LEAVING A POSITIVE FOOTPRINT

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We believe that a rapidly-growing business such as GAS must take steps to ensure it is beneficial to the communities in which it operates.

Since 2017 we have tracked our social, economic and cultural impact on the North East and we are now looking to expand this across the UK to benefit more regions and communities that our customers and colleagues are such an important part of.

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SOCIAL

GAS has rightly built a reputation for the generosity of its colleagues.  Through engagement projects internally, GAS has executed a dedicated CSR strategy since 2017.  This money has been used to support causes across the North East.

With the business’ footprint now growing nationally, work is taking place to drive further value throughout the UK.

GAS Presents Sunderland Foodbank with £5000

CULTURAL

With an ever-growing network of partners and customers, GAS is reaching new audiences every day.  Our passion for providing an incredible colleague experience and tactically expanding recognition of the brand has resulted in a programme of cultural support in the North East of England.  GAS is now a well-known supporter of grass roots sport and promoting opportunities for young people to excel.

ECONOMIC

Great Annual Savings Group has grown from a small B2B business to a major employer in just eight years.  GAS has bucked UK business trends with aggressive growth and customer acquisition, delivering cost savings and added value to more than 10,000 customers and creating high-quality careers across the country.

LIGHTING UP SUNDERLAND TOGETHER

Learn how GAS and SAFC have worked together for the last three years, culminating in the Group’s proud position as shirt sponsor for 2020/21.

PROUD SPONSORS OF SUNDERLAND AFC

GAS is proud to be announced as Sunderland AFC’s principal partner for the forthcoming 2020/21 season.

RED AND WHITE RUNS DEEP AT GAS

Many colleagues are life-long Sunderland supporters, including Chief Executive Brad Groves’ two sons, Liam and Ryan.

THE GAS FOOTPRINT

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (CSR) AT GAS

We’re incredibly proud that every single one of our colleagues at GAS contributes a percentage of their monthly salary to our “Give-As-You-Earn” scheme.  This, coupled with self-driven internal fundraising events and initiatives, has seen the Group accumulate huge sums of funds for its three chosen corporate charities.

FIND OUT MORE

Find out more about the history of GAS, our dedication to customer care and all the ways we can help your business save on your running costs.

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.

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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!

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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