Master Innholders Provide Additional Training to the Hotel Industry with new Aspiring Leaders for 2023

18 ambitious junior hotel managers and supervisors have been selected to join the 11th cohort of the Master Innholders Aspiring Leaders Diploma (MIALD) – the award-winning development programme designed to help those develop their skills and further their career prospects in the hotel industry.

The new 2023 Aspiring Leaders include:

  • Isabela Ash, Restaurant Coordinator, The Ritz London
  • Niels Bouter, Assistant Front of House Manager, One Hundred Shoreditch
  • James Cocking, Conference & Banqueting Manager, The Manor House
  • Jess Counsell, Deputy General Manager, Talbooth Restaurant
  • Kostadin Dimitrov, Deputy Hotel Manager, Hotel Brooklyn Manchester
  • Robert Fairbairn, Food & Beverage Operations Manager, Homewood Bath
  • Daisy Gallacher, Trainee Hotel Manager, Wildhive UK
  • Barbora Holevova, House Manager, Brown’s Hotel
  • Daniel Johnson, Restaurant Manager, The Grand
  • Josh Jones, Front of House Manager, Dormy House Hotel
  • Warryn Lloyd, Operations Manager, Holiday Inn London Bloomsbury
  • Vesna Markovic, Head Receptionist, The Painswick
  • Alisha Mora Stege, Assistant Front Office Manager, London Hilton on Park Lane
  • Shannon Moylan, Restaurant Manager, Fairlawns Hotel & Spa
  • Kasia Nitek, Front of House Manger, K West Hotel & Spa
  • Carlota Rodrigeuz, Meetings & Events & Afternoon Tea Manager, The Rubens at the Palace
  • Lara Venables, Senior Event Manager, Clevedon Hall Limited
  • Paige Weaving, Assistant Reservations Manager, Calcot & Spa

Shortlisted candidates were interviewed at Innholders Hall on 30 March by a panel of esteemed hospitality professionals, including Dr Hilary Cooke PhD. FIH MI, MIALD Course Director and Owner of Merlin Consultancy, Kalindi Juneja FIH, CEO at PoB Hotels, Tim Hassell FIH MI, Estates Director at Thurlestone Estates and Wallace Vincent MBA FIH, Executive Secretary at Master Innholders.

Commenting on the announcement of the new cohort, Dr Hilary Cooke said:

“I’ve been leading the MIALD program for 11 years now and every year I am blown away by the both the volume and quality of the applications we receive and this year is no different.

“Being able to offer young professionals the training they need to help develop their careers is so rewarding, particularly at a time when training can be difficult to come by. I look forward to teaching this year’s cohort and seeing how they all grow and develop over the next 12 months.”

The new Aspiring Leaders will begin their course in April, starting with a two-day workshop focusing on professional development. Other modules throughout the year include people management, managing teams and leadership development.