The Morson Group is a unique blend of specialist talent provider and design consultancy businesses that provide our clients with the skilled talent needed to succeed, as well as supporting our growing candidate base and finding their next assignments. Our market-leading engineering design solutions leverage the latest technology and systems, which are provided by experienced and highly-regarded design professionals.
Ever since we placed our first candidate in 1969, we have remained committed to providing quality services to our clients and contractors through exceptional delivery, which has seen us become one of the most respected names in the industries within which we operate. The principles of quality, service and delivery underpin everything we do and have driven us to achieve great success for over 50 years.
The Morson Group is made up of seven main subsidiaries, Morson International, Morson Projects, Morson Cyber Security, The Bridge (specialist IT recruitment), SI, Anderselite and Vital Human Resources. Morson have recently expanded their North America presence by acquiring Strategic Infusion. The acquisition includes SI’s four operating companies: in Canada, Commissioning & Technical Services (N.A) Ltd (CTSNA); in the USA, Commissioning & Technical Services (N.A) Inc (CTS US), Comtask Global Inc. (Comtask) and also MComm Solution of Puerto Rico Inc. (MComm).
In 2018 Morson acquired technical recruitment consultancy, Anderselite, to expand the Group's expertise in the civils, maintenance, rail and construction markets.
1969 | Morson is founded in a cupboard under the stairs
After returning from Canada with his young family, Gerry Mason founded Morson in the family home in Eccles.Liquid error: Liquid::ArgumentError
1970 | A first office at Bank Chambers
In 1970, the fledgling Morson, then called J.Morson & Co, moved to the first office at Bank Chambers, Church Street, Eccles.
Pauline Hassall becomes the first employee for the business, with tasks ranging from bookkeeping, answering the phone, typing and post!
1979 | Morson moves to Clarendon Road
With the business expanding every year and taking on new recruitment and design staff, the business moved around to corner to a new premises on Clarendon Road.
This would be the home of Morson for the entire decade.
1979 | Morson Projects founded
Around the same time as the Clarendon Road move, Morson Projects is founded. A year later, Morson would take on its first ever engineering apprentice, Steve Seddon.
Steve remains at the company to this day, working as Client Services Director.
1986 | Ged Mason joins the business
After completing his degree in business and spending time working in Canada for recruitment company Roan International, Gerry’s son Ged joined his father’s business in 1986.
1990 | Stableford Hall
In 1990, Morson once again moved offices after a decade of further growth. The new office, Stableford Hall, sat adjacent to Worsley Golf Course and provided the business with space to expand and develop the teams.
In 1991, Finance Director Paul Gilmour joined the business.
1995 | Group turnover surpasses £50million
In 1995, current Managing Director Kevin Gorton joined the business as Business Development Director.
At this time, Group turnover surpassed £50million.
1999 | Gerry Mason retires
Gerry Mason retires from the day-to-day running of the business, but retains his position on the board as Non-Executive Chairman.
Ged Mason takes up his father’s position as Managing Director.
2006 | Stock market flotation
In 2006, Morson floated on the stock exchange. The same year, Morson also purchases its first acquisition, Bluetec in London and opens a new office in partnership with Airbus UK in Birmingham.
With a turnover now surpassing £300million, Morson continues its acquisition strategy with the purchases of Westbury, White & Nunn, Pentagon Personnel, Rosta and CTS.
2010 | Adamson House
Morson officially move into brand new, state of the art premises on the Manchester Ship Canal, just a 10 minute walk from the original office at Bank Chambers. It’s opened by local artist Harold Riley and Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
2015 | Gerry Mason passes away
In July 2015, founder Gerry Mason passes away.
Over the next few years, the Group capability extends with the acquisitions of The Bridge IT Recruitment, CTSNA in the United States, and Anderselite.
2019 | A record-breaking 50th year
In 2019, the business celebrates 50 years in business with a star-studded party for employees in Cheshire.
Group turnover surpasses £866million
How we do business
The safety of our workforce is a fundamental value to the Morson Group. We place safety at the forefront of our business by developing initiatives like Work Safe Home Safe, and committing to industry frameworks for continuous improvement.
We operate in an open and honest manner, acting with the utmost integrity, professionalism and honesty. We honour our commitments and promises, building long term relationships with our clients and candidates.
We provide a fair, open and equal culture for our candidates, contractors and our employees. Our diversity strengthens our delivery capability; igniting creativity and driving progression within each of our
We deliver on our promises to clients, candidates and employees as well as providing service of the highest standard. We term this ‘Excellence Through Performance’.
A huge part of the ‘Morson Family’ ethos is our social responsibility, we take supporting those in need seriously. Every year our employees select two charities to fundraise for. We are passionate about improving the communities we operate in.
As an industry leader we commit to being innovative – it turns our ideas into reality. When opportunities or challenges arise, we believe solutions exist, go the extra mile to find answers and deliver service in new and better ways.
Morson International Morson International is a specialist recruitment company for the engineering industry. Named as the UK’s No.1 Technical Recruiter in the Top 250 Report. Find out more
ANDERSELITE Established in 1984, Anderselite are leading technical recruitment experts to the built environment.
The Bridge The Bridge, one of “Recruiter magazine’s Hot 10 IT Recruiters”, is an IT recruitment company, with a UK network of excellent clients and a loyal and extensive contractor base. Find out more
Morson Vital Vital, is a dedicated recruitment business. Our three operating divisions, Resources, Rail and Solutions, deliver high calibre engineering people and projects. Find out more
Morson Vital Training MVT have been named the number one rail training provider in the UK, offering dedicated training, assessment and ongoing development opportunities across the UK. Find out more
Morson Technical Services
Morson Technical Services We deliver the highest quality engineering and technical and training services to both military and civilian MROs around the world. Find out more
Morson Projects Morson Projects provides a range of engineering and design services to the Industrial, Nuclear, Aerospace and Energy sectors. Find out more
Morson Cyber Security
Morson Cyber Security MCS, is a leading managed service provider of cyber security solutions which protects customers from cyber threats and ensures their compliance with data protection standards. Find out more
Morson Aircraft Engineering Services
Morson Aircraft Engineering Services MAES is Morsons latest and most unique offering; combining aviation services to provide complete solutions to airlines. Find out more
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Ged Mason OBE | CEO
Ged has been Chief Executive of Morson since January 2005, following his role as Managing Director from 1999. He originally joined Morson International in 1986, following completion of his university education and a period gaining experience within a technical recruitment organisation in Canada. As Chief Executive, Ged has full responsibility for Group strategy and commercial performance along with key staff resourcing strategy and key client liaison.
Dr. Kevin Gorton | Managing Director
Kevin joined the Morson Group in 1995 and is the Managing Director of the Group. He has extensive experience of managing multi-disciplined human capital management projects throughout the world, including developing managing agent solutions, change management processes, cost management strategies and operational delivery models. Kevin has a PhD in Strategic Finance and plays a key role in the strategic development of the Group.
Paul Gilmour | Finance Director
Paul joined the Morson Group in 1991 as the Financial Controller and became Finance Director in 1993. Paul has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Durham University. Following his university education, Paul trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross & Co. Paul is a key member of Morson’s management team, responsible for financial management, reporting and development throughout the Group.