From athlete's to army veterans the Morson Ambassadors programme partners with inspiring individuals who can motivate and educate our clients, candidates and employee's.
Our ambassadors are from different backgrounds with a range of life experiences, but they all share a drive, determination and integrity which is why they are part of the Morson family.
From breaking down barriers with mental health and raising autism awareness to championing women in the workplace and resettlement, our ambassadors bring new perspectives and positive influence.
Current Morson Ambassadors include:
Andy Reid | Afghanistan army veteran and author of 'Andy Reid - Standing Tall'
Corporal Andy Reid lost both his legs and right arm after stepping on an IED plate whilst serving with the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan in 2009. After spending only 2 weeks in hospital before returning home after his injury, Andy is a testament to overcoming adversity with a positive mindset.
Andy was chosen as a Morson Ambassador as his determination and optimism means that he is a role model, not only for the forces, but for the wider community.
The partnership between Morson and Andy aims to get more ex-forces personnel into employment by using his knowledge of the forces community in conjunction with Morson's recruitment expertise.
I hope to develop the relationship with Morson by helping to recruit more armed forces personnel. There’s a lot of guys out their who’ve got great skills and when they leave the armed forces some of those skills aren’t used anymore. I can see where within Morson Group those skills can be used. There’s a lot that the armed forces can offer when they leave service and Morson is an ideal place for them to explore that.
We hope this partnership will develop and grow, making a real difference to the resettlement of forces personnel.
Adrian Head, Morson client development manager, who knows Andy well explains why Andy Reid is such an inspiration and a great ambassador for Morson…
Andy’s been through a lot of adversity himself, but he doesn’t lose sight of people who are less fortunate than he is. He’s able to connect with these people. He understands that coming out of a period of the navy, army or airforce and trying to transition across into civvy street can be difficult.
Morson have a demonstrable track record of putting ex-forces people into work, assignments and permanent employment and we want to build on this. We want to put that something back and Andy is going to be able to help us do that.
Morson ambassador Andy Reid has been honoured with the WOW Award at the 2018 Positive Awards. The Positive Awards celebrate positivity and gratitude across business, showcasing the people that make business better. The awards are split into 16 categories including honour, triumph, resilience and leadership. The WOW award is a culimation of all the awards on the night. The awarding body said Andy is "a true example of human endurance - uplifting, awesome and happy." Andy said it was "absolutely fantastic to win the main award". Andy became Morson's ex-forces ambassador in 2017 and has worked actively with our recruiters to help transition ex-forces personnel from military life into a civilian career. Andy balances this with motivational speaking across many industries, from corporate to sport. Andy has also worked with Morson to promote mental health awareness and has spoken openly about his struggles with PTSD at an event co-hosted at Morson head office with Sale Sharks Rugby Community Trust. Andy has recently written his Resettlement Guide with Morson, aimed at helping ex-forces personnel make the transition, based on his own experiences: As a veteran of The 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment and Morson forces ambassador, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to transition from the armed forces into a normal, civilian life. Ex-forces personnel have a lot to offer in the civilian world, often in ways they won’t immediately realise. It is my aim to bridge the gap between these two worlds so veterans are ready to become skilled, sought-after candidates ready to transition into work. One of the main things I noticed when appearing at career transition events as a Morson forces ambassador is the language barrier between ex-forces personnel and the recruiters who are looking to help them. This guide is designed to offer some help to veterans as they look to take their first steps in the civilian world. In particular, I’ll walk you through some of my top tips for preparing to leave the armed forces. I attend careers events with Morson across the country, so come along and we’ll help you take those first steps into your new life - Andy Reid Download the guide hereFind out more
Sale Sharks and Morson are proud to present a unique Business Club event exploring mental health in sport and business, featuring one of Sale's star players and two very special guests from the world of boxing. Marland Yarde, Manchester-born Anthony 'Million Dollar' Crolla, and former professional boxer Kieran Farrell, will be joined on stage by Sale Sharks Commercial Director Mark Cueto for a panel-style discussion this Friday, November 23, between 1pm and 3pm. Back in 2012, the two boxers, who were close friends at the time, met in the ring for a championship bout where Farrell suffered a life-threatening brain injury. He was forced to retire from the sport at the age of just 22. Both fighters have admitted struggling to come to terms with what happened and didn't see each other for a long time after the fight, with Crolla describing it as 'the darkest moment of his life'. As part of this special Business Club event, the two boxers will come face to face again at the Morson Group offices in Salford to talk about their experiences since that day. Marland Yarde, who had been in impressive form this season, suffered a serious injury when he dislocated his left knee and ruptured his MCL and ACL ligaments against Newcastle Falcons last month. The injury put a stop to his hopes of breaking into the England squad, but he’s currently on the comeback trail and will talk at the event about how he’s continuing to stay positive and aiming come back stronger and better. "We're really privileged to have Anthony, Kieran and Marland joining us for our Business Club event,” said Mark Cueto, Commercial Director at Sale Sharks. "The story of the fight between Anthony and Kieran is one that so many people in the world of sport will remember well, and to have both men with us to talk about that night and the impact it has had on them and their careers will be fascinating to hear. “Equally, Marland is dealing with a really serious injury at the moment and as a professional athlete, that can be really hard to come to terms with. He’s been really positive about his recovery though, so I think the audience will be really keen to hear more from him and how he’s working towards his comeback, both physically and mentally. "We always aim to provide something unique with our Business Club events and I think this event definitely lives up to that. It's one not to be missed!" For more information about this event, please email Georgina.Ragan@salesharks.com If you'd like more information about becoming a member of the Sale Sharks Business Club, visit https://www.salesharks.com/tickets-hospitality/packages/business-club/ Earlier this year Morson produced a whitepaper exploring mental health in the workplace with Sale Shark's 'Balls To That' programme, get your copy here https://www.morson.com/tackling-mental-healthFind out more