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HOSPA recognises two companies for outstanding commitment to professional development < back

Written by Debra Adams

On Thursday 25th January, HOSPA celebrated the success of its highest achieving learners at the association’s Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, held at the Hilton on Park Lane, London. After announcing the 2017 ‘Overall Learners of the Year’, HOSPA recognised two companies for their outstanding commitment to supporting professional development in Financial Management and Revenue Management.

The ‘Commitment to Education in Revenue Management’ award was presented to the Principal Hotel Company; a collection of award-winning hotels located in city centre locations across the UK. Amy Jageneau, Revenue Director De Vere, Principal Hotel Company received the HOSPA glass trophy on behalf of the organisation.

Alan Corlett, Group Commercial Revenue Director for Principal Hotel Company, commented: “The Principal Hotel Company owns and operates over 30 landmark buildings across the length and breadth of the U.K, comprising of PRINCIPAL in city centres and De Vere, modern country estate hotels with mansion houses at their heart.

A £250 million investment programme is currently underway, which will see many of the group’s properties refurbished and repositioned, including The Principal London, the former Hotel Russell, which will open in Bloomsbury this April following a £75 million restoration.

By enrolling members of our revenue and finance teams on HOSPA’s accredited courses, we’re ensuring that we give our colleagues the opportunities to progress within our business by achieving a credible, industry qualification. Working with HOSPA also ensures that our teams are kept fully up-to-date with industry trends and developments, future proofing our business for years to come.

The ‘Commitment to Education in Financial Management’ award was presented to The Carden Park Hotel, an independent luxury country hotel located in Cheshire. Wendy Carman, Director of Finance, collected their glass trophy on behalf of the hotel. 

Commenting on the award, Wendy said:

When we were looking for a Finance Learning Programme we knew instantly that HOSPA was the right fit for Carden Park Hotel. It is an industry recognised programme that not only ensures our employees are gaining the right qualifications and knowledge but one that #teamcarden are also enthusiastic about completing.

The nature of hotel accounting is very different to many industries and we wanted an exciting Finance Learning Programme that reflected this. At Carden Park our ethos is to ‘grow our own’, we ensure that our team has the opportunity to develop within their roles and HOSPA has been a big part of this for our finance and food and beverage teams. The team turnover is very low for which we can partially attribute to them feeling valued and being able to progress by completing appropriate training. The support from HOSPA throughout our learning journey has been fantastic and we will certainly be continuing to grow our team with their programme.”

HOSPA’s programmes in Financial and Revenue Management, delivered in association with arena4finance, are aimed at aspiring hospitality professionals who wish to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their careers in hospitality finance or revenue management.

Both courses 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:

  • Stage 1: Introduction to Financial Management
  • Stage 2: Operational Management Accounting
  • Stage 3: Strategic Management Accounting

The Revenue Management programme is offered in three separate levels, each taking five months to complete:

  • Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management
  • Level 2: Operational Revenue Management Level
  • Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management

The deadline date for enrolment for both the Financial Management and Revenue Management programmes is 5th March 2018. Both courses are available at three levels – Introductory, Operational and Strategic – each at a cost of £820 (ex VAT). For more information visit:; or email:

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