Our Story

This year, we are proud to be celebrating our 150th year anniversary.

Morris & Company's business milestone is celebrated with our mission: ‘Honouring the Past, Embracing the Future’.

The Morris story began in 1869 when James Kent Morris opened his modest grocery store selling seeds, hops and candles across the Welsh Bridge at No 7 Frankwell. In that year Queen Victoria reigned over Britain, William Gladstone was Prime Minister and the electric light bulb had just been invented.

Over the years, the company has grown through a combination of investment, enterprise and diversification with the family remaining at the heart of all its operations. Today our fifth-generation business group employs 720 people working across its property, care and international site machinery businesses. Furthermore, thousands of other Shropshire families will have links and memories of being part of the wider Morris working family. The company is proud of its heritage and of the many people who make up the business today. 

A host of events are planned through the year for staff and to celebrate with customers including the publication of a commemorative coffee table book and Morris 150 Staff Awards which will culminate in a special event held in their honour this summer.

Over the full 150 years, we have retained our family values and continue to maintain our Shropshire roots whilst growing on a national and international scale.

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