Chair of the CHME

11th Nov 2011

Following Isabell Hodgson’s retirement from Hospitality and Retailing Centre Leader at Leeds Metropolitan University, Dr. Angela Roper will act as sole chair of CHME until May 2012 AGM. However, Isabell will continue to play a key a role within the executive as administrator and contact for CHME.

PATH, the placement tutors sub- group has also welcomed a change of Chair. After many years of leading this very successful group Angie Maher has passed the baton on to Edward Gallier who will serve as chair for 3 years.

The executive has also welcomed the first industry representative to the committee. Tim West from Lexington Catering joined in September 2011. The election of both Tim and Edward will ensure that issues discussed cover all perspectives and not just education.

During 2011 CHME has enjoyed 3 successful conferences. The first of the year was the student conference hosted by the University of Huddersfield .

Prof-Peter-Jones-receiving-Fellowship-020Leeds Metropolitan University hosted the Annual Research Conference at their iconic Headingley Carnegie Pavilion in May when Professor Peter Jones was awarded a Fellowship of CHME.

Photo - Prof Peter Jones with Dr Angela Roper Chair of CHME











Marco Pierre White was Guest of Honour at the conference dinner held at Harewood House, Harrogate where he presented all awards to recipients for best conference papers.
Photo - Dr. Paul Lynch receives his award






Photo - Dr Emma Martin and Claire Holland with Dr. Paul Lynch, Professor Keith Johnson and Stephanie Jameson.









PATH rounded off the year with their Annual Conference in Manchester in June where over 100 delegates enjoyed a lively and worthwhile conference.
CHME awarded funding to two research reports both of which were presented at the Research Conference in Leeds.
Dr. Andreas Walmsley, Leeds Metropolitan University, conducted research into ‘Trends in Hospitality Higher Education in the UK’ – and a team led by Dr. Elizabeth Ineson from Manchester Metropolitan University researched ‘Assessing Hospitality Research Futures’. Both reports are available to members through the member’s section. Non- members may obtain a copy via Isabell Hodgson.
The 2012 conferences are already well into the planning stages and will kick off at the University of Wolverhampton, which will host the Student Conference in March 2012.
The Annual Research Conference will be held at the University College Birmingham from 9th-10th May 2012 and will have an Olympic theme - More Information Here.
Lastly, the PATH conference will travel to Bournemouth on 14-15th June 2012 - More Information Here.
We look forward to welcoming you to one or all of our annual events in 2012.
The executive continues to represent members and work on your behalf on various committees and groups. Further updates for specific areas can be seen under each section.