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.
With a background as a mechanical design draughtsman, the Salford-born Gerry spent time in Canada managing a branch office for a contract design organisation out of Toronto. It was here he gained valuable experience in the business development and management, and after three years Gerry returned to the UK and founded J Morson & Co Ltd on 10 September 1969.
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.