The winners are the learners who achieved the highest grades during their studies in Financial Management and Revenue Management with HOSPA on courses completed in February 2017 and August 2017.

    The HOSPA courses provide the skills and knowledge for those hospitality professionals seeking to excel in their careers in hospitality finance or revenue management.

    With both introductory and advanced levels available, the modules have been specifically written for the hospitality sector by specialist educators and industry-leaders and reflect the need for learners to be continuing in full-time work whilst studying. The Financial Management programme is studied in three separate stages over 18 months. The Revenue Management programme is offered in three separate levels, each taking five months to complete.

    The 2017 HOSPA Professional Development Learner Award Winners are as follows:

    Financial Management prize winners, completed in February 2017 were:

    Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Monika Hyde, Management Accounts Assistant, Quay Hotel Spa, Deganwy, Wales

    Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Natalia Zaremba, Assistant Financial Controller, Renaissance Hotel, Paris

    Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Matthew Bennett, Financial Controller, The Derbyshire Hotel, Alfreton, Derbyshire

    Financial Management prize winners, completed in August 2017 were:

    Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting:

    Emalyn Gretton, formerly Accounts Assistant, Jurys Inns; now at DS Smith Packaging Services Ltd., Bristol

    Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting:
    Monika Hyde, Management Accounts Assistant, Quay Hotel Spa, Deganwy, Wales

    Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Ketan Bhakta, Finance Graduate Manager, Jurys Inns, Birmingham

    Revenue Management prize winners, completed in February 2017 were:

    Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management:

    David Clancy, General Manager, Leonardo Edinburgh Capital Hotel, Edinburgh

    Level 2: Operational Revenue Management:
    Sam Jennings, Key Market Revenue Manager – South West, Whitbread – Premier Inn, Luton, Bedfordshire

    Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Diane Little, Assistant Cluster Rooms Revenue Manager, Principal Hotels, Edinburgh

    Revenue Management prize winners, completed in August 2017 were:

    Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management:

    Miriam Waldmeyer, Revenue Centre Manager, Royal Lancaster London Hotel, London

    Level 2: Operational Revenue Management:
    Henry Rouse, Revenue Manager, Hoseasons, Lowestoft, Suffolk

    Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Sam Jennings, Key Market Revenue Manager – South West, Whitbread – Premier Inn, Luton, Bedfordshire

    Cash prizes and certificates will be presented to the winners at the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, a stand-alone celebration dedicated to their achievements. The event will be held on 25 January 2018 at the Hilton on Park Lane, London, commencing at 2pm. Prior to the Awards Ceremony itself, the afternoon’s proceedings will start with a Panel Debate – chaired by Professor Peter Jones MBE, Chairman of the HOSPA Professional Development Committee – discussing the education needs and recruitment of hospitality finance and revenue managers.

    In addition to the presentations to the award winners already named, the prestigious ‘Overall HOSPA Learner of the Year Award Winners 2017’ – for the Professional Development programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management – will be announced at the Ceremony and presented with their special prizes. The two top awards are based on the highest combined course work and examination results, recorded in the 2017 HOSPA Financial Management and Revenue Management courses.

    The association will also recognise two organisations for their commitment to education in the fields of Revenue Management and Financial Management.

    Commenting on the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, the Association’s Head of Professional Development Debra Adams said: “We are delighted to be returning to the Hilton Park Lane to celebrate the achievements of our highest performing learners on the HOSPA Professional Development Programmes during 2017.

    “Congratulations go to all our learners and prize winners, who have successfully completed each stage of their Financial Management and Revenue Management studies over the last eighteen months. We are very proud of their achievements which have been gained whilst working in demanding and fulfilling roles in the hospitality industry.

    “During 2017, we have been pleased to welcome more and more learners to our Revenue Management courses. A further development to strengthen our commitment to this important function in the hospitality sector has been the release of our updated Revenue Management ebook which provides an invaluable introduction to the world of Revenue Management and how it can be used in the hospitality industry.”

    To attend the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony on 25 January, tickets cost £50 per person. For bookings, email: [email protected]

    The deadline date for enrolment for the next intake is 1 March 2018 – for both the Financial Management and Revenue Management programmes. Both courses are available at three levels – Introductory, Operational and Strategic – each at a cost of £820 (ex VAT). For further information, visit: www.hospa.org/education; or email: [email protected] .

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    ABOUT HOSPA

    HOSPA (Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT) is a non-profit educational organisation, formed to bring together those hospitality industry professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT. Not only is HOSPA recognised as the UK”s authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues, and hotel valuation, but also as the leading arena for debate on hotel technology developments, Revenue Management, and marketing. HOSPA”s Conference and Exhibition – HOSPACE (www.hospace.net) – features a leading set of industry speakers and topics relevant for today”s hospitality managers. It is also home to an industry specialist solutions exhibition, as well as a programme of workshops and technical updates – covering all aspects of hospitality business. HOSPA is on all major Social Media channels, including Twitter on @HOSPATweets. For more information, visit: www.hospa.org

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