Your Business With James Caan 2017 - 52
Morgan Motor Company
Leave the big
city behind you
Head to Worcestershire
orcestershire is one of
Britain's best kept secrets.
Situated in the heart of
England, the county has excellent road
and rail links, which will improve
even further with completion of
Worcestershire Parkway station.
Unemployment is low, and nine out
of 10 schools in the county are either
"good" or "outstanding". When it comes
to quality of life, few places are better.
According to the Office for National Statistics,
productivity growth in Worcestershire is the
fastest in the country. This, coupled with the
county's dynamic business community, makes
it a fantastic place to live and work.
Gtech, based on the outskirts of Worcester,
is expert in the field of cordless innovation and
well known for its vacuum cleaners, garden
tools and its revolutionary eBike. Evesham Vale
Growers is just one of many businesses that have
contributed to Worcestershire's reputation as
a leader in agri-tech. Leading professional
services companies also continue to invest and
grow in the county. Law firm Harrison Clark
Rickerbys, for example, has recently expanded
its presence in Worcester
Morgan Motor Company
Established in 1909, Morgan Motor Company
is one of the most famous businesses to lay
down its roots in Worcestershire. The iconic
British brand has a commitment to producing
classic sports cars using a blend of traditional
craftsmanship and modern technology, and
Worcestershire is as much a part of the Morgan
story as the cars themselves.
"Being situated in Worcestershire offers us a
wealth of benefits," says Steve Morris, Morgan's
managing director. "Our central location means
strong travel links to the area both by car, rail or
plane, making our factory easily accessible for
UK and overseas visitors, of which we have over
30,000 per year. Being centrally based also allows
us to distribute new vehicles around the UK and
overseas with ease."
Last year was a record trading year for
Morgan, with a 14% year-on-year revenue
growth. The company now employs more
people than at any time in its history. "With a
strong skills base in Worcestershire and leading
education establishments, we can recruit local
people as the business grows and adapts for the
future," says Morris.
"Morgan continues to innovate, both in our
production processes and in the model range,"
he continues. "We recently announced our first
production electric vehicle, the EV3, and continue
to create exciting new ways of mixing traditional
craftsmanship with the latest technology.
"Worcestershire is home for Morgan Motor
Company and we look forward to thriving in the
county for many years to come."