Institute of Hospitality Fellows

Last night was the annual Institute of Hospitality Fellows Dinner. This was held at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall.

As you enter the club you are always greeted with the sight of a fantastic motor vehicle in their lobby. Although I was not here to marvel at the car on display. I came to celebrate the inauguration of my new Fellows. Last night 21 new Fellows were introduced.

This year it was great to welcome in my Associates and Partners as Fellows:

Sam Coulstock FIH, Business Relations Director and Adele Oxberry FIH, Managing Director of Umbrella Training. I work with these two developing and building their online courses for their Apprenticeships. I am also part of their Elite Hospitality Assessment Professionals network.

With Richard Hannay FIH, CEO of HSQC and Paul Evans FIH, Managing Director of Consultinc. Associates that I work with closely on several hospitality projects.

Sam, Richard and Paul have all served on the Institute of Hospitality London Branch, and Paul is currently their Chair.

President of the Institute of Hospitality, Alistair Storey OBE gave an update at the dinner, and the Institute now has 5,000 student members. To quote him from last night ‘Hospitality is a meritocracy – if you work hard, the opportunities are there.’ I look forward to hearing how these students progress their careers in our industry.

How do you become a Fellow?

The Institute of Hospitality is the professional membership body for managers and aspiring managers in the hospitality industry. The different grades of membership are Affiliate, Associate (AIH), Member (MIH) and Fellow (FIH).

Fellows are usually Managing Directors, Owners, CEOs or General Managers who have made a significant personal contribution to the industry, have been in a Senior Management position for at least 5 years, have been a Member (MIH) for at least five years, have demonstrated a significant contribution to the aims of the Institute of Hospitality, have ongoing commitment to CPD and their application is supported by two Fellows.

Fellows can use the designatory letters FIH after their name.

How are you contributing to our industry?