New event

Global events company, Montgomery, has launched a new Design and Build division, appointing FIT Show event director Nickie West to head it up.

As managing director, Nickie will manage a portfolio which includes FIT Show, W Exhibition and Montgomery’s 50% of the Surface Design Show. Part of her remit will be to grow the business through expansion and acquisition, increasing Montgomery’s offering within the home improvement, built environment and materials sectors.

Montgomery purchased 80% of FIT Show in January 2017, taking Nickie West as part of the deal to continue as event director.

Montgomery Group managing director Damion Angus said: “We’re excited to announce not only the launch of our new Montgomery Design and Build division, but the appointment of Nickie West as managing director. We’ve worked closely with Nickie since acquiring FIT Show and it was very clear to us that she would be the perfect fit to not only lead our existing brands, but help us to grow our offering within the built environment space.”

Nickie West said: “I’m delighted to have been given the opportunity to lead Montgomery’s brand new Design and Build division. It’s very much business as usual when it comes to the existing shows. We’ve built up a great team around the FIT Show and this, combined with the additional resource and knowledge that the Montgomery Group presents, can only be positive for the long-term success of FIT Show.”