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Morson Group Takes Off with Aviation Brief


An exclusive resourcing partnership between ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems and the Morson Group has reached greater heights after the newly-acquired tech firm signed a new deal with its Manchester recruitment partner.

Wythenshawe-based ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems was successfully acquired by ADB SAFEGATE in February 2019 and has since tasked the Morson Group with its complete recruitment remit. This includes sourcing an initial 15 newly-created vacancies that range from entry-level software developers through to director roles.

Morson Group is responsible for attracting the best talent that fit the airport IT business’ unique culture, mirror its core values and match its ambitions of delivering digital technologies at the forefront of global aviation innovation and airport performance.

ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems develops software that is used by more than two billion people throughout some of the world’s largest airports. These intelligent solutions help to boost efficiency, improve safety standards, raise environmental sustainability and reduce operational costs for both airports and the airlines that use them.

Laura Bowley, Head of HR for ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems, explains:

“We’ve worked with Morson since 2017 and have always been impressed with their tenacity and drive to deliver the candidates we need, no matter how specialist the role or rare the required skillset, so selecting them as our dedicated recruitment partner was an easy decision.

“Their specialist recruiters have invested the time to truly understand our brand and have been a key driver in helping us to cut through the noise and bring our employer value proposition to life. This deep understanding of what makes those in our industry tick has enabled us to champion our story and build credibility in our marketplace, in order to attract the talent we need.

“We’ve big ambitions and the right entrepreneurial mind-set, which combined with the backing from our global group and a culture that’s rooted in empowerment, collaboration, innovation, learning and development, will enable us to recruit the right people who can help us to soar in delivering exceptional digital transformation in global airport travel.”

In addition to establishing ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems’ employer brand, the Morson Group has developed a full digital campaign that includes a dedicated careers microsite to enhance the candidate experience and journey, whilst also delivering on-site training to hiring managers as part of its wider added value offer.

Sam Menelaou, Executive Manager at Morson Group, added:

“From day one we focused on getting under the skin of this culture of success to really understand the company’s values and its attributes in becoming a top employer. ADB SAFEGATE Airport Systems is exceptionally well-placed to attract high calibre talent in a highly competitive market, with their acquisition offering staff the security and comfort of being part of a larger global group, whilst providing the same talent management strategies and healthy work-life balance that we see in small digital disrupters. They even implement the same ‘Free Thinking Fridays’ as Google, which gives staff the freedom to develop and work on whatever projects they like once a week.

“Our Group IT and Digital division has recorded substantial growth over the last few years, both organically and through acquisitions such as The Bridge IT, as we continue to capitalise on new, emerging marketplaces and strengthen our position as the go-to recruitment partner of choice. Our proven abilities in IT and aviation meant that we could hit the ground running with this brief and we look forward to working together as a truly collaborative recruitment partner.”


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