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.

retired Members

Richard Baker MBE FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Richard Baker commenced his management career at the Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne, in 1974 and joined De Vere Hotels, working at both the Queen’s Hotel and The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne in 1976. He beca…

Willy Bauer FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Willy Bauer has been active in the hotel and leisure industry since 1960. Educated in Germany and Switzerland, he attended the Hotel School Heidelberg where he was awarded a Diploma in Hotel Managemen…

David Beswick FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

David has over 40 years’experience in the industry. After graduating from the College of Food and Domestic Arts in Birmingham, he started his working life at Grosvenor House, Park Lane. He has worked…

Alan Blenkinsopp FIH MI

Retired Member, N/A

Alan Blenkinsopp has been involved in the hospitality industry since 1961 when he undertook a City and Guilds course. He began his skills training in London at the Savoy and the Dorchester and then wo…

David Broadhead FIH MI

Secretary, The Travellers Club

David joined the Savoy Hotel as a trainee manager in 1974 working at The Savoy and Claridge’s. He ran Drakes Restaurant in Chelsea before moving to the Dormy House Hotel, Broadway. He later became Gen…

Beppo Buchanan-Smith FIH MI

Hospitality Consultant, N/A

Beppo entered the family business in 1992, which had been created by his parents in 20 years earlier initially for a 6 month period but he became hooked on the hotel industry. In 1999 Beppo he formed…