• Instant network for members to facilitate referrals and working together to achieve common marketing goals.
  • Invitation to attend at least 8 HEYHA meetings per year (normally 9.45 a.m - 12 noon) where information is shared on all aspects that affect the local hotel market often with guest speakers updating members on current developments and opportunities.
  • Opportunity for staff members to participate in joint legislative courses, First Aid Hygiene, Health and Safety.
  • A dedicated point of contact - close association with VHEY, St Stephen's Shopping Centre, Welcome to Yorkshire, Hull Bid, Beverley College, The Deep, Hull Truck, Visit York, NEL, and Hull City of Culture legacy team.
  • Joint lobbying for improvement to the infrastructure of local tourism- currently passionate about the need to improve recruitment and skills in the hospitality industry. We are looking forward to working with the new Venue opening in Summer 2018.
  • Opportunity to give support to Festivals and Events. HEYHA sponsors the Copper Saucepan Award for the Apprentice Chef of the Year, and supports the Freedom Festival, Beverley Folk Festival, Beverley Food Festival, Hull Business Expo, CHS Leeds Arena, REYTAS 2018, and Beverley Stage 4.
  • Participation in HEYHA website and Hull Whatson website hotel section with text and hyperlink.

HEYHA's Long Term Goals

Improving the Business of Hospitality in the Humber region

  • To lobby for the effective promotion of hospitality in the area
  • To promote and celebrate the highest levels of customer care and share best practice
  • To encourage young people to join the industry and encourage their development
  • To improve the skills and professionalism in hospitality in Hull East Yorkshire and North & East Lincolnshire
  • To support local suppliers and contractors when possible
  • To actively encourage Commercial and Leisure visitors and support local events
  • To support the improvement of the A163, the Castle street interchange and the pedestrian bridge
  • To support the reduction and final removal of the Humber Bridge tolls
  • To support offshore windfarms and in areas of the East Yorkshire landscape when they are not to the detriment of the visitor experience
  • To promote a more positive portrayal of the area by the local and National Media
  • To support the Humber Bridge Enterprise zone
  • To support renewables development on the North and South Bank of the Humber
  • To improve the taxi provision in the area
  • To support the Minsters Rail Campaign to reopen the line between Beverley and York
  • To support the direct line between Cleethorpes and London
  • To support the Smile foundation in achieving their objectives
  • To support the electrification of the railway between Doncaster and Hull
  • To support and work with the 3500 seat Hull Venue - Conference and Exhibition centre
  • To support the Tour de Yorkshire and provide bike-friendly accommodation

HEYHA Members 7th September 2016, Beverley Tickton Grange

2019 Meeting Dates

  • Thursday 31st January 2019 - Holiday Inn Hull Marina
  • Tuesday 5th March 2019 - Hampton by Hilton Humberside Airport
  • Thursday 25th April 2019 - Village the Club Hull
  • Thursday 30th May 2019 - DoubleTree by Hilton Hull
  • Thursday 11th July 2019 - DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Golf Resort and Spa
  • Thursday 12th September 2019 - Tickton Grange Country House Hotel
  • Thursday 10th October 2019 - Ashbourne Hotel
  • Thursday 21st November 2018 - Mercure Grange Park Hotel

All meetings are 9:45am - 12:30pm and start with morning coffee followed by a light lunch.

Agendas are sent out one week in advance. All members can suggest items for the agenda and speakers.

Apologies to be sent one week in advance, otherwise it is assumed that the member is attending.


We are always looking to recruit professional, quality hotels Restaurants and Event Venues to the Association; contact Paul Vinsen.

Below are listed the members of the HEYHA. Click their names to be linked to their websites.

Hospitality Members

Beyond Events University of Hull

Jonathan Rhodes
Conference & Sales Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 462137


Napoleon's Casino

Penny Lamming
Head of Administration

Tony Armstrong
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 221133


Tigers Events at the KCOM Stadium

Kathryn Drury
Senior Business Executive/Tigers Events

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 358327


True-Budget Accom (Hotel Booking Agent)

Steve Tradewell

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 679101

Hotel Members: The City of Hull & East Yorkshire

Tickton Grange Country House Hotel

Maggie Whymant
Managing Director

HEYHA Member

T: 01964 543666


Beverley Arms Hotel

Chantell Clark-Dickinson
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 296999


Cave Castle Hotel

Simon Fuller
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01430 422245


Doubletree by Hilton Hull

Helen Symonds - Director of Sales
Daniel Rich - General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 755500


Hallmark Hotel Hull

Serena Walters
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 645212


Holiday Inn Express

Debra Hutchins
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 485700


Holiday Inn Hull Marina

Nicola Shillito
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 386300


Ibis Hotel Hull

Phil Woods
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 387500

Loftsome Bridge Boutique Hotel & Restaurant (Wressle, near Selby)

Nigel Dibb
Managing Director

HEYHA Member

T: 01757 630070

Mercure Grange Park Hotel Hull

Maurizio de Martino (Operations Manager)
HEYHA Treasurer
Sandeep Kaushik (General Manager)

T: 08448 159037


Britannia Royal Hotel Hull

David Leadley
Operations Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 325087


Village Hotel Hull

Gavin Davies
General Manager

Rachel Underwood
Sales Director

HEYHA Member

T: 01482 427110


Hotel Members: Grimsby & the South Bank

Ashbourne Hotel

Andrew Smith (Hotel Director)
Amanda Penistone (Hotel Manager)

HEYHA Member

T: 01469 541010


DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort

Steve Whittaker (General Manager)
Elizabeth Harwood (Director of Sales)

HEYHA Member

T: 01652 650770


Hampton by Hilton
Humberside Airport

Sam Cooke - Sales Manager
Vice Chair HEYHA

Sophie Barr - Hotel Manager

T: 01652 413112


Humber Royal Grimsby

Teresa Penistone
General Manager

T: 01472 240024


Holiday Inn Express Grimsby

Stacy Mainwaring
Hotel Manager

T: 01462 806000


The St James (Grimsby)

Craig Healey
General Manager

HEYHA Member

T: 01472 359771