Jon’s latest responsibilities have been to expand Morson Projects business interest in the Nuclear and Industrial sectors across the UK and Europe, through developing market opportunities and appropriate partnering strategies.
Throughout his career at Morson Projects Jon has helped the business go from strength-to-strength, increasing its client base, doubling its turnover and expanding from 400 to 750 personnel.
We caught up with Jon to take a look at some of his career highlights and find out what he will miss the most about Morson Projects.
Tell us Jon, what has been your best memory at Morson Projects?
All my memories at Morson Projects have been good, but I really enjoyed the period of time when Morson Projects moved into the Morson Groups new head office at Adamson House when it first opened in 2011. I really enjoyed working closer with our group colleagues and the general buzz that came from working in state-of-the-art offices and the positive atmosphere it created.
What has been your favourite project to work on?
Definitely the Task Design House Framework Morson Projects secured with Sellafield Limited along with nine other organisations in 2008. Over a 4-year period Morson Projects secured over 35% of all contracts placed via the Framework for multi-discipline design and technical services, this was a very busy but also very rewarding and successful period.
What do you think you will miss the most?
The daily interaction with my colleagues and clients most definitely. The environment created by all who work for Morson Projects is second to none and I feel privileged for the experience and the chance to work with such a fantastic team.
And, what will you miss the least?
Living in Sandbach I’ve spent the majority of my career driving north on the M6 at 7am, I definitely won’t miss that!
So, what are you plans for retirement?
To really enjoy it, my first project is an extension to our kitchen and the creation of a vegetable garden, along with plenty of golf, hopefully some travelling and spoiling my granddaughter rotten.
And finally, do you have any words of wisdom for the rest of the team?
You may not think it, but this day comes around pretty quickly and certainly makes you look back and reflect. Make the most of your time at work, have no regrets, ride the ups and downs and keep smiling.
Andy Hartley will be stepping up to take over Jon’s day-to-day role. Keep an eye out for a feature on Andy next week!
If you would like to wish Jon farewell, his last day in the office will be the 30th September.