Craig is already part of the Morson Group family, having worked at one of our sister-companies, Vital Human Resources, in various Director roles over the past 26 years and will be taking on this new role alongside his current commitments at Vital.

We caught up with Craig to find out more about his career history and why aligning his two roles will bring great benefits to our own business and that of our clients.

Hi Craig… First up, tell us a bit more about Vital?

Vital Human Resources Ltd (Vital) is a dedicated recruitment business, delivering high calibre blue-collar and white-collar personnel.

For over 30 years, we have built long-term partnerships with clients and our partnership approach provides a mutually beneficial environment where trust, investment and innovation are key. In 2013, we were acquired by the Morson Group and are an integral part of the Group’s rail and power infrastructure capability.

Why is now the right time for this new role?

We are all aware that there are huge investments being made in modernising and upgrading the UK’s power network at present.

The battery storage, EV charging, substation and tertiary connections market is now growing, workload is expanding and clients demands are increasing.

With myself being with the business for over 26 years, and supporting the business from an operational, legislative and commercial perspective, I am able to work with clients to add significant value to their projects during what will undoubtedly be a challenging time for project delivery and resource allocation.  

My years of knowledge, experience and network of industry contacts across the power industry, and in particular my HV power connections at grid, DNO, EPC and contractor level have already positioned me uniquely to support power industry clients with their resource, and now we are able to complete the offering with the added value of providing out-sourced engineering design and consultancy where required – it was a natural fit.

What benefit does this provide our clients with?

My role is very much that of a ‘match-maker’, aligning our clients goals with the right design/engineering capability (Morson Projects) and the right people (Vital) at various stages of the construction process, to help clients and partners to understand and utilise the best skills and capability available in the market to successfully deliver their key project scope:

  • At design stage, we offer a full suite of market-leading multi-disciplinary engineering services such as; civil, mechanical, electrical, primary and secondary design, plant and survey works and so on.
  • At construction stage, we continue to recruit contractors for our clients via Vital, where I remain Executive Director.

What’s next?

With our specialist in-house IR35 tool, managed service solutions and ability to secure talent from both UK and non UK, we truly now offer a unique offering and far beyond others.

The Morson Group’s attitude towards investment, engagement with colleges, skills training, apprentices, digitalisation and innovation was a key factor to me agreeing to take on this additional role, this sort of investment is key to seeing the success of the power industry over the coming years.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Morson Projects for welcoming me to the team, I look forward to working more closely with the great engineers and designers you have, a fantastic people and business.

If you think Craig can help you with your next power infrastructure project, please don’t hesitate to call 0161 707 1516 to get in touch.