IoH elects new southern chair

The Institute of Hospitality (IoH) recently elected Tim Seward MIH as the new chair of its southern branch. Seward will remain chair of the BH Area Hospitality Association, a role he has held since March 2020.

Seward said he will be looking at ways to support hospitality teams as the regional economy, heavily reliant on tourism, tackles labour and skills shortages associated with the resumption of business post-lockdown. There are already plans to further strengthen links with colleges and universities in the region, as well as to bestow recognition on businesses and individuals that have acted in exemplary ways during the pandemic.

Robert Richardson FIH, chief executive officer of the IoH, said: “In this stage of our evolution as a professional body, the Institute needs leaders like Tim, who understand the challenges and are great at building bridges and see collaboration as essential for our industry to move forward as one hospitality family. I look forward to working closely with him in the years to come.”

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