these GIFs – as I simply created them to give small businesses like myself the opportunity to promote their products and services on social media through the medium of Welsh.
It was identifying this need in the market for Welsh GIFs which encouraged me to adapt my business to become a GIF designer, so to be recognised for my work by being nominated for this award truly means the world!
The online awards ceremony will be held on Friday the 8th of July at 19:00 GMT, and the best thing is – everyone’s invited! I can’t wait to get the opportunity to celebrate all the amazing female-led small businesses out there, and I’d love for you to join in the celebrations too!