Colleagues from across the Morson Group got together for our first annual conference since Liverpool in 2018, the day was divided into a sales conference, afternoon activities and concluded with an Ibiza-themed party at Emirates Old Trafford.
The theme of the conference was talent attraction, as well as highlighting our COVID Heroes and paying recognition to some long-serving members of the Group.
Over 250 Morson Group employees were in attendance for the morning event, which featured presentations from service line experts from across the business; CEO Ged Mason, Finance Director Paul Gilmour, COO Adrian Adair, Group Head of Marketing Rebekah Lee, Group Head of HR Katie Winstanley, Group Sales Director David Lynchehaun, and Client Services Managers James Millward and Juliet Rice. The event was hosted by compere Terry Naden and featured a guest talk from BodyTalk CEO Richard Newman.
Morson CEO Ged Mason opened the proceedings with a thank you to everyone who pulled together during the last 18 months:
“It is truly heart warming to see everyone together for the first time in, what seems like, a very long time. I've been so proud to see everyone pull together which has been our finest moment and signifies what Morson is made of. Our family spirit shone brightly, with people helping others before themselves. It was not about I and me - it was us and we.
We've done some great things over the past 18 months, stayed distant but together, worked from everywhere, safeguarded our office spaces, kept our families entertained with STEM gifts and online workshops for kids, and kept it fun with virtual games and quizzes.
And of course finally, a big thank you to everyone in the room and across the business - including our US and Canada branches, South Africa and across the rest of the world!”
The presentations were closed by Ged, who announced the retirements of two Morson Group legends - Managing Director Dr. Kevin Gorton and Commercial Director Mike Jones. Kevin Gorton joined the business for his second spell in 1995 as Business Development Director and has been an integral part of the growth of the Group throughout that time. Mike Jones joined the business in the early 1980's and has undertaken many roles across almost 40 years including a spell living away from home at Sizewell.
Both will be missed by colleagues across the Group. We wish both of them very happy retirements and thank them for their outstanding contributions to the Morson story.