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Welcome to the Northern Ireland Branch

I am immensely proud to have been re-elected as chair for the forthcoming year.
The Committee and I will continue to promote the wonderful hospitality profession in Northern Ireland, and beyond, as well as working to assist our valued members. The NI Branch are particularly involved in working with local industry partners in promoting and raising the profile of the Northern Ireland hospitality, tourism and leisure profession. Tourism growth has risen year on year since our troubled past with over 1000 hotel bedrooms added to the Northern Ireland footprint in 2018. There are further plans to add another 3000 before 2021.

We have a very exciting year ahead and are especially looking forward to the 25th anniversary of the Institute of Hospitality (NI Branch) Awards for Professionalism. Our Silver Jubilee year promises to be the best one yet. Our awards recognise the most dedicated and passionate individuals working across Northern Ireland’s ever-expanding hospitality industry.

Under 16s in Northern Ireland make up almost 25% of the population which is more young people than anywhere else in the UK. Therefore, the focus for the NI committee surrounds attracting and retaining our young people to the hospitality, tourism and leisure industries by promoting it as a career of choice and not the job of last resort.

Read about our Student Conference, which took place in September 2019.

See the list of finalists for the 25th Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland Awards for Professionalism.

Marianne Hood FIH

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Branch Committee Contacts

Contact Position Email Address
Marianne Hood FIH Chairman
Eoin McGrath MIH Vice Chair
Caitriona Lennox MIH Secretary
Aaron Logan MIH Treasurer

Michael Cafolla MIH

Neil Devlin MIH

Sinead Scott MIH

Michael Stewart MIH

Nikki McQuillan MIH

Vicki Green MIH

Lydia Gourley MIH

Lisa Steele MIH

Jonathan Topping MIH

Committee Members


IoH Scotland Branch AGM

6 October, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm