Shred Base

New partnership is shred-hot for GAS

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has once again expanded its B2B customer offering by teaming up with a fellow County Durham Business.

Shredding expert Shred Base deals with secure, GDPR-compliant document and product disposal for businesses across the UK.

GAS will use the new partnership to enhance its long-standing waste management service, which previously had focused mainly on material waste.  But this extra element will offer businesses more options when it comes to dealing with confidential documents and information.

James Henderson, Contracts Manager at GAS, said: “We’ve worked with more than 5,000 businesses across the UK and Ireland now and this has given us an excellent grounding in figuring out new areas in which we can generate savings.

“We were paying for confidential waste disposal ourselves and switched to Shred Base to reduce spend and improve service, which is something we can now offer our customers, as well as improving the management of other types of commercial waste.

“We’ve been impressed with Shred Base’s entry into the market and wouldn’t hesitate in working with them to help our clients save more, on more.  We’re increasingly encouraging businesses to address their running costs strategically and this will become part of that conversation.  You can even generate revenue from certain types of waste, so there’s more to it than you might think.”

Thomas Gibson, Commercial Director of Shred Base, said: “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with GAS, who are building a real reputation for quality consultancy in business savings.  Which is ideal for us because we’re extremely competitive on price.

“We’re relatively new as a company, but we are one of the most experienced companies in the market in terms of personnel, with more than 30 years in the industry.

“We hold all the relevant accreditations to deal with waste of the highest confidentiality, including ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001.  We’re also flexible about where and when we can dispose of confidential waste.  We can do it on-site for customers if required.

“We’re looking forward to spending more time with the experts at GAS and working with some of their customers.”

GAS previously expanded its portfolio as recently as March 2019 when it launched an Electric Vehicle (EV) charging point service, taking its total number of cost saving areas to 13.

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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.