The winners of the 2013 'Career Investment Development Scholarships' of HOSPA - the UK's leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT - were announced on Thursday (21 November) at HOSPA's Annual Conference and Exhibition, HOSPACE 2013, held at the Sofitel Hotel, London Heathrow at Terminal 5.
All the 2013 recipients of 'HOSPA's Career Investment Development Scholarships' were pictured at HOSPACE 2013 with HOSPA chairman Paul Dukes (pictured centre), who is also Chairman at Kew Green Hotels. The scholarship winners are from left to right: Andrew McArdle, a BA (Hons) undergraduate in International Hospitality Management at Bournemouth University; Carl-Johan Roll, studying for an Associate Degree in Hospitality Administration at Glion Institute of Higher Education London; Samantha Lim, Accounts Assistant, Radisson Blu Hotel Liverpool; Luna Wang, studying for a BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and currently attending Oxford Brookes University as part of an exchange programme; Marine Mortin, a BA (Hons) undergraduate in International Hospitality Management at University of West London; Tianyue Qui, a BSc (Hons) undergraduate in International Hospitality Management at University of Surrey; and Roxanne Guilbot, studying for a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management at University of Brighton.
The winners - all under 30 years of age - were nominated by: Lisa Yang, Cluster Financial Controller, Radisoon Blue Manchester Airport and Radisson Blu Liverpool; Andrew Boer, Associate Dean , Bournemouth University; Cathy Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Oxford Brookes University; Peter Alcott, Course Leader for International Hotel Management (UG) and Senior Tutor, University of Surrey; Helen Atkinson, Principal Lecturer, University of Brighton; Mia Touzin, Field Leader, Hospitality and Event Management, University of West London; and Georgette Davey, Dean at Glion Institute of Higher Education London.
All the 2013 HOSPA scholarship winners won the opportunity to learn from, be noticed and publicly recognised at Thursday's prestigious annual HOSPACE 2013 Conference and Exhibition. In addition, they attended last Thursday's Gala Dinner and will be profiled in HOSPA's monthly magazine 'The Overview'.
Commenting on the scholarship winners, HOSPA Chief Executive Car Weldon said: "We are delighted to welcome our scholarship winners to HOSPACE 2013 - the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of like-minded hospitality practitioners in the UK. The HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarships give hospitality students - and those at the beginning of their careers in hospitality finance, revenue management and IT - an invaluable platform for enhancing, learning and networking with top industry experts, whilst gaining recognition from the hospitality profession at large. The awards confirm HOSPA's ongoing commitment to the future of the industry."