Scottish region

Scotland

There has been a Scottish Region of the UKHA since 1989. The committee and regional members in Scotland are committed to improving the professional standing of housekeepers and to the promoting of housekeeping as a career. Jo Wilby, our current Chairperson, studied at the University of Huddersfield and graduated with a HND in Hotel Management. Her career started as a room attendant in Carlisle and progressed whilst working in various hotels across the UK and Europe. Jo is currently Deputy Head Housekeeper, iconic 5* Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. 

We hold our meetings monthly between September and June, visiting member’s hotels and workplaces right across the region. The meetings are an ideal opportunity for housekeepers to network with each other, and also with associate regional and national suppliers. We have hosted the summer ball on several occasions giving other regions the chance to come and sample true Scottish hospitality.

Jo WilbyJo Wilby

UKHA Chairperson and Deputy National Chair

Deputy Head Housekeeper, iconic 5* Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

Email: Scotland@ukha.co.uk

KatrinaKatrina Pascazio

UKHA Committee

Operations Manager, Carrick Lodges at Cameron House

Email: kpascazio@cameronlodges.co.uk

EileenEileen McDonald

UKHA Committee

Account Executive Paragon Products

Email: Eileen@paragongroup.co.uk

Heather RotaryHeather Rothery

UKHA Secretary & Treasurer

Head Housekeeper, Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews. AA Scottish Hotel of the Year 2015/16

Email: ScotEvents@ukha.co.uk

Derek LaingDerek Laing

UKHA Committee

Area Sales Manager, Mattison Contract Beds

Email: dlaing@mansion-mattison.co.uk

Barbara BoydBarbara Boyd

UKHA Committeee

Head Housekeeper Balgair Castle Holiday Park

Email: barbaraboyd6@yahoo.co.uk


Scottish Events

Scottish Region Meeting Thursday 28th September 2017
  • Date: 28th September 2017
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: 6pm at the Radisson Blu, Edinburgh.

Our September Scottish meeting will be held in Edinburgh.

MoreSep 28, 2017 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 30th November 2017
  • Date: 30th November 2017
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Central

Central. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreNov 30, 2017 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 25th January 2018
  • Date: 25th January 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Glasgow

Glasgow. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreJan 25, 2018 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 29th March 2018
  • Date: 29th March 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Edinburgh

Edinburgh. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreMar 29, 2018 | Event - Scotland
Scottish Region Meeting 24th May 2018
  • Date: 24th May 2018
  • Region: Scotland
  • Meeting: Central

Central. A date for your diaries. Venue and Speaker are TBC. If you would like to host, sponsor or speak at a meeting please contact Jo Wilby on scotland@ukha.co.uk

MoreMay 24, 2018 | Event - Scotland


UKHA National Events

Annual Luncheon in London 20th October 2017
  • Date: Friday 20th October 2017 from 12.30pm
  • Region: National
  • Meeting: The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London W2 2TY

A date for your diary, the annual UKHA Luncheon in London on 20th October.  

MoreOct 20, 2017 | Event - National
London Winter Ball
  • Date: Saturday December 9th 2017
  • Region: London and SE
  • Meeting: The Landmark, London NW1 6JQ

One we all look forward to, the London Annual Winter Ball

MoreDec 9, 2017 | Event - London and SE


Scottish News

Scotland Meeting Review

    We would like to thank everyone who came along to our last two meetings, I think that you will agree that you couldn’t have asked for two better locations!

    MoreJul 17, 2017 |


    Hospitality Industry Events

    AA Hospitality Awards
    • Date: Awards night 25th September 2017
    • Region: National Industry Event
    • Meeting: Venue Grosvenor House, London

    Be part of one of the industry's most prestigious events. Attended by world-renowned chefs, prominent hoteliers and restaurateurs​, hospitality gurus and key media, and with a celebrity host and entertainment. The AA Hospitality Awards is a highlight in the industry calendar and truly is a night to remember!

    MoreSep 25, 2017 | Event - National Industry Event
    Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards
    • Date: Awards night 17th October 2017
    • Region: National Industry Event
    • Meeting: Venue: Hilton Olympia

    The Boutique Hotelier Personal Service Star Awards celebrate the crème da le crème of the hospitality industry, showering praise and recognition on hard-working staff members. Now in its fourth year, these are Awards with a key difference. Rather than handing out gongs to business owners, we are searching for individuals and teams who work tirelessly every day to give their guests the best possible experience.

    MoreOct 17, 2017 | Event - National Industry Event
    The LADAs Awards Ceremony 2nd November 2017
    • Date: 2nd November 2017
    • Meeting: Mercerdes-Benz World, Surrey

    The LADAs (Laundry And Drycleaning Awards). The first independent awards committed to rewarding industry suppliers, launderers, dry cleaners and more. 

    MoreNov 2, 2017 |
    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
    Hotel Cateys Awards
    • Date: Awards night 24th November 2017
    • Region: National Industry Event
    • Meeting: Park Plaza Westminster

    Nominations for the 2017 Hotel Cateys Awards are now open, spread the word! 

    MoreNov 24, 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 2017, 10th-16th 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