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Karen Cole receives third award nomination

16 October 2015

Karen Cole, Director of Training for the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of her work on motorcycle safety – her third this year.

She is a RoadSafe board member and sits on the judging panel for the Prince Michael International Road Safety Awards.

Two previous awards were presented at the beginning of the year, one for ‘services to rider and safety training’, and another for ‘outstanding achievement in motorcycle safety’.

She will find out if her team has won an Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) ‘IMI Specialist Centre of the Year 2015’ award tomorrow.

This latest nomination recognises Karen’s work in setting up an IMI Approved centre in 2013, creating a framework to encourage and signpost high quality motorcycle training, known as the Motorcycle Industry Accreditation Centre (MCIAC).  This is a first for any EU country and is the latest measure to improve the long term safety of motorcyclists, initiated by Karen in her role for the MCIA.

Karen Cole puts her own success down to surrounding herself with the right people:

“I lead a team of motorcyclists, who are all passionate about improving motorcycle safety and training, who share in any awards I may or may not win. I couldn't do it without them”.

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