Wednesday 19th June 2019 marks the 81st birthday of the late Morson founder, Gerry Mason.
Born in Salford in 1938, Gerry originally trained as a mechanical design draughtsman. After spending time in Canada he returned to Eccles to found Morson from the family home in 1969.
His admirable drive and desire for the company to be the best and his commitment to excellence throughout the business was matched by his sense of fun and its value in business. Honesty, integrity, quality and hard work were all values that Gerry lived by and these were embedded into the fabric of Morson from the very start.
When Gerry retired from the day-to-day running of the company in 1999, he remained part of the board and dedicated his time to other pursuits. A compassionate man with a natural compulsion to help others, he was an active supporter of several local charities. A house at the local Seashell Trust charity, an organisation for which he had been a patron, was named in his memory.
Outside of work and family life, he was an avid golfer and dedicated a lot of his time to the pursuit of the sport he loved.
This year marks the 50thanniversary of Gerry’s founding of the business. As we mark this milestone, we’re looking back and reflecting on the last five decades of Morson but also looking forward to a bright and promising future. When Gerry founded the business in a cupboard under the stairs in the family home, he couldn’t guarantee it would last longer than a couple of weeks. Half a century and four head offices later, the business continues to grow – continues to succeed upon the values of honesty, integrity and hard work on which it was founded.
Gerry passed away on 24th July 2015 at the age of 77. While he is no longer with us to celebrate this landmark, Gerry lives on in our hearts and through his amazing legacy; a thriving business, a loving family and the wonderful memories all of us share of a legend who was held in such high esteem by so many people.
Happy Birthday Gerry.