Morson International is one of the most respected names in recruitment, helping candidates find their perfect role and helping companies find the right people for their business since 1969. Our business model focuses on excellence for employees, candidates, contractors and clients. We operate from 50+ global locations, have 14,000+ contractors working on site, process 700,000+ timesheets a year and deliver c.20million people hours to client projects.
We supply niche and volume resource to aerospace, engineering, defence, rail, nuclear and construction sectors, and our clients read like a who’s who of global leaders: BAE Systems, Costain, Network Rail and TfL. Specialising in the supply of technical engineers and support operatives in the UK and overseas, Morson International is skilled in creating bespoke recruitment solutions for projects of any scale. We employ 550+ staff and create value through tailored services that deliver talent-based solutions, financial control, quality and innovation.
Ranked as the 3rd largest engineering recruitment company in the world (Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) report 2017), we celebrated retaining the titles of the UK’s number one technical, rail and aerospace recruiter for a further year in 2017.
We are dedicated to improving diversity within the industries we work and, through strong mental health and accessibility initiatives, are actively committed to improving the lives of our internal workforce and wider contractor base.
“Maintaining optimum performance is crucial in an industry that is both competitive and fast-paced and we implement this ethos through our corporate strategy.
It is because of our consistent standards that we build long term partnerships built on trust, integrity and professionalism and we maintain our promise of best practise through consistency in both our brand and service alike.”
Ged Mason – Morson Group CEO
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.
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.
In 2019, the business celebrates 50 years in business with a star-studded party for employees in Cheshire.
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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.