Southern Branch hospitality events

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Welcome to the Southern Branch

Welcome to the pages for the Southern Branch of the Institute of Hospitality. The branch supports members in Hampshire and Dorset and we aim to organise events and activities for networking, professional development, celebrating educational excellence and industry related business seminars. A further aim is to work with and support local industry related government and non-government organisation for the betterment of our members.

The committee is working on an exciting schedule of events for the coming year to engage with and invigorate our members.  The committee look forward to working with members to arrange regional events in order to encourage three core objectives;

1.            To support, develop and build fellowship amongst the IoH members within the Hampshire and Dorset area and with neighbouring branches.

2.            To promote and celebrate a professional Hospitality and Tourism industry.

3.            To promote and celebrate excellence in Hospitality and Tourism education.

We welcome members and guests to our events and you will find that we are a friendly group of industry professionals. Please take a look at the Southern Branch events.  We are sure that you will find something of interest and we look forward to extending to you a warm and hospitable welcome.

Richard Ward FIH MBII

Chairman of the Southern Branch

Branch Events

Southern Branch: General Data Protection Regulations

Monday 19th March 2018, 1.30 to start at 1.45 finishing time 4.30

Cost: Members £15.00 | Non-members £20.00

Venue: Lainston House Hotel, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LT

The Southern Branch is delighted to present a GDPR knowledge event for the hospitality industry.

With the introduction of the GDPR fast approaching is your hospitality business ready and compliant. These sessions will lead you through the must do’s and urgent needs to ensure you are ready for GDPR.

Tea/coffee refreshments provided on arrival.

Booking Online (deadline date Monday 12th March)

Southern Branch: Student of The Year Awards 2018

The Southern Branch must-attend event of the year held at the stunning Balmer Lawn Hotel, BrockenHurst in the New Forest Hampshire.

The evening is a celebration of up and coming hospitality talent who are currently in further/higher education or completing a hospitality apprenticeship. The awards celebrate outstanding development within 6 fields in both Front and Back of House.

This year we are delighted that Jane Devonshire (Masterchef Champion 2016) will present the winners with their awards.

Why not stay the night with special room rates available for ticket holders (see booking form for details )

Date: Thursday 19th April 2018

Time: 18.30 drinks reception Awards dinner begins 19.00 - 23.00

Venue: Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, New Forest, SO42 7ZB

Cost for members: £40

Cost for non-members: £45

Table cost for members: Table 10 £350.00 members or £380.00 mixed table members and non-members

Table cost for non-members: Table 10 £400.00 non-members

Bookings:Deadline Thursday 29th March 2018. To download the booking form click here ( )

Branch Commitee Contact

Richard Ward FIH MBII   Chairman
Beverley Helliwell-Smith FIH   Secretary 
Julian Tomlin   Treasurer 


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