Sussex Branch

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Welcome to the Sussex Branch

The Institute of Hospitality Sussex Branch supports members in both East and West Sussex and neighbouring counties and seeks to offer a range of events to support your professional development and networking within the Sussex hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Our friendly and welcoming committee represents all sectors within the industry and comprises of members with a wealth of, and diverse range of experience.

As an educational charity, our primary focus as a branch is to continue to promote Hospitality within Sussex by assisting and encouraging young talent in to the industry and supporting all hospitality professionals in their career development from students, graduates and junior team members all the way through to management, general management and beyond. Through this we aspire to help businesses within the area thrive and raise the profile of Sussex hospitality.

We are supporting this through two main objectives:

1) Facilitating and building strong relationships between industry and education, working closely with education and training providers in the area to support them and young people considering careers in the industry.

2) Supporting members through the provision of a diverse range of events and activities some of which jointly with other related professional bodies, charities, suppliers and organisations all designed to support and add value in terms of professional development and networking opportunities.

Above all, we rely on the participation and engagement of our valued Institute members within the area and beyond which can be achieved by joining the Sussex Branch Committee in their upcoming events and activities we provide and working with us to organise them. We very much welcome industry sponsors and partnerships; you too can showcase your company by sponsoring our events, please do get in contact for further information.

Keep in touch with our news and events and follow us on Twitter: @IoHSussex

On behalf of all of the committee, we very much extend you a warm and friendly welcome and look forward to personally meeting you soon.

Rachael Stevens MIH – Branch Chair

Meet the IoH Sussex Branch Committee

Save The Date

Cheers to the New Year with IoH Sussex and Square Root Soda – Wednesday 20 January 2021, Zoom.

Sussex Branch AGM and Dinner – W/C 19th April, Horsted Place. Date TBC.

‘World-class cocktails – Champion mixology’ demonstration in celebration of National Wait Staff week – Monday 17th May, Bolney Vineyard.

‘Celebrating Sussex’ Golf Day to mark ‘Sussex day’ on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Branch Committee Contacts

Contact Position Email Address
Rachael Stevens MIH Chairman Sussexchair@instituteofhospitality.org
Vice Chair
Jane Geering FIH Secretary Sussex@instituteofhospitality.org
Giles Paul MIH Treasurer Sussextreasurer@instituteofhospitality.org

Mark Ashton FIH

Peter Bramich FIH

Claire Catliff MIH

Rupert Culme-Seymour MIH

Callum Curtis-Bennett MIH

Adam Loach MIH

Tamas Mehes

Peter Roberts FIH

Sally Russell MIH

Kerry Turner MIH

Committee Members

Past IoH Sussex Branch Events

I’ve Graduated… So What Now?! – 25 June 2020

Simple Steps Lead to Great Success – 16 July 2020

Brave New World – Hospitality Career Opportunities Post Pandemic – 6 August 2020

Marketing Your Business Out of a Pandemic – 13 August 2020

Leading Teams in Times of Uncertainty – 3 September 2020

Inspiring Hospitality Careers – From Pot Washer to MD – 1 October 2020

Demystyfying Mentors – In celebration of National Mentoring Day – 27 October 2020

Stand Up and Stand Out – 25 November 2020

To watch a recording of any of our events, please select the event image to play the video.