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Linda Wyatt has been the CEO of AIM since it was formed in 2012. She stepped down from the position in September this year when the organisation merged with Open College Network West Midlands.

Linda was nominated by AIM colleagues in recognition of her (almost) 40 years of service to the FE / Training/Awarding sector and her leadership of AIM. Initially Linda worked for Open College Network then, after a series of organisational changes, set up the independent Awarding Organisation (AO) AIM Awards in 2012.

Energy bills for UK businesses will be cut by around half their predicted level this winter under a huge government support package. The scheme will fix wholesale gas and electricity prices for firms for six months from October 1, shielding businesses from crippling costs.

Hospitals, schools and charities will also get help, the government said. It comes after ministers announced a £150bn plan to help households with their soaring bills for two years.

Martin McTague, National Chair of the Federation of Small Businesses commented: “This is clear and decisive action to support growth. The decision to reverse all four of these tax rises will support livelihoods, jobs and small businesses across the UK. Removing taxes on jobs, investment and growth is the right thing to do, and FSB has campaigned long and hard for this decision.