The British Institute of Innkeeping (BII) has appointed Steven Alton as its new COO, assuming the role on 30 September.
During the first few months he will oversee a strategy for the future, ensuring the BII is well placed to support the challenges facing licensees and staff in the hospitality industry.
Alton said “I am looking forward to leading the BII into the future, building on the great work by Mike and his team. The hospitality industry is both hugely exciting and challenging right now. The BII is uniquely positioned to provide essential, independent and trusted support to its members to help them thrive.”
Mark Robson, chairman, added: “We are really pleased Steven has agreed to join the BII and being known across the industry, he is well placed to take over from Mike Clist who will continue in his full time role until late 2019. He will then continue as CEO on a part time basis until Steven feels he is in a position to take over the CEO’s role.
“This will ensure a smooth transition and help with the BII’s relationships with their key companies and bodies”.
The BII has over 8,000 individual members running premises across the UK, offering business support to its members.