Stephen Carter, managing director of Cameron House at Loch Lomond Resort and Chairman of The Hospitality Industry Trust Scotland has been announced as the fourth industry highflyer to feature in the opening session of the CEDA Conference on 12th April.
Together with John Vincent, founder of Leon Restaurants, James Horler, CEO of 3Sixty Restaurants and Phil Hooper, corporate affairs director of Sodexo, Stephen will explain the challenges that his business has faced recently and the actions that have been taken to address them. The four speakers will also give their views as to what challenges our industry faces in the immediate future.
Stephen is renowned for team building and the empowerment and development of his people. He has mentored several industry leaders including Robert Cook of Malmaison and Hotel du Vin, and Douglas Waddell of Handpicked Hotels. Stephen’s infectious enthusiasm for the industry provides a natural impetus for the motivation of those around him. He relishes the opportunities offered in business turnrounds where his leadership skills have built high achieving teams developing truly successful business alive to the needs of guests, local community and team members. He strongly believes in the interaction of the hotel and the community in which it finds itself and that a hotel is only as successful as that local community will allow it to be.
His passion for the business has gained him several prestigious awards, not least The Silver Thistle Award by Visit Scotland for outstanding contribution to Scottish Tourism and The Catey award for Manager of the Year in 2005. In 2007 he was awarded the OBE for services to the hospitality industry.
This year’s CEDA Conference is to be held at the luxurious five star Fairmont St Andrews Bay Hotel in Scotland April 11-12.
"The conference, which is open to anyone in the industry to attend, is not only an interesting, informative and stimulating business event with top class speakers from both within our industry and from the wider business world, but is also the biggest networking occasion in the catering equipment industry calendar. In 24 hours at the conference, you can talk to more suppliers and distributors than you could in many months of normal business," says CEDA director of technical support, Peter Kay. For more information visit http://www.ceda.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=318&Itemid=320