Yorkshire and North East - UK Housekeepers Association

Yorkshire and North East

Yorkshire and North East

The Yorkshire Region was founded in 1988 and expanded rapidly to cover Yorkshire and North-East. The meetings are held bi-monthly and range from Educational to fun and most importantly networking of likeminded professional people associated with the Hospitality Industry. Leeds and the Region is the second financial city after London and has a very large and varied hotel stock from lodges to Five Star hotels, Boutique hotels to student accommodation. and the UKHA region represent this.

Yorkshire has sometimes been nicknamed God’s Own County. in general recognition for having the largest number of great people and great things in Britain. Some even go so far as to say Yorkshire is – "God’s Own Country. “

Kerry AdamsKerry Adams

UKHA Chairperson


Email: Yorkshire@ukha.co.uk or kslawomen@yahoo.co.uk

Tel: 0113 241 1045

Rep NameJames Hare

UKHA Deputy Secretary

Housekeeping Manager – Wood Hall Hotel & Spa

Email: jhare@handpicked.co.uk


Sophie PriceLiz Smith Mills FIH MBICSc

UKHA Deputy Chair 

UK Hotel Consultant

Relief Housekeeper Q hotels

Email: lsmhousekeeping@gmail.com

Tel: 07870 994 077

Sophie PriceSophie Price

UKHA Treasurer

UKCPS & Unity Group Ltd

Email: sophie.price@unitygroupltd.com

Tel: 07565 838 277

Rep NameTerrie-Anne Ramsden

UKHA Secretary

Housekeeping Manager, Mansio Suites Leeds

Email: secretary@ukha.co.uk




Yorkshire and North East Events

Yorks & North East Annual Summer BBQ **NEW DATE**
  • Date: 17th July 2018
  • Region: Yorkshire & North East
  • Meeting: Rudding Park, Rudding Ln, Follifoot, Harrogate HG3 1JH

Please note the date of the event has changed - it will be held on Tuesday 17th July.   The amazing Rudding Park Hotel have kindly agreed to host the Summer BBQ again for us. Drink sponsor to be confirmed. Unity Group Ltd will be sponsoring arrival drinks.    Following the success of last year, we have again booked the fabulous Rebecca to sing live for us. 

MoreJul 17, 2018 | Event - Yorkshire & North East
Yorks & North East Meeting
  • Date: 26th September 2018
  • Region: Yorkshire & North East
  • Meeting: TBC

Venue to be confirmed. Speaker is John, GM of Mansio Suites, serviced apartments in Leeds City Centre. Drinks will be courtesy of Nigel Hallisey of Mitre Linen.

MoreSep 26, 2018 | Event - Yorkshire & North East
Yorks & North East Meeting
  • Date: 28th November 2018
  • Region: Yorkshire & North East
  • Meeting: TBC

Venue & Sponsors to be confirmed.

MoreNov 28, 2018 | Event - Yorkshire & North East

UKHA National Events

National Summer Ball 2018
  • Date: 6th July 2018
  • Region: National
  • Meeting: Edinburgh, Scotland

In 2018 the Scottish Region of the UK Housekeepers Association has the honour of hosting the National Summer Ball at The Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh on Friday 6th July. The evening will encompass true Scottish hospitality through food, drink, live band and entertainment.

MoreJul 6, 2018 | Event - National

 Yorkshire and North East News

Yorkshire & NE May Review 2018

    What a wonderful evening, jam packed with information, tours, delicious food and fun!

    MoreJun 11, 2018 |
    Yorkshire & NE March Review 2018
    • Region: Yorkshire and The North East
    • Meeting: DoubleTree by Hilton Leeds

    The meeting was held at Doubletree By Hilton Leeds. Unfortunately, the bad weather did cause some disruption for the attendees, but thankfully it did not dampen the atmosphere in the room.

    MoreMay 14, 2018 | Event - Yorkshire and The North East
    Yorkshire & NE Jan Review 2018

      We had a great time at the Mansio Suites and were very impressed at the turnout, thanks all for making it such a great meeting.

      MoreFeb 13, 2018 |
      Yorkshire December Meeting Review 2017

        Read the latest updates from our recent Yorkshire and NE meetings. We rubbed shoulders with the rich and famous at Christmas and raised our glasses to 2018.

        MoreFeb 13, 2018 |
        Yorkshire & NE Meeting Review 2017
        • Date: Wednesday 25th October
        • Region: Yorkshire & NE Meeting Review
        • Meeting: Malmasion Leeds

        What a fabulous meeting at the newly refurbished Malmaison Leeds with many members attending.  

        MoreOct 25, 2017 | Event - Yorkshire & NE Meeting Review
        2016 in the UKHA Yorkshire and NE Regions

          It has been an amazing year with an introduction of a second scholarship in the region, sponsored by Jas at Just Bins. This is an educational scholarship with membership of UKHA, IOH & sponsored attendance of shared knowledge day. Well done to Lurdes at Marriott city centre Leeds on achieving this scholarship, an accolade well deserved. 

          MoreDec 23, 2016 |

            John Middleton from JTM washing and laundry appliances gave a talk to our Yorkshire members.

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            Yorkshire September 2016 Meeting Review
            • Date: September 2016
            • Region: Yorkshire & North East
            • Meeting: Thorpe Park Hotel, Leeds

            We returned to Thorpe Park after not holding a meeting here for a few years. We were welcomed with open arms. This was James's first meeting that he was fully in charge of, from finding the venue to running the meeting. It is fantastic to see James' confidence grow after being our scholarship last year to now being a member of the committee & running an event.  

            MoreSep 30, 2016 | Event - Yorkshire & North East
            Leeds Hotels & Venues Association Hospitality Awards 2016

              A big thank you to everyone that voted for our Yorkshire Chair, Kerry Adams who was voted 'The People's Choice' at the annual Leeds Hotel and Venues Association Awards Dinner last week.

              MoreJun 22, 2016 |

              Hospitality Industry Events

              Springboard’s Awards for Excellence 2017
              • Date: Awards night 16th November 2017
              • Region: National Industry Event
              • Meeting: Venue: Novotel London West

              Call for Entries - Now Open! Now in their 15th year, the Springboard Awards for Excellence will take place on 16th November 2017 at Novotel London West.

              MoreNov 16, 2017 | Event - National Industry Event
              International Housekeeping Week - 2nd week in September
              • Date: Second Week In September - annual
              • Region: National
              • Meeting: National campaign

              International Housekeeping Week every September. Whilst we encourage you to keep the recognition going and celebrate your Housekeeping superstars 365 days a year, this special week is a great excuse to focus on your team and reward them for doing an excellent job!

              MoreSep 1, 2018 | Event - National
              London Hospitality Festival 2018
              • Date: 9th September 2018
              • Meeting: West London, King's House Sports Ground, Chiswick

              Join the hospitality industry's favourite sporting event. All day live music from Jam sandwich, HACCC Football tournament, 5k Colour run, Softball tournament

              MoreSep 9, 2018 |