Lobster Festival

GAS top performers to enjoy Lobster festival

Great Annual Savings Group is proud to be the headline sponsor for one of the North East’s most revered business events – The Annual Lobster Charity Ball at Hardwick Hall Hotel.

Through our partnership with the hotel and its parent company, GAS is now the headline sponsor for several of Ramside Estates’ top events in 2017 and 2018.

This is great news for our staff, of course.  The top performing staff for the first half of this month are being sent on an unforgettable evening at the ball, where they’ll enjoy a top quality surf and turf gourmet meal and entertainment from 80s icons Shalamar, as well as a bucket full of drinks.

Coupled with the usual early Friday finish, this will make for a special evening for all involved.

What better way to get over the post bank holiday blues?

As you may have seen in our ongoing recruitment campaign, we practice what we preach at GAS – the rewards are worth the work.

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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.