Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Ipswich: Success for UCS students in Institute of Hospitality hotel mamangement competition

13:00 15 March 2014

A team featuring UCS students has been shortlisted for the finals of the Institute of Hospitality Business Game Competition 2014, following successful completion of the first online phase.

A team featuring UCS students has been shortlisted for the finals of the Institute of Hospitality Business Game Competition 2014, following successful completion of the first online phase.

Archant

A team featuring UCS students has been shortlisted for the finals of the Institute of Hospitality Business Game Competition 2014, following successful completion of the first online phase.

The first stage of the competition was an online challenge which tasked teams to use HOTS (Hotel, Operations, Tactics and Strategy) business simulation to successfully manage a 125-bedroom virtual hotel, focussing specifically on teams making successful business decisions across 11 key management areas, including human resources, finance and marketing.

The shortlisted teams will now participate in the live final of the Business Game Competition, which takes place at University College Birmingham on Monday March 17, competing for the honour of being crowned Best Hotelier 2014.

The UCS team, led by management lecturer Stephen Sawyers, includes five students on Business and Event Management degrees; Thomas James, Tuba Simsek, Hannah Palfrey, Margaux Deygat, and Perrie Collier.

Lecturer Stephen Sawyers said: “It is very exciting. The finalists included some high-powered competitors from places like Leeds and Manchester.

“We have been told to turn up with two empty lap-tops, and no internet acccess, ready for the finals.

“There are two events on the day, a public speaking competition and this one.

“We have a very interesting group of final years students and whatever happens, it is fantastic to have this on their CV when they later go for jobs or interviews.”

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Giffords Hall Vineyard feature. Including the use of drone technology to measure crop yield. Pictured is owner Linda Howard.

Vineyard owners in Suffolk and Essex say their industry has grown so quickly over recent years that the region may soon follow famous French appellations in seeking protected status for its wines.

Households are still spending more on leisure, but younger consumers a worried about their future finances following the vote for Brexit.

Britain’s households increased their spend on leisure activities last month, but many are concerned about the future impact on their finances from the vote to leave the European Union.

European Union Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaking during a media conference at EU headquarters in Brussels.
Photo: AP Photo/Virginia Mayo

Technology giant Apple has vowed to overturn a record 13bn euro (£11.1bn) bill after a European Commission ruling that it has an illegal “sweetheart” tax deal in Ireland.

The newly rebranded Fenwick store, previously Williams & Griffin, in Colchester.

Colchester’s new-look Fenwick department store is to be officially unveiled on September 15 following a £35m redevelopment.

12-20 Upper Orwell Street, which could be demolished and regenerated if plans by the East of England Co-op go through

A derelict building in Upper Orwell Street which has been empty for decades could be set for demolition if new plans for the area are approved.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24