Scotland Candidates - UK Housekeepers Association

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Scotland Candidates

Below are your candidates for the new Scotland committee. On the left are current members that are re-standing for this committee. On the right are new candidates looking to join. 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.

Re-standing or standing for a new role for Scotland

LianaJo Wilby

Employment: Assistant Executive Housekeeper Balmoral Hotel

Current Role: Chair

Re-standing for: Chair

PriscillaLadhaHeather Rothery

Employment: Head Housekeeper Rufflets Hotel

Current Role: Secretary & Treasurer

Re-standing for: Treasurer

Rep NameKatrina Pascazio

Employment: Operations Manager Carrick Lodges

Current Role: General Responsibilities

Standing for: Deputy Chair

 

Rep NameBarbara Boyd

Employment: Head Housekeeper Balgair Castle Holiday Park

Current Role: General Responsibilities

Re-standing for: General Responsibilities

Derek Laing

Employment: Sales Manager Mattison Contract Beds Ltd

Current Role: General Responsibilities

Re-standing for: General Responsibilities

 

NEW candidates for the Scotland committee

Rep NameSarah Homewood

Employment: Business Development Consultant St Jude’s Laundry

Standing for: Secretary

About Sharon: I have been a supplier in the hospitality industry for almost 30 years now, dealing with Housekeepers and GMs. I worked previously with Montague Lloyd for almost 24 years supplying hotel toiletries cover the UK and Ireland.
 
I am now currently working for St Jude’s Laundry which is a registered charity for supported workers and we have at the minute 22 supported workers and are now looking to take on more as the business expands.
 
I have been involved in UKHA for a good number of years and have already served on the committee as Treasurer and Chair.
 
I have not been involved lately due to ill health but now that I am back fighting fit I feel the time is right to become involved again and to help get more housekeepers and suppliers involved in the association.

Rep NameSharon Laing

Employment: Senior Sales & Account Manager PLS Laundry

Standing for: Treasurer

About Sharon: I work for” PLS” Professional Linen Services, who are part of the Johnson Service Group PLC, who’s a provider of linen to many Group and Independent Hotels.
 
I am well known in Scotland and the North of England, by many Housekeepers, General Managers & Purchasing people. I believe that people find me honest, trustworthy and reliable. With a strong work ethic. I have worked on the Scottish Regional Committee in the past. Both as a Committee Member and Treasurer. I helped in organising two Summer Balls and raised considerable sponsorship money, for these events. I also worked for several years with Fishers Services Ltd another Laundry Provider. Most people will know me from working with Fishers in a similar role to what I do now.
 
I would be delighted to commit, to working with the Scottish Region Committee again. I put myself forward for two roles, either a Committee Member or Treasurer. I do hope you will vote for me, as I promise I will give 100% to the role.

Louise Moffat

Employment: Housekeeping Manager Fountain Court Apartments

Standing for: General Responsibilities

About Louise: My housekeeping career started in 2000 when my personal circumstances changed and I needed a job to fit in with my children’s schooling. I applied to Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel which I was placed on a ‘waiting list’ for a Room Attendants position (those were the days). Once employed I soon progressed from Room Attendant to Housekeeping Supervisor then on to be Kerry Adams’ Deputy Head Housekeeper within 4 years.
 
I then moved onto to be a Residence Housekeeper at Heriot Watt University in Dec 2004 for one year but soon missed the buzz of hotels. I quickly jumped at a chance of Assistant Head Housekeeper at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. Here I was to be involved in the refurbishment of 283 bedrooms. Unfortunately, that was to be short lived as the shifts and commute was not family friendly. This is when I applied for Assistants Head Housekeeper’s position at Norton House Hotel where Jo Wilby was my Head Housekeeper. I really enjoyed this position but had always promised myself to be a Head Housekeeper before I turned 40.
 
In 2008 my next position was a new build as Head Housekeeper at the Novotel Edinburgh Park. From building site, to recruitment to snagging this was a great experience. I was there for 8 years and had a great team. Standards were high with low staff turnover. I was promoted to Rooms Divisions Manager but always found myself in Housekeeping every day. After 81/2 years I felt I needed another challenge.
Present position is Housekeeping Manager of 230 Apartments at Fountain Court Apartments. We have 347 bedrooms over 8 locations with 40+ staff at the height of summer. Due to multi location this is very challenging and has been a tough journey, but after 18 months I feel progress is being made with higher standards and general day to day working.
 
I would like to stand for general committee member. I cannot commit to any higher positions due to my family commitments but will fully support the UKHA team.