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Better Health at Work Award

GAS recognised for Maintaining Excellence Wellbeing Award

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has been awarded Maintaining Excellence for the second year running, by the Better Health at Work Award scheme, highlighting its continued commitment to staff wellbeing. The Award Scheme recognises employers in the North East who prioritise health and wellbeing in the workplace. The award is

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Chief Executive supports charity game in Spennymoor

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) Chief Executive Brad Groves has made a personal donation to a charity football game held at Spennymoor Town FC. Mr Groves supported the club’s Head of Physiotherapy Andy Oates in his London Marathon fundraising by topping up Andy’s total to £5,000 with a £1,398 contribution.

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How GAS’ management talent are taking the next step

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has always been a fast-paced working environment with regular opportunities for colleagues to progress, as the business’ management talent have found this month. The Group has earned a stream of employment accolades in recent years, including a National Apprenticeship Award and being named second on

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GAS mourns the sad loss of colleague Gary

It is with deep regret that Great Annual Savings mourns the sad loss of our colleague, Gary Pearson, who passed away suddenly, whilst at home yesterday. We know this comes as a shock to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing Gary.  He was always so positive and happy, and

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Give a Quid SAFC

Special Sunderland shirt created to support poverty campaign

Sunderland AFC’s official principal partner, Great Annual Savings Group, has shown its support for the Foundation of Light, by gifting it’s front of shirt sponsorship to support a special campaign to tackle poverty in the North East. The club’s official charity aims to raise £30,000 to support critical community services

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Gav Cogdon, 24-hour burpee world record

Wellbeing expert to complete 24 hour world record

Gavin Cogdon, Great Annual Savings Health and Wellbeing Manager, is attempting a 24-hour burpee world record.  The gruelling challenge will raise money to fund health and wellbeing programmes in County Durham and Sunderland’s most disadvantaged communities. Pushing himself both mentally and physically, Gavin, has been training to complete a full

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GAS announces new partnership with Birmingham City Football Club

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is proud to announce a new partnership with Birmingham City Football Club. The Group has a comprehensive portfolio of sporting partners, including Football League clubs such as Sunderland AFC. In a challenging economic climate, GAS has proven to be an incredibly useful partner to sporting

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

About Paul

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.