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GAS staff raise sum for Genetic Disorders UK

Following last week’s ‘Jeans For Genes’ day, GAS staff have raised a sum of £110 for Genetic Disorders UK.

Our latest internal ‘Feel Fab Friday’ was dedicated to raising money for the charity. The Group arranged activities, including staff wearing denim at work and a day-long cupcake sale.

Last week was also National Cupcake Week, so the two fitted together nicely and resulted in a good total to donate to the charity.

30,000 babies and children in the UK are diagnosed with a genetic disorder every year and Genetic Disorders UK funds smaller, specific disorder charities. The money we raised will go towards helping families care for their relatives affected by these disorders and offer them support services.

GAS runs internal events at intervals as part of its staff engagement. The popular Feel Fab Fridays are opportunities for staff to get involved with fundraising and socialise. They’ve been cited as one of the reasons it’s great to work here and we’re proud that our staff support them so enthusiastically.

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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.