1969 | Morson is founded in a cupboard under the stairs
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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.
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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
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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
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