We work on the philosophy of Servant Leadership and look to create a set of practices that enrich the lives of individuals, help build a better organisation and ultimately create a more just and caring world.
Our world are the communities we serve, the sectors we work in, the individuals we work with and our employees who make it happen – our world is important to us.
We work with our world to create deep relationships that establish and deliver growth and positive outcomes. Together, we want to ensure this is true for our exhibitors, our visitors, our partners and our staff.
We believe in creating a set of circumstances that make it possible to succeed. This represents not only delivering first class events – which create opportunities for our clients – but also designing our business around creating opportunities for our staff and partners to thrive.
To be our communities’ long term strategic partner throughout the year, creating opportunities for them to connect, transact and engage with the right people to achieve success.
We have ambition, a will to win, the desire to achieve success for our clients, partners and ourselves – but not at any cost. Our decisions go beyond profitability and are centred on respect, honesty, and a desire to have a positive impact on the world around us.
We challenge ourselves with courage and curiosity to discover our full potential. Through training and mentorship, pursuing innovation and recognising the need to expand our outlook, we embrace a culture of continuous development.
Our relationships with our clients, employees and suppliers are a partnership with no exceptions. We challenge and support one another, even when it may be uncomfortable. By actively seeking out diverse views, both internally and externally, we do all we can to ensure a resilient outcome.
We encourage our people to take responsibility. We understand that to find faster, better and more nimble ways to work we need to be open to ideas. Our employees are our greatest asset, and we encourage our teams to take these chances and challenge themselves without fear of failure.
Our company is named after Henry Greville Montgomery, a pioneer in the brickwork business, who in 1895 staged a Building Trades Exhibition at the Royal Agricultural Hall and later Olympia in order to help the struggling West Country clay traders during a period of depression. Greville mobilised his political contacts as a Liberal Party member to highlight these workers’ needs by giving them space at the exhibition – an effort that impressed the public so much he went on to win a seat for the Liberals in the 1906 election in the Tory Bridgwater stronghold, becoming a popular MP. 125 years later, his values and legacy of helping others by providing the opportunities they needed to survive and prosper lives on through today’s Montgomery Group.