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Long service and standout achievements were honoured in Morson Group’s annual awards luncheon.
Taking place at the King Street Townhouse in the heart of Manchester, the annual service awards bought employees from across the Morson Group together to mark several key service milestones and recognise the above and beyond achievements of other employees of the business.
Among the landmarks, we were delighted to celebrate a staggering 40 years of service for Client Service Director Steve Seddon, who joined the business as our first ever apprentice in February 1980. Since then, Steve has worked in a variety of positions across the Group, from draughtsman to Managing Director of our engineering design consultancy Morson Projects, before heading up our Client Services team.
Morson CEO Ged Mason, who presented the awards, said of Steve:
“Forty years on, you’ve been on a few campaigns in the trenches and you’ve had six or seven jobs with Morson that you might have had a career somewhere else with, but you stuck loyally with us. I personally have fond memories of working in the drawing office when I was sent up there to try to learn design. I was probably a bit of a nuisance, the boss’s son in the office! But I did learn a lot and grateful for the time and patience you gave me. Well done Steve.”
As well as service awards for people who had served 10, 20 and 30 years with the company, Ged presented special awards for employees who have excelled in 2019.
The Morson Charity Committee was recognised for their efforts over the past few years. In 2019, the business raised £130,000 to be split in half between our elected charities, ABF The Soldier’s Charity and Motor Neurone Disease Association. Last year also saw Morson's '50 Weeks of Giving' campaign help dozens of organisations in the local community with a cash donation every week.
The charity committee, which comprises employees from across the Group, were presented with gifts to celebrate their efforts in achieving that total.
There was also an additional award for members of the Morson 50th Committee, a group of employees who were responsible for planning and undertaking the significant celebrations which took place to mark Morson’s 50th year in business. The celebrations included a summer party for all employees, a commemorative book and video, refurbishments across head office and a number of special panel events.
Wendy Berry, Joanne Heath, Mike Power (retired)
Sue Armitage, Linda Parker, Steve Doherty, Neil Greenwood, Carol Wood, Mohammed Ajaz, Tracy Daley, David Hill
Paola Cattaneo, Jonathan Darbyshire, Shannon Demiryaban, Katie Eames, Ewlina Kurcaba, Amy Learnihan, Nicola Leggett, Shelagh Lynch, Andrew Morris, Terry Naden, Karolina Pozdilkova, Grant Evans, David Smith, Ian Banks, Sally Entwistle, Rory Gorton, Alexandra Parmley, Anthony Raybould,
Stuart Taylor, Christopher House, Jessica Andrew, Mark Howells, Anthony Dawson, Susan Wright
The Morson Charity Committee
David Robinson, Joanne McGowan, Karen Bradley, Angela Thompson, James Kenealey, Ben Taylor, Charlotte Halkyard, Mark Poncia, Tanya Basu, Cathy Jackson-Blackshaw, Jen Petruccio, Jonathan McMillan, Isha Foster, Paul Harvey, Michaela Elliot, Quade Smith-Allen, Jay Dassrath
The Morson 50th Anniversary Committee
James Kenealey, Rebekah Lee, Andy Hassall, Angela Thompson, Gareth Owen.