Manchester & NW Candidates - UK Housekeepers Association

Manchester & NW region

Manchester & NW Candidates

Below are your candidates for the new Manchester and NW committee. On the left are current members that are re-standing for this committee in their current roles. On the right are candidates looking for a new role. UKHA Members will get to express a preference for everyone below, whether they are re-applying for their existing position, applying for a new role, or looking to join the committee for the first time. Your opinion matters and this is your committee.

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Re-standing for the Manchester committee in a new role

Rep NameNicole Regan

Employment: Executive Head Housekeeper, Mottram Hall

Current Role: Secretary

Standing for: Chair


About Nicole. Nicole started her career in 1992 working her way from trainee housekeeper to Exec and throughout her time in the industry has helped shape and develop, not only individuals in her own team but also throughout the hotels she has operated in. With her 29 years of industry experience and knowledge, in the last 15 years Nicole has mentored and coached several first time HOD’s at Mottram hall, providing them with support and guidance and playing an important part in ensuring their success. In her own department, Nicole has promoted 20 members of her team over the years at Mottram Hall, and many more in her years prior.
Nicole has a true passion for developing future talent, and encouraging the younger generation to get involved in hospitality. She has hosted work experience placements for students in our local area, and completed guest speaker sessions at Macclesfield College, discussing her career and our industry with budding new students who have chosen a hospitality qualification.
Why Chair person? To build a strong network of housekeepers in the Northwest and give a voice to a unsung position.

Re-standing for the Manchester committee in a new role

Nan McDowell

Employment: Executive Housekeeper, Crewe Hall

Current Role: Treasurer

Standing for: Deputy Chair


About Nan. Nan has been in the Hospitality Industry for over 40 years and has been a Housekeeper for the past 30 years. She has a real passion for the Housekeeping discipline and feels that working closely with other Housekeepers and suppliers gives Housekeeping a better “voice” within the industry which is much needed in the present climate.
Nan has a great track record for internal promotions and development, having had many staff start as Room Attendants and then move into Supervisory positions, Deputy Housekeepers, Head Housekeepers and Rooms Division Managers.
Nan was AA Housekeeper of Year 2016/17, which was a fantastic achievement, however not realised alone, these accolades only come with support from colleagues.
Why Treasurer? I have been Treasurer for the Manchester & North West since the branch’s re-launch 8 years ago. We have run two very successful Summer Balls, these events can be very challenging financially, however each of ours have made a profit and given a donation to our chosen charity.