News for the Hospitality Executive
BAHA Names Winners of Annual Hospitality Finance,
London, Dec. 20, 2010 — The winners of the prestigious Annual ‘Hospitality Finance, Revenue Management and IT Awards of the Year 2010’ were announced this week in London by BAHA – the UK’s leading educational organisation for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT within the hospitality industry.
In the presence of over 270 guests at the 2010 BAHA Annual Christmas Awards Luncheon – held December 16 at the Principal Hayley Group’s Grand Connaught Rooms in London’s Covent Garden – the winners of five major BAHA hospitality industry awards, together with the recipients of seven student BAHA examination prizes, were publicly honoured.
At the awards ceremony, BAHA was not only delighted to announce the winners of two brand new award categories, but also revealed that BAHA membership had reached all-time record levels, rapidly approaching the 1,000 mark. “In line with the fast expansion of our membership into the hospitality finance-related, ‘industry critical’ fields of Revenue and IT Management,” said BAHA Chief Executive Carl Weldon, “we are delighted to reveal the very first winners of the ‘BAHA Hospitality Revenue Director of the Year 2010’; and the ‘BAHA Hospitality IT Professional of the Year 2010’ categories. We are very grateful to IDeaS and SpiriTel for respectively recognising and supporting these two much needed annual BAHA award categories, at such an exciting time of sustained growth in BAHA membership.”
The Top five 2010 BAHA Award winners all received cut-glass trophies and certificates:
2010 BAHA ETP Student Prizes
The BAHA Education and Training Programme (ETP) is the entry route to Associate membership of BAHA for new and inexperienced finance personnel in the industry. The programme provides learning and skills development for aspiring hospitality accounting professionals wishing to gain the skills and knowledge required to manage hospitality finance divisions, or gain an understanding of the accounting function of a hospitality unit. The 3-stage blended learning programme, studied over three-6-month periods, provides the flexibility for accounts personnel to fit their learning around their busy working day. Stage 1 is an introduction to Financial Accounting; Stage 2 is Operational Management Accounting; and Stage 3 is Strategic Management Accounting.
At the BAHA Awards Luncheon, the Association recognized the outstanding student successes in the three stages of the ETP program:
About the BAHA
The British Association of Hospitality Accountants (BAHA) was formed in 1969 with the aim of bringing together those professionals who were involved in financial management and control within the hotel industry. Since inception the membership has expanded to include systems specialists, hospitality consultants and accountants, bankers, investment analysts, property professionals, academics and others who retain an interest in the hotel, catering and leisure sectors.
Head of Administration and Education
British Association of Hospitality Accountants
Tel: 01202 889430
Fax: 01202 887967