Linden Beattie FIH appointed chair of Institute of Hospitality's new East of England region

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.

The region is the last of the Institute’s English network to be re-launched under a restructuring plan focused on delivering effective local activities for its membership. The existing regions of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland, as well as its overseas network, remained unchanged under the revisions.

As IoH CEO Robert Richardson FIH MI explained, it is the start of an exciting journey for members locally, now the final part of the regional puzzle is in place. “Launching the East of England region completes the six regions that now constitute our English network. Working together and individually, all our UK regions will help us deliver some incredible local UK events, making the Institute more accessible for our members to network, and meet as a local hospitality community.”

With Linden on board, I am confident that his experience and enthusiasm will take the restructured region from strength to strength,” concluded Robert.

Speaking about his new role, Linden confirmed: “It is an honour to become chair of the newly formed East of England region. Being appointed as the inaugural chair of this region presents a huge opportunity and I am excited to work with such a talented committee, supported by the Institute of Hospitality central team.

He continued: “We are committed to continuing to raise the profile of our wonderful industry and as a committee aim to increase engagement across all sectors of hospitality, inspire the next generation of hospitality leaders, drive positive change and collaborate more widely with other regions of the IoH.”

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