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UKHA News & Events

This page would typically show recent events and meetings from our media partners: The United Kingdom Housekeepers Association (UKHA). Unfortunately due to COVID-19, as you can imagine, there will be limited news in this section for the foreseeable future.

UKHA SUMMER BBQ - The UKHA Summer BBQ, hosted by the London region, went off in style with over 90 people in attendance at the Kensington Palace Gardens. Fernanda Lewis, London chair, welcomed guest to her first Summer BBQ event. Thanks, were given to sponsors: Belmont Laundry, Blossom & Browne’s, Greenbrook Ventures, Guarantee Laundries, Mint Linen and Royal Jersey…
Fascinating visit for London members - Since its start in 1984, the UKHA has kept its mission of sharing knowledge, development and supporting each other. Recent meetings have focused on current challenges faced in housekeeping and the impact not only on the hospitality establishments but on people facing a variety of issues, including finding talent to join their teams. It was…
Lorraine Dale MVO stands down after nine years as UKHA National Chair - A message from Lorraine. “It is with great sadness that I wish to inform you that I intend to stand down as National Chair from March 2023. I have held this position for nearly a decade, and as my responsibilities within the Royal Household are ever increasing, I feel that the time has come to…
UKHA Summer Ball & HHH Awards - hosted by Midlands & SW We have some exciting news to announce – The Triple ‘H’ Awards (Hotel Housekeeping Honours) for the hotel/housekeeping sector are back! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we felt it only right to give the sector time to recover, re-staff and regroup. Now you’ve done just that and…
The inside story on outside dirt - Make sure all your exterior furniture is welcoming and not covered in bird poo I hope you’ve had a fabulous summer and refreshing break from work when possible. Perhaps the thought of a cocktail or two in a relaxing environment is your wish too, and well deserved following the uncertain times we’ve been through together.…
Water: our precious liquid asset - As we head from spring to summer, water will be in greater demand, so in this issue I’ve decided to address the current situation regarding the consumption of water as we strive to conserve this precious asset and be more sustainable. Even so, this can only be a snapshot, but I hope it will provoke…
It’s not over yet! - ‘Just Saying’ with Delia Cannings As we look to restrictions being fully removed, we have already moved to a post lockdown scenario. However, we must remember that we are not yet post Covid-19. For those of us that were furloughed we have begun the process of returning to the workplace. Some find this exhilarating and…
Delia Cannings – Just Saying - Hello Colleagues, We need your support as some hotels are closing, others downsizing. We are losing staff and still we smile! Our cleaning, hygiene and waste industry is one of the UK’s top 10 industries, contributing £55.5 billion to the economy and employs 1.47 million workers. We’ve seen a mass exodus of cleaning staff and…
Yorkshire & NE gathering - The nights may be drawing in, but the welcoming lights of Grantley Hall will greet members of the UKHA Yorkshire & NE region on Wednesday, 29 September when they gather for what will be their second ‘real life’ meeting since venues reopened. The stunning 5-star luxury country hotel and spa sits in the Yorkshire Dales…
Midlands members are bubbling - We’re delighted to report on yet another sign that members are moving beyond Zoom sessions – the first UKHA Midlands regional meeting has taken place since Covid interrupted our daily lives. The end of July gathering at the newly refurbished Holiday Inn, Birmingham Airport also provided a chance to see the hotel looking resplendent with…
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