Licensed Trade Hero 2020 is a brand new category at this year’s Scottish Bar & Pub awards reflecting the times we’re living through and this got us thinking about Hospitality Heroes that have gone above and beyond during the Covid crisis. Today we honour Stephen Montgomery of The Townhead Hotel, Lockerbie, and Scottish Hospitality Group spokesperson.
Everybody knows the name Stephen Montgomery. This hotelier and spokesperson for the Scottish Hospitality Group has been nothing short of inspirational during the Covid crisis and there’s hardly day that goes by when his name isn’t mentioned in trade and mainstream press fighting the hospitality industry’s corner.
Stephen is always on hand with tough, thought- provoking responses to the latest government legislation has repeatedly called for our industry to be more involved in the decision-making process and has given freely of his time to keep the concerns of operators in the media mainframe and on everybody’s lips.
He was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Hospitality Group in September with operators like The DRG Group, Buzzwork Holdings, Signature Pubs, Montpeliers, Manorview Group, Lisini Pub Co, Caledonia Inns, G1 Group, Siberia Bar & Hotel, and Mor-Rioghain Group.