GAS sets ambitious target to double headcount

Great Annual Savings (GAS) has set an ambitious target to double its headcount this year.

The firm has been on a rapid growth journey since its inception in 2012, reaching 300 employees at the start of 2020.

After a 2015 move to Spectrum Business Park, the Group is now maturing into one of the region’s largest employers by more than doubling that total this year.

GAS is also planning to expand its Seaham-based office space to accommodate its huge growth plans.

Brad Groves, Chief Executive of GAS, said: “The first stage of this plan has seen us confirm our commitment to create hundreds of new jobs, which we would like to fill as soon as possible.  We have created 200 jobs in the last year alone.

“GAS is one of the fastest-growing companies in the UK and we are now increasing that rapid pace even further.

“We will be opening recruitment for these posts imminently in sales-related roles with others to follow.

“At a time like this, businesses will be looking to reduce their outgoings across the board and become more efficient.

“This makes GAS’ services more important than ever and we need more staff to deliver these services to as many customers as possible.

“We will be moving into the new premises towards the back end of the calendar year.”

GAS helps businesses to reduce their outgoings in energy, water, telecoms, merchant services, insurance and more.  It has more than 10,000 customers across the UK and Ireland and employs staff across the UK.

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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.