As the headline event of the year of celebration, we held a huge party for all employees.
The party took place at Gawsworth Hall, a Tudor manor house that dates back to 1480, with over 800 employees in attendance and a guest list that included legendary former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, Mancunian boxing legend Ricky Hatton and artist Harold Riley, with performances from well-known musicians.
The afternoon celebrated Morsons founding in 1969 through to the present day, with both current employees and past long-servers invited to celebrate the story.
After afternoon tea on the lawns, employees from throughout Morsons 50 years in business were entertained by live music from Hatty Keane, Totally Take That, the Peoples Tenor Russell Watson, and Heather Small of M People.
Morsons relationship with the local area of Salford and Greater Manchester is something that was highlighted during the celebrations with a poignant reading by legendary Manchester poet Tony Walsh and a video charting the story of the business from its earliest days via charity, community, sport and a tribute to founder Gerry.
CEO Ged Mason delivered a speech that highlighted the importance of people and employees within the Morson story.