Double nomination delight for duo who help women

NOMINATED: Louise Morritt, left, and Linden Cook of Peterlee-based One Awards.
NOMINATED: Louise Morritt, left, and Linden Cook of Peterlee-based One Awards.

AN organisation that helps thousands of adult learners gain qualifications is celebrating a double achievement.

Two women from organisation One Awards based in Peterlee have been nominated for prestigious WIN (Women into the Network) awards.

Chief executive Louise Morritt has been shortlisted for The Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship given to a woman who, over the last five years or more, has achieved outstanding success in creating or growing a new or existing enterprise.

She said: “At the heart of One Awards lies a genuine desire to make a real difference to the lives of adult learners across the UK – as well as here in the North-East. We are delighted and honoured to be finalists in the WIN Awards.”

And Linden Cook, deputy chief executive of One Awards, has been shortlisted for Key Women of the Year.

It is awarded to a woman in a senior position who has played a key role in the transformation, development or growth of a business or organisation.

Linden said: “The thousands of learners passing through our growing network of member organisations underline the valuable and lasting legacy we play a part in creating.

“We are thrilled that our contribution to learning at One Awards is recognised and celebrated.”

The WIN Awards bring together high-flying women from a variety of sectors across the North East.

One Awards formerly the Open College Network North East Region offers a host of tailored educational services throughout the UK including access to qualifications and training to learning providers.