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Date: 26/01/2016

Linda Smith, Director of International Trade at Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce, has been nominated for the Director of the Year Award as part of the Wonderful Worcestershire Women Awards.

As the head of a team of International Trade Advisors, Linda delivers strategic UK Trade & Investment support for exporters in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. She has travelled the world promoting British exports and last year her team assisted over 400 companies with export support and achieved £34.4 million of export business wins. Linda is also a double survivor of cancer and has supported the work of charities such as Macmillan and The Haven Breast Cancer Support Centres. She raised over £1000 for The Haven through completing the Moonwalk 2015 and raised £280 with friends through a tea party last May.

72 women have made it through to the second round of the awards which involves an online public vote. The Chamber is delighted to see Linda short-listed, as well as so many Chamber members.

The Awards were launched by Sarah Mayo Evans, Director at Peach Recruitment and Julia Williams, Director at Premier Places, to recognise the contribution that women bring to the county through both their business and personal lives.

Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 26 February, after which the top five nominees for each category will be taken and shortlisted to the top three by the judges. These finalists will be awarded at a ceremony taking place at Worcestershire County Cricket Club on Friday 29 April, an event which the organisers expect to be another sell-out.

To vote, please visit