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
- Date: 12th June 2017
- Region: Scotland
- Meeting: Cameron House, Loch Lomond
June 12th and the venue Cameron House, Loch Lomond. The meeting starts at 6 pm.
UKHA National Events
- Date: Friday 16th June 2017
- Region: National Event
- Meeting: Coombe Abbey, Coventry
Save Friday 16th June 2017 in your diary for the UKHA Summer Ball, to be held at Coombe Abbey Hotel in Coventry . The theme will be The Oscars, so time to roll out that red carpet!
- Date: October 2017
- Region: National
- Meeting: The Royal Lancaster Hotel, London W2 2TY
A date for your diary, the Annual UKHA Luncheon.
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Hospitality Industry Events
- Date: Sept 10th -16th 2017
- Region: National
- Meeting: National campaign
While International Housekeeping Week may be over for 2016, we encourage you to keep the recognition going and celebrate your Housekeeping superstars 365 days a year. Looking forwards to next years celebrations.
- Date: 25th September 2017
- Meeting: 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!
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.