Business water made easy

Realise an ocean of possibilities with Great Annual Savings (GAS). Join 11,500 other UK businesses by switching with GAS.

Super-fast, hassle free business water savings.

GAS has proven a valuable partner to businesses in England since water deregulation took place in 2017.

We have saved our customers hundreds of thousands of pounds via renegotiated business water contracts during that time period. Savings can reach up to 30 per cent in England and up to 50 per cent in Scotland.

Cost Reduction

Over the previous 12 months, we have saved our customers an average of 14% on their water expenditure.

Full Water Audit

A thorough review of your previous water expenditure to identify any historic overcharges and apply for reimbursement.

Trusted Suppliers

We work with an expert panel of suppliers to find you the most appropriate deal and can turn around quotes in under 48 hours.

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Did you know?

"Only 58% of eligible business water customers are aware that they are able to change the company providing their water or renegotiate their deal with their existing supplier."
Ofwat Non Household Customer Insight Survey 2020

What makes us different?

Unlike other businesses who will merely switch your contracts but leave you to look after the rest, GAS’ team of experts leave no stone unturned when it comes to controlling your water expenditure. 

Usage Analysis

We'll analyse your current water usage to identify if you're paying for more water than you actually need.

Bill Analysis

Unintentional errors in bills makes overcharging common in the water industry. Get real peace of mind with a full bill analysis.

Surface Water & Highway Drainage

We'll assess your current practices to identify if your business should be paying drainage charges or not.

Trade Effluent Negotiations

With years of industry experience behind them, our team will ensure you're paying the correct trade effluent charge.

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Business water FAQs.

The market opened in 2017 for all Non-Household customers to switch retailers for the first time in England. This allows you to seek out improved service, bigger savings, and greater water efficiency measures at any time.

Your chosen retailer will then look after your accounts and consumption data with the wholesaler, and the Market Operator.

A SPID is your Supply Point ID – a 13 digit reference number that represents your supply. All chargeable services are tagged to your SPID. There are two kinds: Water (which ends in a W) and Wastewater (which ends in an S).

You may also be assigned a Discharge Point ID (DPID) if you are permitted to discharge Trade Effluent Waste.

Businesses falling into divisions 1-5 of the 1980 edition of SIC code list have to pay 20% VAT on clean water only.

If you’re paying VAT and don’t believe you should be, get in touch and we can assist.

A full review of services to ensure there are no mischarges or service issues. A water audit includes:

  • 12 months bill validation
  • Meter downsizing and redundant supply
  • Water supply refunds and non-return to sewer allowance/rebate
  • Leak/waste detection, repair, and refund
  • Trade effluent, allowances and strengths (Mogden Formula)
  • Surface water & highways drainage Charges (water rates)
  • Duplicate charging and incorrectly applied tariff structure
  • Bespoke works – AMR Technology, Borehole, Rainwater Harvesting
Our water audits are completely FREE of charge for your business. 

First, do not cancel any direct debits and ensure you have let the retailer know if you are struggling to make payment. Failure to pay can lead to interest build-up and affect your credit.

Next – submit a new meter read. This will recalculate your usage on your next billing period and generate an accurate bill. From here you can clear down the balance or set up a payment plan.

The most common cause of bills being inaccurate is estimated reads: submitting regular reads is vital.

If you believe you have a leak: contact your retailer and request their support.

  • Take regular meter readings and cross check with your water bill
  • Establish consumption when facility is closed or at low occupancy this will help identify any potential leaks or unnecessary use
  • Carry out regular checks on overflows, pipework, valves and water using appliances
  • Undertake water efficiency audit

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Case studies.

M&D Green Group Case Study

Family-owned pharmacy chain, M&D Green Group was established in 1996. The chain strives to ensure the highest level of pharmaceutical care and professionalism daily, across its 23 branches.

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Ramside Hall

Ramside Hall Case Study

Formerly the home of the Pemberton family, Ramside Hall was transformed into a hotel in 1963 and, since then, the hotel has been renowned for welcoming guests from across the globe.

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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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Judith BennisonGroup HR Director

Judith was part of the team who initially set up Great Annual Savings in 2012, she brings with her an abundance of senior management experience, managing the HR/Resourcing functions in numerous fast growing FTSE250 companies including De La Rue International PLC, Blacks Leisure Group PLC and most recently G4S PLC. Judith has played a pivotal role in helping move the business forward with our ambitious growth plans and her impact has seen our head count grow significantly year on year with significant plans in place to manage and lead the continued growth going forward.

Judith says:

"Businesses who are pro-active continually look at managing their costs effectively, those who wait until a recession hits, are reactive and often too late. We want companies to be pro-active and take the pain away by saving costs now, letting GAS do the fully managed cost solution just makes good business sense for any company, whatever the size or industry. Our business ethos is something I truly believe in and want every company to benefit from our help and support, working collaboratively together is a great way to build long term relationships.”

Did you know?

Outside of work, Judith is a member of the Employer Committee for the East Durham area, which helps businesses network with one another in the Durham region as well as helps to attract people & companies to this area. When she’s not networking across the North East you’ll find her doing some form of health & fitness and be having a coffee somewhere with someone!

Bradley GrovesChief Executive & Founder

Having founded GAS in 2012, Brad has overseen the company’s huge growth in a short space of time. Starting from modest surroundings in South Shields, rapid progress has seen the business move to its current office in Seaham, which is being expanded across the business park to create an 80,000 square foot GAS campus, featuring one of the finest headquarters buildings outside of London and Manchester.

The majority of Brad’s career has been spent on the boards of FTSE companies, at board level in the private sector and in turnaround private equity.  He was Group MD of Caudwell Group and worked on its sale in 2006 for £1.5 billion.

Brad says:

"Certain businesses we’ve worked with have made six-figure savings over their contract terms. We cover the widest range of business variable costs in the market in one place.  When we get involved with a company, it allows them to focus on their core business.  The extra time we allow them to spend on their strategies can often prove as valuable as the cash we save them."

Did you know?

Brad is the proud Owner and Chief Executive of Spennymoor Town Football Club, who have achieved four promotions and eleven trophies since his takeover in 2009.  His interests outside of business and sport include a passion for animal welfare and he has been an avid dog owner for decades.