After a very successful 2021 with multiple award wins, Morgan Engineering continue to set their sights on business and team growth in 2022.
Winners of the ‘Excellence in Building Workforce Capability for the Future’ category of the Hunter Manufacturing Awards, the Let’s Roll Australian Business Awards and recognised as finalists at the Business Hunter Awards and the Newcastle Business Club Awards, Morgan Engineering were thrilled to receive recognition of their hard work in 2021.
We sat down with Morgan Engineering’s General Manager, Jeremy Brett, who was quick to commend the efforts of the entire Morgan Engineering team.
“It’s recognition of the great work that the team are doing. The business only wins those awards because our employees are delivering high quality work, and are fully on board with our strategy, goals, and direction,” he said.
“I think it’s also recognition of the culture we have in the business, which is something we put a major focus on in 2021.
“We experience cultural change whether we pay attention to it or not, and we chose to pay attention to it, putting every one of our employees through a cultural awareness program to understand our existing culture, the culture we want as a business, and how we get there as a team.”
Established in 1975, Morgan Engineering has become a highly regarded company, not only through award wins, but also within the community and across diversified industries.
Company Directors and siblings Martin, Matthew and Chelsea Morgan have, over their combined 40+ years working for the business, continued to push growth through investment back into the business – both in people and state-of-the-art equipment.
The growth has also come from investment in apprentices. “If you look at all the apprentices we’ve put on, the majority of them have continued to be a part of the Morgan team, now in supervisory roles,” said Jeremy.
Starting with the business in June 2019, Jeremy said one of the reasons he joined Morgan Engineering is that while it’s a family owned business in structure, it is a family owned business emotionally as well.
“We talk about our family. You don’t have to have Morgan as your last name to be a part of it, and I as well as all members of the team consider ourselves a welcome part of the Morgan Engineering family,” said Jeremy.
Reflecting on 2021, Jeremy said although it was a challenging year dealing with the impact of COVID-19, it was also an extremely rewarding year – reflected in the aforementioned award wins, and from the growth they’ve had in the business in both revenue and capabilities.
“We’ve continued to invest, we’ve had new trucks come online, we have a new facility getting built and have made improvements to our current facilities,” said Jeremy.
“We’re aiming to have our latest facility finished in 2022, with the new building increasing our capacity and capability, giving us a purpose-built workshop for heavy fabrication.”
Ticking off a number of goals outlined in their five-year commercial vision to 2023, Jeremy and the team look forward to sitting down this year to map out their goals for the next five years. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for the Morgan Engineering family.