HCPTA becomes HR in Hospitality
The relaunch on 26th March of HCPTA (Hotel & Catering Personnel & Training Association) as HR in Hospitality
marks a more streamlined service for human resources professionals working in the hospitality industry. The association’s commitment was reflected in the calibre of industry leaders who lined up to speak during the breakfast launch at the InterContinental Hotel on London’s Park Lane. They included HR in Hospitality president Jane Sunley, managing director of learnpurple; chairman Carl Smith, head of HR at Novotel London West; and vicechairman Basil Blanco, director of Blanco Goldfarb Associates.
Also speaking was Caterer.com website director Ian Burke. His participation is the culmination of two years’ collaboration between Caterer.com and the former HCPTA to improve the organisation’s professional development services as well as launching a more contemporary look and feel to the organisation in readiness for expansion nationwide.
The relationship reinforces Caterer.com’s policy of working in partnership with the hospitality industry, rather than as a supplier. Its success is down to the fact Caterer.com and HR in Hospitality share the same values, which include being customer-focused, pioneering, open and inclusive.
Looking to the future, Caterer.com will continue to support HR in Hospitality in its aim to expand its services beyond the London area and across all sectors of the industry - hotels, restaurants, pubs, bars and contract catering.