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.
UKHA Chairperson and Deputy National Chair
Deputy Head Housekeeper, iconic 5* Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh
Operations Manager, Carrick Lodges at Cameron House
Account Executive Paragon Products
UKHA Secretary & Treasurer
Head Housekeeper, Rufflets Hotel, St Andrews. AA Scottish Hotel of the Year 2015/16
Area Sales Manager, Mattison Contract Beds
Head Housekeeper Balgair Castle Holiday Park
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UKHA National Events
- 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.
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!
Our post Christmas dinner was held at Hotel Indigo Glasgow on the 1st of February.
Hospitality Industry Events
- 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.
- 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!
- 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