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Welcome to the London Branch 

London is the largest Branch of the Institute and seeks to promote the highest professional standards of management and education within the London hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. We support all hospitality professionals in their career development from hospitality students, graduates and junior managers just embarking on their career, through all management tiers to general management and directorship. 

Indeed, through our ‘Aspiring Managers Awards’ Programme we actively recognise and reward those ‘up-and coming’ management ‘stars’ commencing their careers within London who are already making a difference in the levels of service and quality standards they are achieving

We seek to be inclusive in ensuring that all sectors of the industry throughout the capital benefit from our support and their participation. This includes suppliers, recruitment and HR organisations and charities and most importantly, support from training organisations for the continuous professional development of our members.

As an educational charity, the Institute are particularly involved in the promotion of hospitality as a career and raising the profile of the hospitality industry in supporting London as a world-leading capital city for employment and business and as a destination for leisure, tourism and entertainment. 

Most of all, however, we rely on the participation of our Institute members within Greater London and beyond, which can be done by joining the London Branch Committee in the upcoming events and activities we provide. We always welcome industry sponsors, and I am delighted to announce that our Key Industry Sponsor this year is Blue Arrow. You too can showcase your company by sponsoring our events, please contact us to find out more about the fantastic opportunities we have for you.

Branch Events

Student Learning and Development Forum 2017, The Bloomsbury Hotel, Wednesday 15th November

CPD and Networking Event with Jonathan Gray, Partner for and behalf of Pitmans LLP - GDPR - threat or opportunity? Knowledge (and responsible data control) is power, Crowne Plaza Kensington Hotel, Monday 20th November, 6.00pm

Student Learning and Development Forum 2017, The Bloomsbury Hotel, Wednesday 15th November

A fantastic opportunity for everyone to take part in a great day of talk and networking.

Featuring  inspirational speakers and a networking lunch to give you the opportunity to hear about industry and trends affecting your future, discuss employability, engage with future employers, get advice on practical tips to get ahead, network with colleagues, discuss mentoring opportunities and much more.

Date: Wednesday 15 November 2017

Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Venue: The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN

Cost for members: Free

Bookings: This event is now full

CPD and Networking Event, 'GDPR - threat or opportunity? Knowledge (and responsible data control) is power', Crowne Plaza Kensington Hotel, Monday 20th November, 6.00pm

With Jonathan Gray, Partner for and on behalf of Pitmans LLP whose expertise includes the following

  • Employment law specialisms include contracts and policies, recruitment, restructures, all forms of discrimination, dismissal, redundancies, TUPE, collective disputes, data protection and restrictive covenant breaches
  • Advocate at the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeals Tribunal
  • Accredited Work Place and Employment Law mediator
  • Specialist understanding of unionised workplaces with 15 years working with unions such as the GMB, Unite and Unison
  • Advises on all areas of licensing including alcohol and entertainment, gaming and taxi licensing
  • Business Immigration, Tier 1 investor and entrepreneur, Sponsor Licences, Tier 2 and Tier 5
  • Regular speaker and trainer for clients and professional bodies

Date: Monday 20th November 2017

Time: 6.00pm-8.30pm

Venue: Crowne Plaza Kensington Hotel London

Cost for members and students: Free

Cost for non-members: £20

Book your place online

Branch Committee Contact

Paul Evans FIH


Alexandra Tollman MIH

Vice Chairman