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 two weeks in hospital before returning home, Andy is a testament to overcoming adversity with a positive mindset. In 2019, Andy was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for voluntary services to veterans and to people with disabilities.
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. Find out more about Morson Forces >
Simone launched Northern Power Women after spotting the need to focus on gender balance in the Northern Powerhouse, with the goal of making the north a driving force. Her career has taken her from scaling the ranks of the Royal Navy to roles at the London Olympics. It was when she became director for a campaign supporting women in the hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism industry and, subsequently, a champion for the Government Equalities Office, however, that gender equality became her passion. As our Diversity Ambassador, Simone promotes our commitment to diversity to engage a network of current and future leaders.
We’ve sponsored boxer, Anthony Crolla, from his earliest days. Training with coach Joe Gallagher at Amir Khan’s gym in Bolton, Anthony has had a well-documented journey to becoming WBA lightweight world champion, after suffering a fractured skull and ankle when he tackled burglars fleeing from a neighbour’s home – injuries that could have ended his career. Anthony fought his last bout in the ring in November 2019 but remains active in the sport, working to train the next generation of Manchester fighters.
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