The inaugural meeting of the newly reformed Midlands Branch was held this March. Sam Goss FIH, chairman and general manager of Moor Hall Hotel & Spa in Sutton Coldfield, says: “There is great potential for us to develop engagement and education initiatives for our existing members in the Midlands as well as attracting more hospitality professionals in the area into Institute membership.”
The first event organised by the new Branch will take place on 13 June at Moor Hall Hotel. The event will include keynote speeches from a Michelin-starred chef and a prominent industry leader on the subject of recruitment and retention. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the event.
“We want to put on educational events that are of real value to up and coming managers, departmental managers, general managers and senior leaders and that easily justify the time taken out of work,” says Goss.
A second event, planned for October, will focus on building and strengthening partnerships between colleges, universities and industry.
The newly-formed Midlands committee is as follows:
Sam Goss FIH, chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Penter FIH, treasurer email@example.com
Steve Locklin MIH, secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Brickwood MIH, branch membership
Craig Routledge MIH, vice-chairman
Bim Jinadasa MIH, member
Restaurant director Steve Locklin MMIH comments: “We are extremely proud to be re-launching the Midlands Branch of the Institute of Hospitality and look forward to showcasing the wonderful range of opportunities that the Midlands can offer in this growing industry. It’s a very exciting time to be in hospitality in the Midlands.”
Craig Routledge MIH, general manager of Brokencote Hall, adds: “Great inaugural Midlands branch meeting, really exciting new things coming up for everyone involved in hospitality within the Midlands. Watch this space.”