Morton Fraser chairman honoured as Action for Children Scotland’s Woman of Influence 2015
Linda Urquhart OBE, chairman of Morton Fraser was named Action for Children Scotland’s “Woman of Influence 2015” at an awards ceremony held on Sunday.
Ms Urquhart beat off competition from author and broadcaster, Muriel Grey; Baroness Mobarik of Mearns CBE; group HR director at William Grant & Son, Rosemary McGinness and Margaret Anne Ford, Baroness Ford of Cunninghame to lift the award, which celebrates women who have had an important impact on society.
The event, held at Glasgow’s Grand Central, raised more than £80,000 in aid of Action for Children Scotland, with more than £1 million raised since Woman of Influence began in 2001.
Carol Iddon, director of children’s services at Action for Children Scotland, said: “Linda has received the Woman of Influence award for her outstanding contribution to the community and business sector. She’s an excellent role model for the young people we support across Scotland.
“Her work and input has benefited charities across the community and proves she’s a real Woman of Influence. We’re proud that Action for Children is celebrating her success this year.”