Trade Associations

HOSPA confirms Barclay’s Bob Silk to take over as chair

Silk is relationship director with Barclays Bank’s Hospitality and Leisure Team, where he specialises in funding multi-site hotel, restaurant and pub businesses

The Hospitality Professionals Association has appointed a new chairman, as Bob Silk takes over from previous incumbent Chris Upton – who has stepped down from the role.

The association revealed following eight years in post, which has seen the association expand its remit to incorporate a broader swathe of hospitality professionals, Upton, “recognising the time had come for some new impetus at the helm”, has decided to take a step back.

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