Winners of HOSPA’s ‘2017 Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships’
Sponsored by IDeaS, announced and recognised at HOSPACE2017
The winner of the Special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship: Pat Jones, Manager-Accounts, at Old Course Hotel St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa
The winners of the 2017 ‘Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships’, sponsored by IDeaS, were announced and publicly recognized on Thursday (2 November) by HOSPA – the UK’s leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT – at its Annual HOSPACE2017 Conference and Exhibition, held at the Royal Lancaster London.
2017 HOSPA Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarship recipients pictured on stage at HOSPACE2017 with Warren Mandelbaum, Sales Director EMEA, IDeaS (extreme left), and Jane Scott, HOSPA Professional Development Programmes Coordinator (extreme right). From left to right: Sukhman Singh, studying for a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, Oxford School of Hospitality, Oxford Brookes University; Sofia Vallasciani, a BA (Hons) Hotel Management undergraduate at The Edge Hotel School, University of Essex/Wivenhoe House, Colchester; Sarah Waddington-Azambuja, a BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management undergraduate at Brighton University; and Rhodric Allen, studying for a Bachelor of Business degree in Administration in Hospitality Management at Glion Institute of Higher Education, London.
At the event, Pat Jones, Manager – Accounts, Hospitality & Real Estate, Old Course Hotel St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews, Scotland, 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.
The 2017 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners and their nominators were:
Sofia Vallasciani, a BA (Hons) Hotel Management undergraduate at The Edge Hotel School, University of Essex/Wivenhoe House, Colchester. She was nominated by Andrew Boer, Principal of the Edge Hotel School
Sukhman Singh, studying for a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, Oxford School of Hospitality, Oxford Brookes University. He was nominated by Dr Kate Ringham, Programme Lead for Postgraduate Hospitality, Oxford School of Hospitality, Oxford Brookes University
Sarah Waddington-Azambuja, a BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management undergraduate at Brighton University. She was nominated by Helen Atkinson, Principal Lecturer, School of Sport and Service Management, University of Brighton
Rhodric Allen, studying for a Bachelor of Business degree in Administration in Hospitality Management at Glion Institute of Higher Education, London. He was nominated by Yaneal Patel, Lecturer and Subject Leader at Glion Institute of Higher Education.
The 2017 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners – all under 30 years of age – won the opportunity to learn from, be noticed and publicly recognised at Thursday’s prestigious annual HOSPACE2017 Conference and Exhibition. That evening, they also attended the HOSPA Gala Awards Dinner; and will be profiled in the Association’s monthly magazine The Overview. The winner of the special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Scholarship, Pat Jones, also received the same HOSPACE2017 and The Overview reward as the other HOSPA scholars.
Commenting on the scholarship winners, HOSPA Chief Executive Jane Pendlebury said: “We were delighted to honour at HOSPACE2017 our third ever winner of our special joint HOSPA/HIT Scotland Career Investment Development Scholarship – Pat Jones. HIT Scotland does such an excellent job in assisting people to achieve their potential within Scottish hospitality, and we look forward very much to welcoming more HIT scholars from north of the border in future years.
“Huge congratulations go to all our 2017 HOSPA Scholarship winners. I am sure that HOSPACE2017 will have proved extremely beneficial to Pat, as indeed it will have been for the four, talented university and hotel school students who could well pursue future careers in hospitality finance, revenue management and IT.”
Head of Professional Development Debra Adams added: “HOSPACE2017 will have given all our scholarship winners an invaluable platform for enhancing learning and networking with top industry experts and leaders, 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.”
For further information:
HOSPA Head of Professional Development
Merley House Business Centre
Merley House Lane
Tel: 01202 889430
HOSPA Chief Executive
Surrey GU27 2PH
Tel: 0203 418 8196
Dr Julian Demetriadi FIH PhD
Tel: 01722 238 627
iPhone: 07585 505309
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