Developing a Culture Where Our People Can Thrive

The Great Annual Savings Team is absolutely at the heart of our business. We work incredibly hard to develop a team of top quality people with the potential to go far. We support them to be the best they can possibly be with a wide range of training and development opportunities, most of which are nationally accredited. The benefit to our business is clear; engaged people who are on the top of their game, all delivering top quality services.
Our industry is dynamic and competitive and we’re one of the fastest growing businesses in the area. The pace of our growth is reflective of the great services that we offer, but to ensure that we are able to keep up with the increasing demand from new and existing customers, we need to ensure that our culture supports the people who are contributing to our growth.

How do we do it? Importantly, we encourage team working and frequently hold social and team building events. We encourage our people to get involved in projects that sit outside of their job role, stimulating them whilst allowing them to build skills and learn. We encourage constructive challenge and reward innovation with our Great Ideas Matter (GIM) scheme. Of course, we also reward our people with a market leading package which some would describe as a wealth creation scheme. This is on top of a wide range of other benefits that all of our team members can enjoy.

Given the lengths we go to in creating such a fantastic team culture, we were particularly proud when we achieved Investors In People recently. We have also just brought a fantastic training provider on board, which will help us to further develop our team through the delivery of bespoke training programmes. This will give all of our people even greater opportunities to thrive.

So, we’re on course for huge expansion and are building a top quality team of people to help us achieve our growth plans. If you’re reading this blog and think you may have what it takes to join us, click here to learn more.

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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.