Find out about Our Members

The Master Innholders is a well respected, prestigious force within the hotel industry – an elite corps which is publicly recognised as a standard bearer for the industry.

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.

life Members

John Alderman FIH MI

Life Member, N/A

The Four Seasons. The Spring was discovering in 1955 that a worthwhile career in Catering existed, and being able to take advantage of the fledgling CATS course at Battersea. The Summer could be onsid…

Neil Bannister FIH MI

Life Member, N/A

After attending the Grammar School, Manchester, Neil Bannister took the Diploma Course at Blackpool Catering College. He spent two years in the Army as personal Cook to the GOC London District followe…

Tig Barrasford FIH MI

Life Member, N/A

Tig Barrasford’s career began in 1968 as a trainee manager with Grand Metropolitan Hotels, having obtained the National Diploma in Hotelkeeping and Catering at the Llandrillo Technical College in Colw…

Craig Drummond FIH MI

Life Members, N/A

Craig graduated from The Scottish Hotel School in 1961 with a diploma in Hotel Management and moved to London for a five year management training at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. He was involved in the…

Edward Gray FIH MI

Life Member, N/A

On completing Army Service, in the Royal Artillery, Edward entered a three year Hotel Management Training Scheme in the West Country before gaining 2 years experience in the South of France as a stagi…

David Locket FIH MI

Life Members, N/A

After four years at the Battersea College of Technology studying hotel management, David joined The Savoy Hotel training scheme. Following this were various management positions on small country hotel…