Time Out: Steven Montgomery, Managing Director of Somfy UK & Ireland

The weekend is just around the corner and that means it’s time for some quick fire questions. Here we speak with Steven Montgomery, the MD of connected home specialists,  Somfy UK & Ireland, based at their Leeds HQ.

What is the first thing you do to get the weekend started?

Tea and Tennis Lessons. I’m not one for Tennis, I played Badminton at University but I like to stand court side whilst my son has his tennis lessons on a Saturday Morning.

What is your hobby?

I have a few. I play a few instruments – guitar, bass, drums and a little piano. I sometimes do a little home recording but they don’t often make it out the house! For my ears only!

What is your favourite movie?

Being John Malkovich. I love really strange stories with dark comedy.

If you hadn’t been successful at what you do, what would you be doing instead as a career?

I’d loved to have owned a little recording studio or be a skipper on a small yacht.

What is your favourite genre of music?

I honestly can’t answer this! I love most music and different genres suit different times. I like Jazz when we’re having dinner or relaxing with the newspapers on a Sunday. Then I can get in the car and switch to Pearl Jam or Nirvana.

If you could travel to any moment in time where would you go?

I’m a bit of a geek for Egyptology, so I would love to see how they built the pyramids!