The winner of the Special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship: Pat Jones, Manager-Accounts, at Old Course Hotel St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa
The winners of the 2017 ‘Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarships’, sponsored by IDeaS, were announced and publicly recognized on Thursday (2 November) by HOSPA – the UK’s leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management and IT – at its Annual HOSPACE2017 Conference and Exhibition, held at the Royal Lancaster London.
2017 HOSPA Hospitality Career Investment Development Scholarship recipients pictured on stage at HOSPACE2017 with Warren Mandelbaum, Sales Director EMEA, IDeaS (extreme left), and Jane Scott, HOSPA Professional Development Programmes Coordinator (extreme right). From left to right: Sukhman Singh, studying for a BSc (Hons) in International Hospitality Management, Oxford School of Hospitality, Oxford Brookes University; Sofia Vallasciani, a BA (Hons) Hotel Management undergraduate at The Edge Hotel School, University of Essex/Wivenhoe House, Colchester; Sarah Waddington-Azambuja, a BA (Hons) International Hospitality Management undergraduate at Brighton University; and Rhodric Allen, studying for a Bachelor of Business degree in Administration in Hospitality Management at Glion Institute of Higher Education, London.
At the event, Pat Jones, Manager – Accounts, Hospitality & Real Estate, Old Course Hotel St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews, Scotland, won a special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Scholarship – open to applicants from all levels and sectors of Scotland’s hospitality industry, offering learning experiences for career development.
Special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Scholarship winner Pat Jones, Manager – Accounts, Hospitality & Real Estate, Old Course Hotel St Andrews Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews, Scotland, pictured on stage at HOSPACE2017 with Warren Mandelbaum, Sales Director EMEA, IDeaS (extreme left), and Jane Scott, HOSPA Professional Development Programmes Coordinator (extreme right).
The 2017 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners and their nominators were:
The 2017 HOSPA Career Investment Development Scholarship winners – all under 30 years of age – won the opportunity to learn from, be noticed and publicly recognised at Thursday’s prestigious annual HOSPACE2017 Conference and Exhibition. That evening, they also attended the HOSPA Gala Awards Dinner; and will be profiled in the Association’s monthly magazine The Overview. The winner of the special HIT Scotland/HOSPA Scholarship, Pat Jones, also received the same HOSPACE2017 and The Overview reward as the other HOSPA scholars.
Commenting on the scholarship winners, HOSPA Chief Executive Jane Pendlebury said: “We were delighted to honour at HOSPACE2017 our third ever winner of our special joint HOSPA/HIT Scotland Career Investment Development Scholarship – Pat Jones. HIT Scotland does such an excellent job in assisting people to achieve their potential within Scottish hospitality, and we look forward very much to welcoming more HIT scholars from north of the border in future years.
“Huge congratulations go to all our 2017 HOSPA Scholarship winners. I am sure that HOSPACE2017 will have proved extremely beneficial to Pat, as indeed it will have been for the four, talented university and hotel school students who could well pursue future careers in hospitality finance, revenue management and IT.”
Head of Professional Development Debra Adams added: “HOSPACE2017 will have given all our scholarship winners an invaluable platform for enhancing learning and networking with top industry experts and leaders, whilst gaining recognition from the hospitality profession at large. The awards underpin HOSPA’s commitment to the future of the industry through the ongoing provision of professional development.”
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