Yorkshire & NE Candidates - UK Housekeepers Association

Yorkshire & North East region

Yorkshire & NE Candidates

Below are your candidates for the new Yorkshire & NE 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.

View your current Yorkshire & NE committee

Re-standing for the Yorkshire committee in the same/new role

LianaKerry Adams

Employment: Housekeeping Specialist HC-One

Current Role: Chair

Re-standing for: Chair

PriscillaLadhaSophie Price

Employment: Business Manager Unity Group Ltd

Current Role: Treasurer

Re-standing for: Treasurer

Rep NameLiz Smith-Mills FIH, MBICSc

Employment: Consultant LSM Consulting

Current Role: Deputy Chair

Re-standing for: Deputy Chair

MargusJames Hare

Employment: Housekeeping Manager Wood Hall Hotel & Spa

Current Role: Deputy Secretary

Re-standing for: Secretary

MargusTerrie-Anne Ramsden

Employment: Housekeeping Manager, Mansio Suites Leeds

Current Role: Secretary

Re-standing for: Deputy Secretary

NEW candidates for the Yorkshire committee

Rep NameJoanne Lawson

Employment:Head Housekeeper Crowne Plaza Harrogate

Standing for: General Responsibilities

About Joanne: I have worked in Housekeeping for nearly 10 years and started as a part time room attendant at my first hotel before being promoted to supervisor and subsequently became head housekeeper.
 
Since then I have worked as the head of housekeeping department in three different sites of which all have been well known and large chains. I also was part of the initial HOD team who worked to rebrand the Ramada hotel in Manchester to AC Marriott. This being the first one in the UK.
 
Currently I work as head housekeeper at the Crowne Plaza in Harrogate which is run by Valor Hospitality management.

Katie Forrest

Employment: Rooms Division Executive Dakota Deluxe Leeds

Standing for: General Responsibilities

About Katie: After graduating from Queen Margaret University in 2016, I have been developing my knowledge and skills within various departments with Dakota Hotels. I took the opportunity to relocate to Leeds to open our newest Deluxe hotel in 2017. Seeking further development into the hotel operation, I decided to make the move into Housekeeping, allowing me to utilise my front of house/rooms expertise in a different capacity.
 
Being new to the city of Leeds, the Yorkshire/NE UKHA have been a massive support in both my professional and personal development. It is a privilege to be surrounded by such positive and enthusiastic people within the region and I am looking forward to seeing what the new year brings!

Rep NameLurdes Ferreira

Employment: Assistant Head Housekeeper Marriott Hotel Leeds

Standing for: General Responsibilities

About Lurdes: I would like to put myself forward for General Responsibilities position. I currently work at Leeds Marriott Hotel as Assistant Head Housekeeper for over 5yrs and since started working for Marriott Leeds 12yrs ago, I've built a great relationship with associates, Hotel loyal guests and suppliers.
Since working for Marriott, I have discovered passion for going above and beyond for our guests, associates and costumers and I believe I can do the same thing for UKHA.
 
Housekeeping department faces daily challenges and we, housekeepers, room attendants, linen porters, etc., do have to be flexible and open minded because no day is going to be the same, you have to be ready for anything that is frowned at you. I like a challenge and I think to  have the qualities needed for the above role.