Jenni Clarke, Commercial Director – Umbrella Training



Speaker Overview:

Jenni embarked on her journey in the world of hospitality during a school work experience placement at 16. Since then, her passion for the industry has driven her through a dynamic career, spanning various pivotal roles across multiple departments both within hotels and the food service sector.

With a rich tapestry of experiences, Jenni has worked within various different organisations including the opening of London's Bankside Hotel, Raddison Edwardian, St Ermin's and Firmdale Hotels, where her focus on People & Culture, alongside her specialisation in Learning & Development, has been instrumental.

In 2021, she was honoured with one of The Caterer's prestigious Acorn Awards, recognising her as one of the hospitality industry's rising stars under the age of 30. Prior to this, her talent was acknowledged with a nomination as an HR Rising Star by HR in Hospitality in 2019. Moreover, her leadership was instrumental in her team's shortlisting for HR Team of the Year at the 2019 Hotel Cateys.

Currently Commercial Director at Umbrella Training, Jenni spearheads the promotion and expansion of the company's commercial and apprenticeship training activities. Her strategic vision and commitment extend to managing the implementation of immersive learning environments into Umbrella's apprenticeship and commercial curriculum, ensuring a holistic and impactful learning experience.

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