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: Friday 26th October 2018. 12.30 for 1pm
- Region: National - hosted by London & SE
- Meeting: The Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London
All members of the UKHA Nationwide are invited to the Annual Business Luncheon in London on Friday 26th October 2018, 12.30 for 1pm. This event is the networking highlight of the UKHA calendar, so please do book early to secure your places.
We were delighted to be welcomed back to the Salutation Hotel by GM Gordon Patterson and Head Housekeeper Kay MacMillan.
We were welcomed to St Jude's Laundry by Ian Grieve the Chief Executive of Forth Care and Sarah Homewood.
Our post Christmas dinner was held at Hotel Indigo Glasgow on the 1st of February.
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!
Hospitality Industry Events
Nominations are now open for the "Room attendant of the Year" Awards 2018.
- 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