Martin Couchman OBE, the British Hospitality Association’s Deputy Chief Executive, is to retire in April 2016.
Since joining the BHA in 1993, Martin has co-ordinated the association’s lobbying policy across a range of issues from employment law to copyright negotiations.
Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the BHA said: "We are very thankful to Martin for his outstanding contribution to the association and the wider industry. For twenty three years, Martin has worked tirelessly to represent our industry’s best interests to government. He has also advised hundreds of BHA member businesses, in particular SMEs, providing them with invaluable support. We hope that members from across the UK will join us at the Hospitality and Tourism Summit on 27 June 2016, to thank Martin personally and bid him farewell”.
Martin Couchman OBE said: “The BHA is well placed as the leading association to take the hospitality and tourism industry forward and I look forward to seeing its continued progress over the coming years.”