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The latest 'food for thought' from HOSPA on trends and hot topics affecting those working in the hospitality industry. On a regular basis we will post on the blog across a range of issues that impact the everyday working lives of HOSPA members, to help them become more informed, up to date and be able to debate on the key issues impacting the hospitality industry.

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May
2013

Desperately Seeking Finance

Written by Jo Huey.
“Budgeting now occupies a central position in the design and operation of most management accounting systems…Nevertheless, despite its wide acceptance, budgeting remains one of the most intriguing and perplexing of management accounting procedures.” Hopwood’s quote from his classic 1974 text “Accounting and Human Behaviour” seems to be just as relevant ...

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Apr
2013


10

Apr
2013

Don’t Get Frozen Out

Written by Jo Huey.
Carl Weldon on Google’s pandas, penguins and passion for hotels Think Google…think Google algorithm updates. Panda and Penguin are the code names for two significant updates to the way the Google Search ranks and looks at websites. See below for more details but essentially one is checking for quality…the other ...

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28

Feb
2013

Taking the Pill - the Tablet Revolution

Written by Jo Huey.
The recent Hospitality Show in Birmingham showcased how some of the latest technologies could be used by the hotel sector, to increase efficiency and make hotel stays that bit better.A major shift that has occurred in the hotel sector in the past five years is that system suppliers have rewritten ...

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25

Feb
2013

In the Spotlight… Kate Roberts, Senior Director Information Resources Field Operations, Marriott Hotels

Written by Jo Huey.
Kate Roberts was awarded IT Professional of the Year, at the HOSPA Awards Lunch in December of last year. Kate has worked her way up within Marriot, and is now responsible for IT within the whole of Europe. We caught up with Kate to hear more about her time in ...

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31

Jan
2013

In the Spotlight… Clinton Campbell, Group Revenue Manager, Apex Hotels

Written by Jo Huey.
In December, Clinton Campbell was awarded the HOSPA Revenue Management Professional of the Year award at the annual Awards. The Group Revenue Manager of Apex Hotels, we caught up with Clinton recently to hear a little more about his role within Apex, winning the award and predictions for the hospitality ...

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05

Nov
2012

Look no further than HOSPACE 2012

Written by Jo Huey.
‘Taking the Investment Forward – Making the Most of the Investment in Your People and Business to Create Value’, to be held at the Sofitel London Heathrow, at Terminal 5 on Thursday 22nd November 2012.Setting the scene for HOSPACE 2012 will be a special ‘Leaders Panel’ discussion on the current ...

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19

Oct
2012

Are you ready for RTI?

Written by Jo Huey.
On a chilly autumn evening in October, over 40 HOSPA members gathered at the offices of Mazars at Towerhill, London, to listen to an excellent and informative presentation on Real Time Information from Maggie Anderson at HM Revenue and Customs. This subject was essential listening for those working in finance ...

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05

Oct
2012

Five Minutes with Angela Vickers - Managing Director of Apex Hotels

Written by Jo Huey.
HOSPA Chief Executive Carl Weldon recently met up with Angela Vickers Managing Director of Apex Hotels who is a member of the Leaders’ Panel at HOSPACE 2012 What was it like going from Finance Director (FD) to Managing Director (MD)?My first action was to give the General Managers more autonomy. ...

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