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The Winners Of The 2015 HOSPA Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships

Named and presented at HOSPACE 2015



Recipients of HOSPA’s ‘2015 Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships’, sponsored by Fourteen IP, announced and recognised at HOSPACE 2015


The winners of the 2015 ‘HOSPA Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships’, sponsored by Fourteen IP,  were announced yesterday (26 November) by the Association – the UK’s leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT – at its Annual HOSPACE 2015 Conference and Exhibition, held at the Sofitel Hotel, London Heathrow at Terminal 5.


One of the seven 2015 recipients of ‘HOSPA’s Career Investment Development Scholarships’ – Abi Reid (left), a BA undergraduate in International Hospitality Management, School of Sport and Service Management at Brighton University, was pictured yesterday at the Association’s HOSPACE 2015 Conference and Exhibition, with Helen Atkinson, Principal Lecturer, School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton, who nominated her for the HOSPA Scholarship.


The 2015 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners are: Craig Munro, General Manager, Novotel Edinburgh Centre, who won a special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Scholarship – open to applicants from all levels and sectors of Scotland’s hospitality industry, offering learning experiences for career development; Richard Whittle, Commercial Manager for Lake District tour specialist Mountain Goat and sister company, Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel; Stephanie Banfield, a BA undergraduate in International Hospitality Management, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University; Morgane Cajon, studying for a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, School of Tourism and Hospitality, Plymouth University; Joshua Jayakar, a BA (Hons) undergraduate in Hospitality Management, London College of Hospitality and Tourism, University of West London;  Lorraine de Luget, studying for a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, The Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University; and Abi Reid, a BA undergraduate in International Hospitality Management, School of Sport and Service Management, Brighton University.


The scholarship winners – all under 30 years of age – were nominated by: Stephen Broughton, Managing Director, Mountain Goat and Lindeth Howe Country House Hotel; Jeff Sadd, Lecturer in Finance, Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University; Craig Wight, Programme Leader, Undergraduate Hospitality and Cruise Degree Programmes, Plymouth University; Caroline Allan, Course Leader in Hospitality Management and International Hotel Management, London College of Hospitality and Tourism, University of West London; Cathy Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Financial Management, The Oxford School of Hospitality Management, Oxford Brookes University; and Helen Atkinson, Principal Lecturer, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton.


All the 2015 HOSPA Scholarship winners won the opportunity to learn from, be noticed and publicly recognised at yesterday’s prestigious annual HOSPACE 2015 Conference and Exhibition. In addition, they attended last night’s Gala Dinner and will be profiled in HOSPA’s monthly magazine ‘The Overview’.


Commenting on the scholarship winners, HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon said: “We are delighted that that our new joint HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship offer, with HIT Scotland, has resulted in Craig Munro, General Manager, Novotel Edinburgh Centre, spending the day with us at HOSPACE 2015. We look forward to working closely with HIT Scotland and welcoming more hospitality industry scholars from north of the border at HOSPACE 2016.


“Our congratulations go to all our 2015 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners. I am confident that HOSPACE 2015 will have proved extremely beneficial to Craig Munro, Richard Whittle and the five talented students – with possible future careers in hospitality finance, revenue management and IT. The scholarships fit a HOSPA priority objective to provide information, education and inspiration; and yesterday’s HOSPACE 2015 Conference and Exhibition will have given them all an invaluable platform for enhancing learning and networking with top industry experts, whilst gaining recognition from the hospitality profession at large.  The awards underpin HOSPA’s commitment to the future of the industry through the ongoing provision of professional development.”   


Neil Tolley – Managing Director of Fourteen IP, sponsor of HOSPACE 2015 and HOSPA Career Investment Development scholarships –added: "Fourteen IP was delighted once again to be a major sponsor of HOSPACE, not only providing the general sponsorship for this key Industry event, but also providing support for these young people and their Career and Future Career Scholarships at HOSPACE 2015. This ties in with Fourteen IP's commitment to the HP Apprentice Scheme in the technology area of hospitality.”


Also Fourteen IP showed a film about the HP Apprentice Scheme to coincide with the public presentation of the ‘2015 HOSPA Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarship’ winners to the HOSPACE delegates.

Please see the link to the award winners profile page: http://hospa.org/en/events/awards-lunch/2015-award-winners/#.VmVU-vmLQdU

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