Sourcing personnel for the engineering, rail and management sectors, and providing engineering consultancy, this Manchester firm is led by chief executive Ged Mason, 55, son of Gerry Mason, who founded it in 1969. Morson delisted from AIM in 2012 after a £23m management buyout; turnover reached £867m in 2018. Last year, the group acquired engineering consultancy firm Waldeck and two technical recruitment firms for undisclosed sums.

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Company details
Year2019
Rank80
CompanyMorson
ActivityEngineering recruitment consultancy
LocationManchester
Sales £m*867
Profit £m*29
Year endDec 18
Principal shareholdersGed Mason and family (80%), Paul Gilmour (7%), Kevin Gorton (7%), others (6%)
Staff1,783
Founded1969
Websitewww.morson.com

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