Category: Blog

Energy Market Update | Gazprom set for special administration | 24/03/2022

The UK energy market continues to battle against unprecedented volatility and headwinds amidst the Ukraine/Russia conflict, supply issues and governmental desires to drastically modify the country’s generation mix. Gazprom facing special administration Russian state-owned energy provider Gazprom was sanctioned by the UK government following the  invasion of Ukraine. Whilst the

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Energy Price Cap

How the price cap works: Your home energy renewal guide

The UK energy price cap is a consumer market instrument. Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is a B2B cost reduction specialist, but the business puts sharp focus on the impacts it has in its operational communities.  From the launch of GF Community Foundation to social, cultural and economic impact monitoring,

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Energy Procurement

Energy Market Update | 07/03/2022

Following the previous update, GAS has closely monitored the energy market position for the benefit of its customers and partners. This briefing update was created on 07/03/2022. Unprecedented disruption As the world watches the conflict in Ukraine unfold, key marketplaces have become volatile. The scarcity of natural gas within Europe

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Energy Market Update | 22/02/2022

As a business cost reduction specialist, Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) will provide regular updates on the impacts of geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. The situation in Eastern Europe is having a major impact on many essential markets, including energy. This article was written at 13:00. The Russia/Ukraine border stand-off has

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Phil Andrew and Sharon Appleby at Keel Square, Sunderland City Centre

BID: Sunderland businesses can benefit from relaunched partnership

The opportunity for Sunderland city centre businesses to save money across a whole host of areas is now available, thanks to a renewed partnership between Sunderland BID and Great Annual Savings Group. Both organisations are building on their existing relationship to encourage companies to sign up with GAS, which can

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Cost Reduction

Business cost reduction: a holistic approach

The UK is hopefully entering a “post-pandemic” period and businesses are now adapting their models to maximise trade. The retail sector is working with councils around the country on new outdoor spaces becoming permanent; offices are closing and flexible working practices are being adopted; the decline of cash payments is

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TCR: All your business needs to know

Targeted Charging Review (TCR): three words that have frustrated business owners and professionals responsible for business energy for almost three years. Finally, some clarity is emerging around how the changes will be implemented and where businesses can monitor the effect on their bills. What is TCR? Two of the non-commodity

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.


“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.

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