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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.

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…
Look after yourself and colleagues - A helping of peace, calmness and friendship always goes down well, and UKHA’s last Zoom meeting had plenty of that courtesy of a topic of Mindful Self-Care and teaming up with the AICR (The Association of Front Office Management) for the session. The suitably calming tones of mindfulness expert Katie Sheen had everyone relaxing in…
We’re feeling just grand - It’s finally happened – a UKHA get-together where members can talk face-to-face, catch up with each other and share news of how housekeeping staff are preparing for the staycation boom. Let’s have three cheers and join the celebrations at The Grand in York as 30 members of the Yorkshire and North-East region and very kind…
UKHA focus on staff wellbeing - The latest UKHA National Zoom get together was an uplifting event hosted by the Scottish region. Gordon McIntyre, Founder Trustee of Hospitality Health, was an inspirational speaker, sharing with members how the charity supported people in the industry undergoing mental health, addiction, and wellbeing issues. McIntyre, Associate Dean of Hospitality and Tourism at Glasgow City…
UKHA still Zooming - The latest UKHA Zoom meeting was hosted by the London Region and provided those attending with a host of fascinating thoughts, facts and figures from invited speakers. Chris Davis and Paul Kelly from Rubbermaid gave a presentation on the company and revealed that the core ingredients of the products can help hotels reach sustainability targets…
It’s time to nominate for the HHH awards 2021 - The Triple H awards – Hotel Housekeeping Honours – recognise individuals and teams that stand out from the crowd and showcase exceptional industry professionalism and outstanding customer service in housekeeping. Nominate now! It’s simple to do The earlier you nominate, the more time you have to put together a well thought through entry. The quality…
Still Zooming and full of ideas - Many UKHA members may not have met up face to face to both socialise and share knowledge in recent months, but the power and versatility of the internet has kept many in touch. Best of all has been the series of three Zoom meetings overseen by association stalwarts and joined by both working housekeepers and…
Free COVID-19 toolkit for members - THE UKHA now has new COVID-19 Secure Housekeeping Standards, designed for teams across the UK, regardless of the size and type of the establishment. Members can download it in toolkit form from the UKHA website. Launched at a well-attended webinar in partnership with Umbrella Training, its production has been a ‘labour of love’ for a…
BCC welcomes new directors - Delia Cannings of the ahcp and Kim Phillips of the ABCD ‘warmly congratulated’ The British Cleaning Council (BCC) has two new directors who bring a wealth of experience to ‘The Voice’ of the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management industries. Delia Cannings, National Lead for Education & Training, the Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (ahcp),…
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