Event Manager

Portfolio Director

Permanent Contract

Manchester Square, London

Dependent on experience


A passionate Event Manager who demonstrates strong commercial acumen, loves being part of the community their event serves and has a desire to develop an event that is the beating heart of the UK pub industry. This exciting opportunity will allow you to take ownership of PUB20 by having the freedom to autonomously drive its strategic growth and direction, whilst delivering on all commercial elements and liaising with the event team across all departments in the day-to-day running of the event.

PUB20 is unique in its offering. Totally dedicated to the UK pub industry, there is no other event like it and you’ll delve deep into the pub world in order to become a trusted source of pub industry knowledge and connections. The position requires you to be fully immersed in the pub industry, enabling you to create relationships and opportunities for suppliers, pub owners and operators attending the show. We curate the exhibition, aesthetics and content with an aim to fulfil and delight the 4500 strong publican audience. Our visitors attend, not only to source great products from our exhibitors and partners, but to learn, network with their community and enjoy an inspired experience, all at the same time.

The Experiences Division at Montgomery Group does not create ‘run of the mill’ trade shows. We’re creative in our approach and challenge the status quo. We’re hard-working, committed and passionate about our products and they communities they serve. The role will give the applicant the opportunity to be imaginative in the experience they create, whilst immersing themselves in the industry by creating lasting relationships.

  • Strong leadership skills in mentoring, coaching and empowering the team to collaborate and succeed together
  • Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise tasks and manage workload
  • Keen focus on achieving goals and attaining commercial success, with a desire to attract new business
  • Great communication, both written and verbal
  • Knowledge and experience of using different commercial processes and techniques to sell stand space and sponsorship
  • Experience of writing effective partnership and sponsorship proposals
  • Knowledge and experience of using CRM systems
  • Experience of developing creative and imaginative event concepts
  • To lead the event team by example in the day-to-day running of the event
  • To develop & implement an event plan which explores new opportunities and drives growth
  • To be responsible for the commercial success of the show through strategic selling, high conversion and efficient curation
  • To develop key partnerships, both commercial and content which drive revenue and visitor engagement
  • To develop a deep knowledge of the pub sector to identify evolving trends and best practices and to cherish relationships within the community
  • To effectively line manage the Commercial Executive, driving the commercial success of the event by ensuring a focus on coaching to enable the achievement of targets and personal development goals
  • To create effective, tailored sponsorship opportunities and write respective proposals
  • To work collaboratively the Marketing Team to develop a strong commercial marketing campaign
  • To influence the Marketing Team’s visitor campaign due to great industry knowledge and connections
  • To work closely with the Operations Team with regards to floorplan management and to physically realise the event vision
  • Generate stand and sponsorship revenue over the phone and face to face
  • Attend industry networking and social events to immerse yourself in the community
  • Visit pubs to build relationships with owners and managers to enable yourself to really understand how to curate the show to serve the industry’s needs
  • Visit competitive events, meet existing customers and prospect for new business
  • Work closely with the event team on collaborative projects


  • A minimum one years’ experience at manager level within sales/events/exhibitions or related industry
  • A high-performance level, ensuring targets and goals are met as a minimum
  • To work with teams and individuals collaboratively, proactively and positively
  • Ability to demonstrate objection handling
  • Experience in sourcing new leads
  • Experience of creative, consultative selling
  • First class work ethic
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Professional at all times
  • Regular one to one with Line manager
  • Monthly team revenue targets
  • Team productivity targets
  • Regular performance and development reviews
  • Clear KPI’s set by line manager
  • Training schemes
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity
  • Corporate Gym discount
  • Wellbeing at work
  • Paid leave for charity / voluntary work
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Mentorship program
  • Access to Manchester Square Gardens
  • Annual Summer company day
  • Flexi-Time
  • Annual pay reviews
  • Annual Christmas party
  • 8 x Death-in-service payment

Please send your CV and covering letter to Emily Challis