AboutThe Master Innholders
The Master Innholders is a leading force within the hotel industry – publicly recognised as a standard bearer for the industry offering career-changing training and support.
It aims to influence standards and extend professionalism within the industry; to promote consideration, study, discussion and research in the areas affecting hotel management including management development, training, education and recruitment.
Our three main objectives are to:
- Provide Education and Personal Development to young industry professionals
- Facilitate Discussion and Learning amongst the hotel profession.
- To support our industry’s charities.
There are currently over 150 Master Innholders, all of whom are, or have been, prominent hoteliers, dedicated and committed to promoting best practice in the industry.
In 1978, the Worshipful Company of Innholders took the first step towards renewing its connections with innholding and, together with some of the leading hoteliers in the country, established the Master Innholders, membership of which acknowledges the attainment of the highest international standards in hotel management.
With the full support of the Worshipful Company of Innholders and the Institute of Hospitality, the Master Innholders have gradually increased in number and have grown their influence and charitable activities within the hotel industry.
To read more about the history of the Master Innholders, click here to download The Master Innholders – A History e-book.
The Trust is registered as a charity whose purpose is the advancement of management education. The Master Innholders Charitable Trust receives any surplus from the annual trading of Master Innholders Ltd. It provides grants to support additional scholarships to augment the funds provided by the main donors. It also provides funds from time to time to support other industry initiatives.
Registered Charity No: 1003371
The Charitable Trust was created by Deed on 10th May 1991 and registered with the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales on 20th July 1991.
The trustees are: Lord Thurso MI, Mr Terence Holmes MI, Mr Derek Picot MI.
2020-22 David Morgan-Hewitt
2018-20 Danny Pecorelli
2016-18 Stuart Bowery
2014-16 Jonathan Raggett
2012-14 Andrew Stembridge
2010-12 Stuart Johnson
2009-10 Michael Gray
2007-09 Andrew McKenzie
2005-07 Richard Ball
2003-05 Graham Bamford
2002-03 David Wilkinson
2001-02 Duncan Palmer
2000-01 Trevor Forecast
1990-2000 Peter Crome
1997-1999 Nicholas Rettie
1995-97 Rt. Hon. The Viscount Thurso
1994-95 Barry Cole
1992-94 Peter Lederer OBE
1990-92 Richard Edwards
1989-90 Craig Drummond
1988-89 Douglas Barrington OBE
1987-88 Malcolm Reed
1986-87 George Goring OBE
1985-86 Harry Murray
1984-85 David Baird-Murray OBE
1983-84 Gerald Milsom OBE
1982-83 Arthur Neil
1981-82 Ronald Jones OBE
1980-81 John Alderman
1978-80 Douglas Barrington OBE
The Institute of Hospitality has welcomed Linden Beattie FIH, General Manager at Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate as chair of its new East of England region.
Hoteliers learned how to break boundaries and improve their hotel offerings in 2024 and beyond at this year's Hotel Leadership Conference.
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