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About Us - The Editorial Team

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Linda Astbury FIH
Director of Linda Astbury Associates

As director of Linda Astbury Associates, Linda delivers bespoke consultancy services and solutions to the hospitality industry, to ensure the excellence of quality standards. She was a joint winner of the 1998 Catey Award for Tourism, for work at national level to establish the first harmonised Quality Standards in the UK.

Completing a three year HCIMA course, Linda commenced her career in the industry, gaining extensive experience both front and back of house, through all departments, until she reached management level at Oatlands Park Hotel, The Churchill and the Hilton group. Linda holds strong beliefs towards the importance of high standards at every level. It is this, together with her passion for training, which has been the basis for her subsequent career.

After gaining a Certificate in Education, Linda lectured in Hospitality & Catering, at Solihull College of Technology. From there she joined the Heart of England Tourist Board as a Hotel Inspector. She moved to be an Area Manager for the English Tourist Board and after two years was promoted to Chief Inspector, responsible for 54 inspectors, for a further 4 years, before joining the RAC.

"I am delighted and honored to be a new member of the Hospitality editorial board and feel that my broad experience, dealing with all levels of the hospitality industry on a national level, from small B&B's to 5 star Hotels will allow me to contribute to topics that will be relevant and of interest to the membership".

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Linda Astbury FIH

Linda Astbury FIH - Director of Linda Astbury Associates