A BUSINESS opened in memory of a crash victim from Winsford has been nominated for an award just four months after its launch.

In honour of her brother Josh Rosenberg, Winsford-born Kristy Walsh launched The Mortgage Capital on September 12 last year.

Josh was tragically killed in 2016 when another driver, who also died in the collision, crashed into him at high speed while trying to overtake four cars. He was just 18.

Since that day, Kristy has kept Josh's memory alive and already the mortgage brokerage, opened on what would have been his 26th birthday, has gone from strength to strength.

So much so the Ipswich-based firm, which brokers mortgages for first time buyers, has been shortlisted in the Suffolk Small Business Awards 2024.

Kristy, who herself was crowned 'businesswoman of the year' at the 2023 Suffolk Business Awards, said: "For me, just being nominated, let alone winning an award and being a finalist, is an amazing achievement.

Northwich Guardian: Josh Rosenberg was killed in a head-on collision in 2016Josh Rosenberg was killed in a head-on collision in 2016 (Image: Supplied)

"It shows the effort, we put into The Mortgage Capital and our clients. People seem to see that which is a huge honour in itself.

"All of our business comes from referrals from our clients and social media, which speaks volumes.

"I always wanted to bring out more education on finances to the younger generation to help them get onto the ladder to buying their first buy to let or first commercial property, and to take an interest in this career path, as this information wasn't so clear when I bought my house.

"Also, by having my son and dealing with trauma you never expect to, to see families, friends and clients nominate us and see how far we have come is extremely touching."

Kristy has also been nominated in the young entrepreneur category of the awards.

The award winners will be announced on May 11 later this year.