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“When I founded Morson I never set any targets, just the burning ambition to be the best in our sector, trusting that passion and ambition, coupled with integrity would be the driving force for success. I am very proud of where the company is today and more importantly of the people in the company, who have helped and who continue to help to retain our market leader position. There is no finish line and that is the challenge.” Gerry Mason - Founder of Morson Group | 1938 - 2015
Morson was founded in 1969 by Gerry Mason, the father of our current CEO Ged Mason in the family home in Eccles, just a short distance away from the site of our current headquarters. The company began in modest premises - the office was just a desk under the stairs in the Mason home. The first placement the company made was a structural engineer to ICI in Runcorn, Cheshire. Before long, Morson was beginning to make a mark in the sector providing skilled engineers, designers and draughtsmen on temporary placements across many different industries.
In 1986 Gerry's son Ged joined the business. In 1999, Gerry retired from the day-to-day running of the business and became non-executive chairman. His son Ged took over the role of managing director. In 2005 he became CEO, with business development director Dr Kevin Gorton taking over as managing director.
In 2010 Morson moved to a brand new purpose-built head office building on the edge of Eccles, our current home. In 2013, the Group acquired Vital Human Resources Ltd. In June 2015, founder of the Morson Group, Gerry Mason, passed away at the age of 77. In late 2017, Morson further strengthened our presence in IT recruitment with the acquisition of Leeds-based company The Bridge (IT Recruitment). A further acquisition in January 2018 saw our presence expand in North America with the acquisition of CTSNA and Anderselite.
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: Unknown operator !==
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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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.