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The Institute of Hospitality continues to strengthen its team with new heads of marketing and professional development.
Kim Bailey, who previously ran her own consulting business supporting UK businesses looking to grow their global reach, will lead the marketing initiative for the international professional body for current and aspiring leaders and managers.
The institute’s chief executive Robert Richardson FIH is delighted by the appointment and Bailey will use her experience and expertise to develop initiatives likely to go down well with the organisation’s 13,000-strong membership across the hospitality industry’s sectors.
This appointment comes alongside that of Sam Coulstock as head of professional development, taking over from Alistair Sandall, who is moving on after four successful years with the body. Coulstock is the award-winning founder of social enterprise, Inspired Community Group, having spent 25 years in hospitality operations, business development, apprenticeship training and careers, including for the Springboard Charity and Springboard UK.
The institute plays a significant role in lifelong learning and continued professional development and Coulstock will help to develop even closer relationships with employers, educational establishments, and training providers. He’s been a leader in initiatives such as the ‘Big Hospitality Conversation’ and was previously business relations director for Umbrella Training. Last year Coulstock was chosen as Enterprise Advisor of the Year by the London Enterprise Adviser Network.