The HIT lunch was held at the celebrated Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa on Friday 1 November and aimed to raise awareness of the Scottish based charity’s objectives and raise vital funds.
This year’s lunch featured renowned journalist and broadcaster, Hugo Rifkind as the official speaker. He addressed the topic: ‘the state of the press today and what the future holds’.
The lunch was attended by 450 members of the hospitality industry and has been one of the most successful to date – raising £10,000 more than last year’s lunch.
David Cochrane, Chief Executive of HIT Scotland, said: “Oh behalf of everyone at HIT, I’d like to thank all attendees for their continued support, and the Edinburgh Lunch committee members, chaired by Mark Miller for all their hard work to make this year’s lunch one of the best yet.”
Hospitality and tourism is now Scotland’s second largest employer. Through practical support; including bursary scholarships, emerging talent scholarships, industry events and conferences, HIT supports those working within the industry to develop their talent to its full potential.
To date, 1054 scholarships and 10,000 bursaries have been awarded by HIT to people at all stages in their career within the industry.