Edward is Head of Learning and Development at Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland with 49 hotels across the country and part of Fattal Hotels with over 190 hotel in Europe and Israel. A people development specialist, with 25 years working within the lifestyle industries of hospitality, leisure and tourism gaining experience in business operations and human resources.
Edward was worked for varied organisations and spent a number of year as a freelance people development consultant working within small/medium hospitality businesses on guest care and management development projects.
A chartered member of the CIPD and playing an active part in the hospitality industry, Edward is a past chair and current Director of FLIGHT (Future Leaders in Global Hospitality and Tourism), a Bacchus Society Mentor of the year winner at Oxford Brookes University. Edward is a member of the apprenticeships Hospitality and Skills Quality Board.
A passionate advocate of workplace learning winning two of the Training Journal’s, Bronze TJ Awards in 2017 for Best Talent Development Programme and Best use of Technology in Learning. A designer of an award-winning LMS using the Totara platform and a 2017 winner of Learning Pool’s Community Award.