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Rohaise Rose-Bristow

Owner, The Torridon Hotel

Before graduating with a degree in in BA Hospitality Business Management (Hons) from Leeds Metropolitan University, Rohaise worked all over Scotland gaining experience in both restaurant and front of house in many five-star properties. As a post-graduate Rohaise worked in event and conference management for ICI and IEE. In 1999 she took the challenge of going back to her roots and managing The Torridon with her husband, Daniel, which her parents had purchased in 1992. Taking over operations in 2004, they continue to build on the family success.

The Torridon is a 58-acre estate that consists of a luxury 18-bedroom hotel & fine dining restaurant, a traditional pub with 12 rooms, as well as a self-catering boathouse and outdoor adventure company. Employing up to 55 staff – the majority live on site – Rohaise is predominantly the People Director of the company with a focus on recruitment, training, development and coaching. Rohaise also drives the excellence within the company and the hotel has won a number of industry and tourism awards including the prestigious Independent Hotel of the Year Award at the 2018 Cateys.

In 2017 Rohaise was appointed Chairman of Apprenticeship in Hospitality Scotland, an industry-led training programme that focuses on raising the profile of hospitality apprentices in Scotland. Rohaise now focuses on the strategic development of the organisation, which was recently awarded the Princess Royal Training Award.

Rohaise believes she has the best job in the world and wants to share the fantastic opportunities the hospitality industry has to offer. She is on the BHA Scotland Committee, a member of Hospitality Action and a member of the Institute of Hospitality.