June 25, 2022


A SCOTS hospitality group has introduced a new senior appointment within the corporation in advance of their 16 calendar year anniversary.

The Fusion Group of Businesses have appointed Stephen Montgomery, Spokesperson of the Scottish Hospitality Group (SHG), as a new Non Government Director.

Fusion function across the lodge industrial residence, hospitality and meetings and situations sectors, and have released many new subsidiaries due to the fact their founding by Alex McKie in 2006.

These consist of Accommodation Expert services – a reservations business enterprise for resorts and other holiday break accomodation, and business assets agency Drysdale and Business.

Stephen Montgomery, new Non Executive Director of Fusion Group of Companies.
Stephen joins the group in advance of its 16 calendar year anniversary, due to the fact staying established by Alex McKie in 2006.

Fusion now possess, work, manage or support over 2,000 rooms throughout Scotland, and are dealing with and facilitating “over £10m in transactions”.

Commenting on his appointment, Stephen Montgomery, reported: “I am actually thrilled to be a part of Alex and his team at Fusion Group. 

“I look forward to bringing a new aspect to the business through offering some consultancy to the sector, particularly after what has been a catastrophic two years for the hospitality and tourism sector.

“I am happy that Alex has determined that what I am able to provide will slot in with his extending portfolio of organization.

“I hope that with my many contacts, we will be ready to broaden the profile of the business enterprise even more.”

Alex McKie stated: “We’re delighted to welcome another person of Stephen’s sizeable calibre to the Fusion Group of Organizations, as our latest Non Executive Director.

“We look ahead to him adding worth to the business in the coming months, with a function advising, advertising and marketing, referring and representing the passions of our Team.”

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“Stephen will share his possess portfolio and contacts to assistance the marketplace as a complete at this considerable time.”

Formerly Stephen was President of the SLTA, a submit he held for a quick time, just as Covid strike, just before resigning.

Currently refurbishing a new cafe in Annan which will open future month, he discussed how the SHG arrived to be set up.

He stated: “SHG was formed mainly mainly because of the pandemic, in which it was felt that the voices of Scotland’s major and most well known bars, eating places and accommodations ended up not getting recognised.

“We formed and shared info. I experienced presently formed great interactions with members of all functions within the Scottish Federal government, so we have been well put.

“We ongoing to fortify those people associations with our continued conversations with Government. 

“Its future is now focused on recovery, recruitment and teaching.

“It’s a chaotic time forward for me with my new restaurant due to open up, SHG, moreover joining Fusion, but I am unquestionably on the lookout ahead to what lies ahead.”

Alex McKie additional: “Conditions in the hospitality market are continue to difficult, but 16 decades down the line, we are self-assured we are leading the way in what can be carried out to combat back.

“We experienced the credit history crunch crash not long immediately after we fashioned Fusion originally so there will often be troubles that come alongside in the financial system. 

“We’ve generally tried out to be proactive, no matter whether it’s forming joint ventures, fostering new provider associates, or concentrating on expert locations that can be contracted out to other hospitality companies.”

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“Running reservations departments for Motels, Getaway Parks and managed apartments, Accommodation Companies is designed to maximise profits streams for hospitality owners and buyers.

“It’s been pretty effective as functioning such a office competently has an quick effect on a Hotel’s base line.

“Stephen’s appointment could not have occur at a superior time for us all.”