Commercial Property: Renting versus Buying

Commercial Property

Choosing commercial property, and whether to rent or buy, is regarded as one of the most vital decisions for any company.

It’s a difficult process for all businesses, whether you’re a small SME working from home requiring space to satisfy a growing workforce, or a larger firm planning a move as the next step in your expansion plans.

So, what are the benefits and drawbacks of each? And which one is right for you?

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Sales Administrator, Field

Job Vacancies

We are thrilled to be celebrating a phenomenal first 12 months for our field team, now with a fantastic talented team of high performing sales professionals, and in turn an impressive portfolio of strong, sustainable business contracts.

To support their achievements and our next phase of our growth, we are creating another position within our office-based team of talented people. Our Sales Administrators need to be accustomed to the fast-paced sales environment of energy sales, where the ability to think on your feet, meet deadlines and prioritise workload are all everyday tasks.

We take pride in our robust compliance process and as such the completion of a ‘sales pack’ must be timely and attention to detail is vital to ensure the sale is viable and compliant. Hence the sales administration team are an integral part in completing this final element of the sales process, supporting the sales people in the completion of a deal, through the collation of all relevant documentation.

Proficient IT skills are essential, particularly in Excel, Word and Outlook, and experience of data entry/processing data will be a daily task. We operate with an internal CRM system, so some exposure to database management would be advantageous. In addition, this role will involve daily telephone conversations with suppliers, internal stakeholders and occasionally customers so individuals must have confident communication skills.

Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years experience in an administration role, with some if not all of this experience gained in an energy sales department, alongside academic qualifications relevant to administration and/or sales.

The rewards and benefits available with GAS are well known, and highly regarded, and supported by a salary of up to £20,000 pa, with a generous annual bonus structure.

 About us…the GAS Group are one of the UK’s fastest growing companies in the business to business service sector; in 6 years of trading we have

  • Doubled our sales year on year.
  • Headcount has increased by 1000%.
  • We’ve moved to modern open plan offices in a clifftop location.
  • Gained numerous national accreditations including Investors in People and joined the Institute of Customer Service.
  • Actively contributed to local charities.

More importantly, here at GAS, we have provided the opportunity for our people to be rewarded and recognised through attractive basic salaries, bonuses and a bundle of extra benefits. There’s not many companies that offer anything comparable – here is a taster of the GAS Package;

  • Up to 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays), with an additional 6.5 days gifted for the Christmas period 2018, plus Holiday Buy Scheme.
  • Company Pension Scheme for all employees.
  • Staff Discountportal, with over 3000 retailers offering incredible savings with all your typical high street brands, including travel & leisure. Plus fabulous cash-back schemes, enabling you to “save more on more”.
  • Long Service Awards – receive up to £10K in holidays vouchers, and up to 10 days paid holiday to enjoy a well-earned break.
  • Car Scheme, that’s attractive and easy to use, with dedicated account managers able to offer competitive arrangements to buy or lease a vehicle, with no hidden uplifts/charges.
  • Health Care Plan; via salary sacrifice, the scheme supports you and your family with the costs of everyday healthcare including dental and optical.
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Life Assurance; providing up to two times your basic salary.
  • Significantly discounted GAS rates for gym memberships at Virgin Active, and hotel and spa facilitieswith both the Ramside Hotel and Seaham Hall.
  • An Annual Year End Conference in July – luxury week day corporate event to reflect on the past 12 months, followed by an outdoor BBQ, marquee and live music seeing you into the evening.
  • Fully expensed social engagements; Hardwick Live (August 18), weekly corporate hospitality at Sunderland, Newcastle and Spennymoor Football Clubs and black-tie dinners at both The Oyster & Lobster Festivals.
  • Access to independent financial advisorsoffering mortgage advice, and will-writing services.
  • Referral Scheme– we offer an incredible financial reward for the referral of individuals, paid to you when they join.
  • Charity Volunteer Days – be paid whilst supporting our charitable activities.

For a confidential chat, at a time that suits you, please contact our recruitment team via 0191 500 557507702 865 116 or email us.

Staff rewarded for long service as GAS looks to the future

Long Service Awards

Great Annual Savings Group’s (GAS) longest-serving staff received a boost today following the launch of the Group’s new staff loyalty initiative.

The 12 employees with more than three years’ service were today presented with a £1,000 holiday voucher each and an extra day of holiday to be used in their fourth or fifth year of employment.

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The First Great Annual Savings Celebration and Social

Awards Ceremony

Great Annual Savings (GAS) will be hosting their first Great Annual Celebration and Social tomorrow (Friday 20th July).

All staff will be out of the office and will return to work Monday 23 July. If you have an urgent enquiry please contact Phil Andrew, Associate Customer Experience Director on 07702865153.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Team Manager, (W.London / Berkshire / Buckinghamshire)

Job Vacancies

Being part of Great Annual Savings, or GAS as we are known to our friends, is more than just a job, it’s a career. We want to hear from motivated, driven people who would love to be recognised for their commitment and success; people who give over 100% to their day to day responsibilities and would be inspired if instant rewards were available to them. Continue reading “Team Manager, (W.London / Berkshire / Buckinghamshire)”

Rising energy prices: Why is my bill so high?

Rising Energy Prices

We may be suffering déjà vu here.  Once again the headlines are full of rising energy prices as suppliers across the industry announce hikes for 2018, leaving businesses and consumers to pick up the pieces.

As a company that monitors the price of energy on a daily basis, we can predict the long-term outlook for how much gas and electricity will cost your business.  In fact, we don’t think you need to know much about the industry to be able to tell the direction prices are heading.

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How energy compliant is my business?

Energy Audit

So, you’ve procured the best energy rates available on the market, implemented the correct energy management procedures and trained your staff up appropriately. After all your hard work, the last thing you want is unnecessary fines imposed on you because you’ve failed to meet basic compliance standards.

But what’s the key legislation you need to watch out for to stay up-to-date as a UK business? Continue reading “How energy compliant is my business?”