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Highest Achieving 2019 prize-winning Financial Management and Revenue Management learners named


HOSPA, the hospitality professionals’ association, has revealed this year’s highest achieving prize winners across its Professional Development Programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management.


The prize winners are those learners who have achieved the highest grades during their studies in Financial Management and Revenue Management with HOSPA during courses completed in February 2019 and August 2019.


The winners will be presented with their awards and certificates by HOSPA President, Harry Murray MBE, during the association’s Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, which is due to take place on 23rd January in the Screening Rooms at the Soho Hotel, London.


The 2019 HOSPA Professional Development Learner Award winners are as follows:


Financial Management prize winners, who completed their studies in February 2019, were:


Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Sarunas Spakovas, Finance Assistant, The Sloane Club, London

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Simon Bickle, Assistant Cluster Financial Controller, Crowne Plaza Plymouth, Devon

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Maria Gutierrez Mondragon, Accounts Assistant, Delta Norton Park Operations Company Ltd, Winchester (at the time of her studies)


Financial Management prize winners, completed in August 2019 were:


Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Martin Jessop, Commercial Banker, Coutts, London

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Jennifer Miller, Payroll & Cashier Executive, Fairmont St Andrews, Scotland

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Simon Leech, Food and Beverage Cost Controller, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, Scotland


Revenue Management prize winners, completed in February 2019 were:


Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management: Leanda Laughey, Revenue Manager, Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: Kasia Serafin, Revenue Manager, CitySuites Manchester

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Andrew Bunting, Commercial Analyst, Amaris Hospitality Ltd, London


Revenue Management prize winners, completed in August 2019 were:


Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management: Anastasiya Dyuzheva, Corinthia Hotel London (at the time of her studies), now working at Sanderson and St Martins Lane Hotels, London

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: Leanda Laughey, Revenue Manager, Coombe Abbey Hotel, Coventry

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Sarah Artis, Group HR and Revenue Manager, Best Western Ship Hotel, Weybridge


Alongside the winners, the prestigious ‘Overall HOSPA Learner of the Year Award Winners for 2019’ in both Financial Management – sponsored by FM Recruitment – and Revenue Management – sponsored by Edwards & Finn – will also be announced during the ceremony. These top awards are based on the highest combined course work and examination results, recorded in the 2019 HOSPA Financial Management and Revenue Management courses.


During January’s awards ceremony there will also be a panel debate chaired by Professor Peter Jones MBE, Chairman of the HOSPA Professional Development Committee, which will discuss the education needs and recruitment of hospitality finance and revenue managers. Expert input will be provided by Thomas Finn from Edwards and Finn and Chris Denison-Smith from FM Recruitment.


HOSPA will also recognise two organisations for their commitment to education in the fields of Revenue Management and Financial Management. The association is the UK’s leading education provider for hospitality professionals working in Financial Management and Revenue Management, providing skills and knowledge for those seeking to excel in their careers in the commercial side of the hospitality business.


Debra Adams, Head of Professional Development at arena4finance (HOSPA’s education partner), said: “The awards ceremony will be an excellent occasion to mark the hard work of all of those who have participated in the HOSPA courses and, in particular, those who have excelled in their respective fields. It’s our first year of hosting the awards at the Soho Hotel, so we’re very much looking forward to experiencing the wonderful venue.


“We’re extremely proud of all of our learners and prize winners, who have worked exceptionally hard over the last 18 months to maintain a high level in their studies while continuing to work in demanding and fulfilling roles on a day-to-day basis.


“Participation on our HOSPA courses is growing year on year and it’s great to see so many hospitality professionals benefiting from the learning that’s on offer and then applying it in turn to develop their capabilities in their full-time industry roles. 2019 was yet another supremely successful year for our HOSPA learners and we’re very excited to bring a new course in Asset Management online in 2020.”


To attend the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony on 23rd January, tickets cost £50 per person. For bookings, email: education@hospa.org


The deadline date for enrolment for the next intake for both the Financial Management and Revenue Management programmes is 9th March 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.hospa.org/professionaldevelopment; or email: education@hospa.org .





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