Linda left the FE sector to join AIM Awards in 2006. Teaching in FE was focussed on science including hairdressing and catering science, much of which was self-taught! She was involved in the very early days of Access to HE, helping to develop one of the first Access to HE programmes in the East Midlands region. Linda has led the organisation from its membership of NOCN to an independent and national awarding organisation as well as moving premises twice! She has two grandchildren who take up a lot of her time outside of work as well as a house in central France where she recharges her batteries.