About Us. Regional Fundraising Boards.

The eyes and ears; the heart and soul. Our regional boards bring Hospitality Action to life, connecting us with local issues, people and opportunities.

Staffed by a dedicated team of Ambassadors our boards are a vitally important network. Their local knowledge ensures that we are readily accessible across the UK and that we’re plugged into the specific issues of each region.


Covering the whole northern region, our Northern Board is responsible for spreading the word and coordinating our fundraising endeavours. From well-established events such as our Chefs Dinner series to always putting their best foot forward when it comes to team challenges, they are fully dedicated to promoting our work in the region.

  • Kevin Haygarth - Chairman
    Co Founder & Director
    Hospitality Associates
  • Stephen Miles - Interim Chairman
    Co Founder & Director
    Hospitality Associates
  • Craig Bancroft
    Managing Director
  • Peter Banks 
    Managing Director
    Rudding Park
  • Gaynor Black
    Owner and Managing Director
    GB Hospitality
  • Ann Chambers
    Managing Director
    iStay Liverpool
  • Adrian Ellis
    General Manager
    The Lowry
  • Giovanna Grossi FIH
    Temple Spa
    AA Hospitality
  • Christine Henney
    HR Director
    Titanic Hotel Liverpool
  • Martin Hilton
    Director of Learning CPL Online & Senior Lecturer
    Leeds Beckett University
  • Richard Morrell
    Cluster General Manager
    De Vere Cranage Estate & Cheadle House Hotel
  • Joycelyn Neve
    Founder Director
    Seafood Pub Company
  • Stephen Rycroft
    General Manager
    Macdonald Hotel Manchester City Centre
  • Steven Thorpe
    Hospitality Catering and Educational Consultant
  • Clive Wilson
  • Caroline Wright
    Managing Director
    Taste Hospitality 


Comprising of some of London’s most notable hoteliers, restaurateurs and suppliers, our London committee host many of our flagship national events, including the phenomenal Back to the Floor. They can always be relied upon for generous support and inspirational ideas.

  • James Clarke - Chairman
    General Manager
    London Hilton Bankside
  • Basil Blanco
    Blanco Goldfarb Associates Ltd
  • Domenico Cassano
    Sales Director
  • Michael Cross
    National Accounts Manager Hotels
    Sky Business
  • Stefano Frigerio
    French Bubbles
  • Hayden Groves
    Hayden Groves Consultancy
  • Craig Prentice
    Director and Founder
  • Sean Wheeler
    Sean Wheeler Consulting Limited

South West

Formed in 2009, our South West Board is the source of many successful fundraising events, including our much-loved Polo Day. Over recent years they have consistently topped our annual summer challenge, wracking up the miles and tens of thousands of pounds to support the industry.

  • Simon Numphud - Chairman
    Managing Director
  • Amanda Afiya
    Co-Founder and Director
    Sauce Intelligence
  • John Badley
    Regional General Manager
    Brownsword Hotels
  • Mark Calver
    Hatch Mansfield
  • Philip de Ternant
    Creed Foodservice
  • Chris Durant
  • Mark Godfrey
    Managing Director
    Deer Park Country House
  • Robert Gray
    Business Director
    Compass Group
  • Tim Hassell
    Estates Director
    Thurlestone Estates Ltd
  • Raphael Herzog
    General Manager
    De Vere Tortworth Court
    Bristol Hoteliers Association
  • Lorraine Jarvie
    General Manager
    The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
  • Kalindi Juneja
    Chief Executive
    PoB Hotels
  • Jude Kreama
    Chef Owner
    Kota and Kota Kai
  • Alex Mackenzie
    General Manager
    Summer Lodge
  • Jack Mackenzie
    General Manager
    Summer Lodge
  • Stuart Mathieson
  • James Matthews
    Managing Director
    Xenia Venues Ltd
  • Michele Mella
    General Manager
    Whatley Manor
  • Harry Murray MBE
  • Jason Parry
    Multi-Site General Manager
    Fragrance Group Devon
  • Tom Ross
    Managing Director
    The PIG hotels
  • Adam Willcocks
    Operations Manager
    Calcot Manor
  • Sue Williams
    Sustainability Advisor
    Positive Hospitality
  • Ben Young
    Managing Director
    Cornwall Hotel Collection