Hugh has recently become a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Innholders – the City of London Livery Company that represents the hotel and catering industry.
The Innholders was founded in the time of Henry VIII to regulate the activities of the various hosteleries that served food and drink and overnight accommodation. Since then they have gone on to forge strong links with the modern Hotel and Catering Industry, setting up the Master Innholders Award to encourage excellence in hotel management and the St Julians Scholars to promote training to young members of the trade.
Hugh has been a Freeman of the City of London for many years and is really looking forward to attending Innholders events and supporting their various charities.
Mary is a meber of the Institute of Hospitality which has strong links with the Innholders so tey are looking forward to doing these things together, in between running Strand House and Rye Bay Cottage of course.