Hospitality Winners of 2012 HOSPA ‘Career Investment Development Scholarships’ announced at HOSPACE 2012
The outstanding young hospitality industry employees and student winners of the 2012 'Career Investment Development Scholarships' ofHOSPA– the UK's leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT – were announced Thursday, 22 November at HOSPA's Annual Conference and Exhibition,HOSPACE 2012, held at the Sofitel Hotel, London Heathrow at Terminal 5.
'Outstanding Young Hospitality Industry Employees'
The 2012 recipients of the 'HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship' for being 'Outstanding Young Hospitality Industry Employees' are Natalie Hassell, Revenue Management Analyst, De Vere Hotels; and Mareen Kroeger, Reservations Co-ordinator, Malmaison Reading. Natalie was nominated for her award by HOSPA President Robert Cook, Chief Executive of De Vere Hotels & Village Urban Resorts; and Mareen was nominated by Paul Watson, General Manager, Malmaison Reading. Unfortunately, Mareen was unable to attend HOSPACE 2012.
HOSPA's Student Scholarship Winners
The UK University and College student winners were nominated for 'HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarships' by hospitality course leaders for excelling in their current full-time undergraduate hospitality-related studies. The recipients were:
Andreas Holmes-Berge, studying International Hospitality Management atOxford Brookes University; Cara McElroy, undergraduate in Hospitality Management atBournemouth University; Bianca Ruxandra Anghel, studying Hospitality Business Management at University College Birmingham; and Kendra Dhakal, undergraduate in Hospitality Management at the University of West London.
The winning students were nominated by Cathy Burgess, Senior Lecturer in Accounting,OxfordBrookesUniversity; Andy Boer, Head of Hospitality,BournemouthUniversity; Tracy Haupt, Industrial Placement Co-ordinator, University College Birmingham; aupt, UndeHaupt and Mia Touzin, Field Leader, Hospitality and Event Management,UniversityofWest London.
All the 2012 HOSPA scholarship winners won the opportunity to learn from, be noticed and publicly recognised at yesterday's prestigious annual HOSPACE 2012 Conference and Exhibition. In addition, they attended the HOSPACE 2012 Gala Dinner and will be profiled in HOSPA's monthly magazine 'The Overview'.
Commenting on the scholarships, HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon said: "Many congratulations to our award winners. The HOSPA Career Investment Scholarships confirm HOSPA's commitment to the future of the Industry, and those about to enter the profession. We are greatly indebted to Extegral Solutions Ltd. for sponsoring these awards."
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HOSPA (Hospitality Professionals Association for Finance, Revenue Managementand IT) is a non-profit educational organisation, formed to bring together those hospitality industry professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT. Not only is HOSPA recognised as the UK"s authoritative voice in the hospitality industry on financial management, technical accounting issues, taxation, and hotel valuation, but also as the leading arena for debate on hotel technology developments and issues, and Revenue Management topics, through their prestigious annual HOSPACE Conference and meetings programmes (www.hospace.org) . The membership has expanded to nearly 1,100 members. HOSPA – which has provided an industry specific, hospitality focused programme in Financial Management for over 23 years – has recently introduced a similar programme for Revenue Management. HOSPA is on all major Social media channels especially Twitter on @HOSPATweets. For more information, visit: www.hospa.org