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Linda Ford Wins Brampton Business Award

April 11, 2013

Linda Ford (Business Administration Marketing, 1982) has been named Brampton Board of Trade Business Person of the Year.

Linda is one of Brampton’s most notable and committed business women.  She co-founded the successful human resources firm, Access Career Solutions Inc., in 2000 with her best friend from Sheridan, Lori Robinson. Four years later, they launched a second firm, Temporary Measures, to meet the more flexible and entry-level staffing needs of their clients. In 2012, Linda added Ford Executive to her suite of businesses. She has partnered successfully with clients in service, manufacturing, automotive, aerospace, food and beverage, and the non-profit sector.

The list of community and business organizations that Linda has supported is extensive.  She was President of the Brampton Board of Trade in 2007, only the third woman in 126 years to take on this role.  Before becoming President, she held numerous other positions on the Board of Trade. Linda has also been Vice-Chair of the Brampton Outstanding Business Achievement Awards Committee, an Ambassador in the City of Brampton's Ambassador Program and Past President of the Brampton’s Business and Professional Women's Association. In 2010, Linda was appointed by the Harper Government to serve a two-year term on a new Private Sector Committee (ACSBE) to advise Government on Small Business issues and Entrepreneurship in Canada. Her companies have supported numerous charitable organizations in education, health care, social services and the arts.

The Brampton board will formally present Linda with the award on May 2.