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GAS to Double Workforce and Create 150 Jobs

More than 150 jobs are being created in the North East as we unveil plans to double our workforce in the next year.

We have already increased staff numbers from 31 to 140 after moving to the Spectrum Business Park in Seaham last June. Since then we’ve won a string of new contracts and swelled our customer base from 800 to almost 1,500.
Now we’ve announced plans to increase our headcount to at least 300 by the end of June 2017.

We are also considering options available to secure additional office space needed to house the new recruits. Last year we received £400,000 from the Let’s Grow Fund and a separate cash injection from the Santander Growth Capital Fund – money that has fast-tracked our growth ahead of schedule.

Bradley Groves, chief executive and chairman of Great Annual Savings Group, said: “We are now ready to embark on the next phase of growth as we move towards our goal of becoming a nationally recognised company. We’re becoming well known in the North East and the aim now is to increase our footprint in other areas of the UK.

“We’ve come a long way in the past year. Part of the reason for this is that companies are increasingly looking to control, manage and ultimately reduce their running costs, which include utility bills, telecoms, insurance, IT and waste management. Cost reduction is now becoming as important as growing revenues in the modern business world.”

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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.

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“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.