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Through our online courses we help our learners to gain an improved insight
into the commercial aspects of running a successful hospitality business.
We can provide courses and resources for all those interested in hospitality finance for hotels, restaurants, catering and leisure.
Ideal for aspiring hospitality leaders of the future, this course is held online over a period of 6 weeks using our online learning management tools. The topics are studied in depth with examples, illustrations and discussions to provide participants with a deep understanding of the managerial accounts.
Debra Adams, a chartered accountant and the founder of the business, is a leading practitioner in developing courses for improving financial know how and commercial acumen in the hospitality industry. Debra has worked with numerous companies across the hospitality sector to develop training in hospitality finance, management accounting, asset management and revenue management. She regularly delivers courses in leading hospitality schools around the world. She is the author of the highly acclaimed
textbook 'Strategic Management Accounting for the Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure Industries' which is due to be released in 3rd edition in 2021.
Gill focuses on looking after our learners throughout their journey with us, from enrolment to completion and beyond! She is a whizz with databases and managing records and keeps us all in order.
A keen runner, she enjoys watersports in the summer and skiing in the winter!
Lucy originally joined the arena4finance team in 2012 as an Assistant Education Programmes Coordinator and recently re-joined the team having gained experience working with several different hospitality and tourism education establishments including the National Coastal Tourism Academy.
Lucy is a keen researcher and writer who is passionate about providing support and clear guidance on sustainable business practices to the hospitality industry. Lucy is focused on creating online content for arena4finance to engage, inform and inspire hospitality organisations.
Katie joins us as an Associate Learning Consultant with expert skills in Hospitality Finance. Katie spent over eleven years working in financial roles at the Principal Hotel Group including Regional Financial Controller, before starting her own consultancy. Katie combines her financial expertise with a love of teaching and training and has added a Certificate in Education and Training to her accomplishments.
“We are delighted that HOTS courses are now being offered by arena4finance - the team have developed some exciting course material to support the simulation and together we have developed the Passion 4 Hospitality Business Game for the Institute of Hospitality.”
“On behalf of CMAE England, may I thank you so much for a very successful finance seminar. The seminar was a triumph and we have received some of the best feedback from our members."
“arena4finance and EAHM have been working together over a number of years and during that time Debra has developed a number of successful programmes in finance topics for our clients. We have always had great feedback from our delegates for the courses she has delivered. ”
“Just a short note to say a huge thank you to you for helping make MIDAS such a big success! Thank you for an absolutely perfectly pitched Master Class! You’re a star!”
"We were so pleased to work alongside Debra to provide our students with a realistic hotel experience using the HOTS Simulation. Debra illustrated how the game can be used to provide an engaging and rewarding experience for the student teams, tasked with running a virtual hotel."
"Debra Adams is simply amazing at helping non-financial managers to not only understand, but actively engage with, the commercial and financial aspects of their operation. She has a wealth of in-depth knowledge of both operational and strategic finance, specifically in the hospitality industry where margins are tight and cash flow imperative. Knowing the content is one thing, but knowing how to teach others is what Debra excels at, with her years of experiences as a professional lecturer, trainer, coach and teacher."