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Date
13 December 2018

Highest Achieving 2018 prize-winning Hospitality Financial Management and Revenue Management learners named by HOSPA

HOSPA has announced the highest achieving prize winners for 2018 across its Professional Development Programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management.

The prize winners are those learners who have achieved the highest grades during their studies in Financial Management and Revenue Management with HOSPA, the UK’s leading educational organisation for hospitality professionals involved in Financial Management, Revenue Management, Marketing and IT, on courses completed in February 2018 and August 2018.

The courses delivered by HOSPA provide the skills and knowledge for hospitality professionals who are seeking to excel in their careers in hospitality finance or revenue management.

With both introductory and advanced levels available, the modules have been specifically written for the hospitality sector by specialist educators and industry-leaders and reflect the need for learners to be continuing in full-time work whilst studying. The Financial Management programme is studied in three separate stages over 18 months, while the Revenue Management programme is offered in three separate levels, each taking five months to complete.

The 2018 HOSPA Professional Development Learner Award Winners are as follows:

Financial Management prize winners, completed in February 2018 were:

Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: MariaGutierrez Mondragon, Accounts Assistant, Delta Norton Park Operations Company Ltd

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: YanZhang, Assistant Finance Manager, Jumeirah Restaurants Group

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: AmyKimbel, Finance Manager, Plus Rooms


Financial Management prize winners, completed in August 2018 were:

Stage 1 – Introduction to Financial Accounting: BerylMathews, Finance Executive, Jumeirah Restaurants Group

Stage 2 – Operational Management Accounting: SimonLeech, Assistant Financial Controller, Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Stage 3 – Strategic Management Accounting: HienNguyen, Assistant Financial Controller, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Vietnam


Revenue Management prize winners, completed in February 2018 were:

Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management: AntonioSans, Cluster Revenue Manager, LABS Living

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: GretchenAbrahams, Deputy Group Revenue Manager, Mantis Collection South Africa

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: DaslineMuvwanga, Cluster Rooms Reservations Manager, Radisson Hotel Group


Revenue Management prize winners, completed in August 2018 were:

Level 1: Introduction to Revenue Management: KrisFranklin, Cluster Revenue Manager, Amaris Hospitality

Level 2: Operational Revenue Management: KrisFranklin, Cluster Revenue Manager, Amaris Hospitality

Level 3: Strategic Revenue Management: GretchenAbrahams, Deputy Group Revenue Manager, Mantis Collection South Africa

Cash prizes and certificates will be presented to the winners at the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, a stand-alone celebration dedicated to their achievements. The event will be held on 24th January 2019 at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, London, commencing at 2pm. Prior to the Awards Ceremony itself, the afternoon’s proceedings will start with a Panel Debate – chaired by Professor Peter Jones MBE, Chairman of the HOSPA Professional Development Committee – discussing the education needs and recruitment of hospitality finance and revenue managers.

In addition to the presentations to the award winners already named, the prestigious ‘Overall HOSPA Learner of the Year Award Winners 2018’ – for the Professional Development programmes in Financial Management and Revenue Management – will be announced at the Ceremony and presented with their special prizes. The two top awards are based on the highest combined course work and examination results, recorded in the 2018 HOSPA Financial Management and Revenue Management courses.

The association will also recognise two organisations for their commitment to education in the fields of Revenue Management and Financial Management.

Commenting on the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony, the Association’s Head of Professional Development Debra Adams said: “The awards ceremony will be an excellent occasion to mark the hard work of all of those who have participated on our HOSPA courses and, in particular, those who have excelled in their respective fields. It’s our first year of hosting the awards at the Jumeirah Carlton, so we’re very much looking forward to experiencing their hospitality.”

“We’re extremely proud of all of our learners and prize winners, who have worked exceptionally hard over the last 18 months to maintain a high level in their studies while continuing to work in demanding and fulfilling roles on a day-to-day basis.”

“Participation on our HOSPA courses is growing year on year and it’s great to see so many hospitality professionals benefiting from the learning that’s on offer and then applying it in turn to develop their capabilities in their full-time industry roles. 2018 was yet another supremely successful year for our HOSPA learners and we’re excited to see what 2019 brings for our next enrolment.”

To attend the HOSPA Annual Learner Awards Ceremony on 24th January, tickets cost £50 per person. For bookings, email: education@hospa.org

The deadline date for enrolment for the next intake is 1 March 2019 – for both the Financial Management and Revenue Management programmes. Both courses are available at three levels – Introductory, Operational and Strategic – each at a cost of £820 (ex VAT). For further information, visit: www.hospa.org/education; or email: education@hospa.org .