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Written by Jane Scott

The 2017 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 grades during their studies in Financial Management and Revenue Management with HOSPA on courses completed in February 2017 and August 2017.

The HOSPA courses provide the skills and knowledge for those hospitality professionals seeking to excel in their careers in hospitality finance or revenue management.  

 With both introductory and advanced levels available, the modules have been specifically written for the hospitality sector by specialist educators and industry-leaders and reflect the need for learners to be continuing in full-time work whilst studying. The Financial Management programme is studied in three separate stages over 18 months. The Revenue Management programme is offered in three separate levels, each taking five months to complete.

Financial Management prize winners, completed in February 2017 were:

Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Monika Hyde, Management Accounts Assistant, Quay Hotel & Spa, Deganwy, Wales

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Natalia Zaremba, Renaissance Hotel, Paris

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Matthew Bennett, Financial Controller, The Derbyshire Hotel, Alfreston

Financial Management prize winners, completed in August 2017 were:

Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: Emalyn Gretton, formerly at Jurys Inns Hinckley

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: Monika Hyde, Management Accounts Assistant, Quay Hotel & Spa, Deganwy, Wales

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: Ketan Bhakta, Finance Graduate Manager, Jurys Inns, Birmingham

Revenue Management prize winners, completed in February 2017 were:

Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management: David Clancy, General Manager, Leonardo Edinburgh Capital Hotel, Edinburgh

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: Sam Jennings, Key Market Revenue Manager – South West, Whitbread – Premier Inn, Luton, Bedfordshire

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Diane Little, Assistant Cluster Rooms Revenue Manager, Principal Hotels, Edinburgh

Revenue Management prize winners, completed in August 2017 were:

Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management:  Miriam Waldmeyer, Revenue Centre Manager, Royal Lancaster London Hotel, London

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: Henry Rouse, Revenue Manager, Hoseasons, Lowestoft, Suffolk

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: Sam Jennings, Key Market Revenue Manager – South West, Whitbread – Premier Inn, Luton, Bedfordshire

Cash prizes and certificates will be presented to the winners at the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, a stand-alone celebration dedicated to their achievements. The event will be held on 25th  January 2018 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 – discussing the education needs and recruitment of hospitality finance and revenue managers.

In addition to the presentations to the award winners already named, the prestigious ‘Overall HOSPA Learner of the Year Award Winners 2017’ – for the 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 are based on the highest combined course work and examination results, recorded in the 2017 HOSPA Financial Management and Revenue Management courses. 

The association will also recognise two organisations for their commitment to education in the fields of Revenue Management and Financial Management. 

The association will also recognise two organisations for their commitment to education in the fields of Revenue Management and Financial Management. 

Commenting on the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, the Association’s Head of Professional Development Debra Adams said:

“We are delighted to be returning to the Hilton Park Lane in order to celebrate the achievements of our highest performing learners on the HOSPA Professional Development Programmes during 2017.

Congratulations go to all our learners and prize winners, who have successfully completed each stage of their Financial Management and Revenue Management studies over the last eighteen months. We are very proud of their achievements which have been gained whilst working in demanding and fulfilling roles in the hospitality industry.

During 2017 we have been pleased to welcome more and more learners to our Revenue Management courses. A further development to strengthen our commitment to this important function in the hospitality sector has been the release of our updated Revenue Management ebook which provides an invaluable introduction to the world of Revenue Management and how it can be used in the hospitality industry.”

To attend the Awards Ceremony on 25th January 2018, tickets cost £50 per person. For bookings, email: education@hospa.org or visit Learner Awards Ceremony 2018

The deadline date for enrolment for the next intake is 1 March 2018 – 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 £820 (ex VAT). For further information, visit: www.hospa.org/education; or email: education@hospa.org


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