Record number of HIT Scholarships

The Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) delivered a record number of scholarships, a grand total of 213, at the recent Emerging Talent Conference at the Glasgow Grand Central Hotel.

The scholarships offer aspiring individuals working within or studying towards a career in hospitality once in a lifetime training opportunities.

This year the scholars will be given the opportunity to learn and develop within the hospitality industry while experiencing trips around the world and meeting some of the industry’s top names.

Fallon Cowley from Manorview, Peter Govan from Buzzworks and Beth Harding from Montpeliers were among the lucky recipients. They will now head to Lausanne to participate while others will do everything from improving their management skills to honing their supervisory talent.

The annual conference, that celebrates the year’s scholars, was well attended by over 400 industry representatives, hospitality & catering students and top hospitality industry names.

Speaking about the conference HIT Scotland’s Chief Executive David Cochrane said, “Since its inception in 2005 the Emerging Talent Conference has grown from strength to strength, attracting high profile speakers, students and industry professionals alike.

“The application process for this year’s set of scholarships was our busiest yet resulting in some hard decisions. We are excited for these 213 scholars to embark on their scholarship opportunities over the next year and positively shape the future of the booming hospitality industry in Scotland.”