Category: Business Advice

Employee Reviews

Encouraging employee reviews: An interview with Victoria Walton

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) was recently recognised as the UK’s joint second-best employers for Work-Life balance by Glassdoor with a score of 4.9/5. The Glassdoor accolade was brilliant for the Group, however the fact the feedback and reviews on the site were directly from our staff made the award

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Person's hand making a contactless payment with their smartphone

Coronavirus may have changed payments forever

Contactless payments through debit and credit cards, smart watches and various devices have not always had the smoothest of rides since the technology entered the mainstream. Security around the payments themselves and stories of “skimming” of devices and cards by criminals being two of the early concerns consumers expressed. As

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Six post-lockdown business cost saving ideas

The bizarre and unparalleled environment businesses are now operating in has thrown up a number of questions around what life will be like after the lockdown ends and we ease back into normality. Some business owners have a little extra time on their hands at present, so it’s a good

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Business Waste

Business Waste Guide

Business waste disposal can account of 4-5% of your total business turnover, so ensuring you have the right policies in place is vital to ensuring cost control.

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business water

Business Water Guide

Whether you’re an essential business operating as usual, or you’ve now closed following government guidance, our experts give their top tips on managing your business water supply.

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hotel water

Water Saving Guide: Hotels

When running a hotel, you probably think that a high water usage and bill is inevitable. While you will undoubtedly have a high water consumption, water waste can contribute heavily towards your bottom line.

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school water saving

Water Saving Guide: Schools

With schools spending over £70 million a year on water, it comes as no surprise that educational establishments are becoming more aware of the financial and environmental impacts of their water use.

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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.

Quote:

“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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