Document seen by Autocar suggests Charles Morgan was sacked by Morgan Motor Company on four grounds of misconduct; appeal this Friday
22 October 2013

Charles Morgan was dismissed from Morgan Motor Company on four counts of misconduct, according to a document seen by Autocar. 

The document alleges that a disciplinary meeting concluded that he had posed as chairman despite being demoted to strategy director in February; supported Oak Racing and the Nissan-engined Morgan 2012 LMP2 car at Le Mans and in the LMP series without approval; announced to a small group of Morgan owners that an improved version of the Morgan 3 Wheeler was to be launched and that he took two payments for talks about his time with ITN in Afghanistan and Iran without seeking board approval.

According to the document, the decision was made by the membership of the board of Morgan Technologies: Steven Morris (Morgan's managing Director), Timothy Whitworth (Morgan's finance director), Gillian Price (Charles's sister), David Price (Charles's brother-in-law), Laurence Price (Charles's nephew), Craig Hamilton Smith (Charles's nephew), Jackie Pertwee (Charles's niece) and Andrew Duncan (the Morgan family solicitor).

However, the veracity of the document has been called in to question, with 'several inaccuracies, including a misspelt name' being cited as evidence that it is not an official Morgan statement, and consequently suggesting that it does not reveal the full reasons behind the dismissal of Charles Morgan.

Charles Morgan has already signalled his intent to appeal his dismissal, denying the accusations of misconduct.

His hearing is expected to be heard this Friday in front of Morgan family members Price, Pertwee and Hamilton Smith.

A Morgan Motor Company spokesman declined to comment.

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22 October 2013

Of course companies have to look to the future but diversifying into the already overcrowded al fresco laundry sector sounds like a wrong move.

22 October 2013

If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton you may as well make it dance.


22 October 2013

Perhaps it's just me but I think this article is disgraceful.

1) What are Morgan doing leaking such confidential documents before an appeal is held?

2) What are Autocar doing publishing such information before the appeal is held?

Such gutter press should be reserved for the tabloids and not a hitherto well respected leisure magazine.

22 October 2013
Straff wrote:

Perhaps it's just me but I think this article is disgraceful.

1) What are Morgan doing leaking such confidential documents before an appeal is held?

2) What are Autocar doing publishing such information before the appeal is held?

Such gutter press should be reserved for the tabloids and not a hitherto well respected leisure magazine.

Don't get your panties in a bunch. If Autocar get documents of these kind then it is their duty to publish them. Please, for God's sake, don't have a pop at Autocar for actually doing some useful journalism for once instead of sponsoring Steve Sutcliffe's motoring jollys.

Well done, Autocar.


22 October 2013
Straff wrote:

Perhaps it's just me but I think this article is disgraceful.

1) What are Morgan doing leaking such confidential documents before an appeal is held?

2) What are Autocar doing publishing such information before the appeal is held?

Such gutter press should be reserved for the tabloids and not a hitherto well respected leisure magazine.

+1

22 October 2013
devil's advocate wrote:
Straff wrote:

Perhaps it's just me but I think this article is disgraceful.

1) What are Morgan doing leaking such confidential documents before an appeal is held?

2) What are Autocar doing publishing such information before the appeal is held?

Such gutter press should be reserved for the tabloids and not a hitherto well respected leisure magazine.

+1

+2

Where's a trouble shooter when you need one?

22 October 2013

....what long term damage these personal vendettas are going to have for Morgan. Mind you, the old adage of all publicity is good publicity may be true?

Personally, I'd would prefer to see effort made to straighten the cross eyed look of the aeromax/coupe. That would definitely open the car to a much wider audience. As a previous owner of two Morgans, I would seriously consider a more refined, water proof,wind proof vehicle hand built in a traditional way with straight headlights. Instead Morgan are wasting their energy and reputation publicly bickering.

22 October 2013
nick644uk66 wrote:

Personally, I'd would prefer to see effort made to straighten the cross eyed look of the aeromax/coupe.

Haven't Morgan already fixed the front lights by switching from New Beetle to Mini units? This change happened a few years back (2007?).

22 October 2013

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22 October 2013
MikeSpencer wrote:
nick644uk66 wrote:

Personally, I'd would prefer to see effort made to straighten the cross eyed look of the aeromax/coupe.

Haven't Morgan already fixed the front lights by switching from New Beetle to Mini units? This change happened a few years back (2007?).

They are better, but still slightly cross eyed.

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