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Written by Debra Adams

The 2016 highest achieving prize winners in HOSPA’s hospitality focused Professional Development Programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management have been announced by the Association – the UK’s leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT.

The winners are the learners who achieved the highest HOSPA Professional Development Programmes’ scores, based on their results in each of the HOSPA examination categories for Financial Management and Revenue Management – completed in February 2016 and August 2016.

The 2016 HOSPA Professional Development Learner Award Winners are as follows:

 

The February 2016 HOSPA Professional Development Programme in Financial Management prize winners were:

Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Kamila Lipnicka, Accounts Assistant, Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Begona Manzanero, Accounts Payable Supervisor, Hilton Park Lane, London

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Sam Willetts, Accounts Manager – Reporting, Jurys Inns

The August 2016 HOSPA Professional Development Programme in Financial Management prize winners were:

Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Ketan Bhakta, Finance Graduate Manager, Jurys Inns

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Kamila Lipnicka, Accounts Assistant, Radisson Blu Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: James Bland, Food and Beverage Stock Controller, Redworth Hall Hotel, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

The February 2016 HOSPA Professional Development Programme in Revenue Management prize winners were:

Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management: Bethany Parker, Cluster Revenue Data Analyst, Principal Hayley Hotels, Glasgow Cluster

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: Pankaj Khanna, Value Centre General Manager, Thistle City Barbican, London

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Zena Carter, Revenue Manager, Farncombe Estate Holdings Ltd.

The August 2016 HOSPA Professional Development Programme in Revenue Management prize winners were:

Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management:  Sam Jennings, Key Market Revenue Manager – South West, Whitbread – Premier Inn

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: Diane Little, Assistant Cluster Rooms Revenue Manager, Principal Hotels, Edinburgh

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Bethany Parker, Cluster Revenue Data Analyst, Principal Hayley Hotels, Glasgow Cluster

Cash prizes and certificates will be presented to the winning HOSPA learners at a brand new event on the HOSPA calendar – the HOSPA Annual Student Awards Ceremony, a stand-alone celebration dedicated to the achievements of HOSPA learners. The first such event will be held on 25 January 2017 at the Hilton on Park Lane, London, commencing at 2pm. Prior to the Awards Ceremony itself, the afternoon’s proceedings will start with a Panel Debate – chaired by Professor Peter Jones MBE, Chairman of the HOSPA Professional Development Committee – involving expert participants discussing ‘Developing the hospitality Financial Management and Revenue Management professional – the next generation’.

In addition to the presentations to the award winners already named, the prestigious ‘Overall HOSPA Learner of the Year Award Winners 2016’ –for the HOSPA Professional Development programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management – will be announced at the Ceremony and presented with their special prizes. The two top awards arebased on the highest combined course work and examination results, recorded in the 2016 HOSPA Financial Management and Revenue Management programmes.

Commenting on the first ever HOSPA Annual Student Awards Ceremony, the Association’s Head of Professional Development Debra Adams said: “We are excited to launch this newly revised format, which will enable us to focus on the celebration of the achievements of our highest performing learners in the presence of their company sponsors. The event is centered on the professional development of the next generation of revenue managers and financial managers. It will enable our learners to network with industry leaders, whilst enjoying the hotel’s hospitality.

Congratulations go to all our learners and prize winners, who have successfully completed each stage of their Financial Management and Revenue Management studies in 2016. We are very proud of them. They have all demonstrated outstanding commitment to their careers, combining study with demanding full-time roles in the hotel and restaurant industry.

“Our first ever HOSPA Annual Student Awards Ceremony is the culmination of a momentous year for the HOSPA Professional Development team. This has included recognition of our Financial Management and Revenue Management courses by People 1st – the skills and workforce development charity for employers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure, travel, passenger transport and retail industries; and the securing of funding from the Savoy Educational Trust to further the development of our Revenue Management courses and support the updating of HOSPA’s highly acclaimed Revenue Management ebook.”

For attending the HOSPA Annual Student Awards Ceremony on 25 January, tickets cost £50 per person. For bookings, email: education@hospa.org

The deadline date for enrolment for the next intake is 1 March 2017 – for both the Financial Management and Revenue Management programmes. Both courses are available at three levels – Introductory, Operational and Strategic – each at a cost of £780 (ex VAT). For further information, visit: www.hospa.org/education; or email: education@hospa.org


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