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Comic Releif

GAS Staff Contribute to Comic Relief

Last week saw the return of the Group’s ‘Feel Fab Friday’ initiative to raise money for UK charity Comic Relief. Our GAS staff came together to raise money on Red Nose Day, contributing £2 to wear red casual clothes. Staff managed to raise £153 through staff donations, including money raised

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The Academy

Introducing the GAS Group Academy for apprentices

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is thrilled to be creating scores of new jobs with the launch of the first phase of its new Apprenticeship Academy. The Group will open the doors to its new ‘GAS Group Academy’ on 1 June, exactly two years to the day since moving into

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GAS Boosts Local Foodbank Thanks to Generous Staff

The Group led a two-week appeal to support the vital local service, which is based at St Hild and St Helen Christian Fellowship , Dawdon, just a couple of miles from Great Annual Savings’ HQ on Spectrum Business Park. In total, more than £600 worth of food was donated to the Foodbank, which gave out more than 400 emergency three-day food parcels throughout 2015.

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Top 100 apprenticeship

Award-winning GAS Apprenticeship Scheme reaches national stage

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has been named as a finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards, where the best schemes in the country will be announced in January 2017. The Group was thrilled to win the ‘Best Newcomer SME’ category for the North East and Humberside on Thursday 6 October,

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GAS proud sponsor of super Spennymoor

Congratulations to Spennymoor Town FC for progressing into the First Round Proper of the Emirates FA Cup at the weekend. Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is a keen supporter of local sport and is thrilled to see the team it sponsors progressing to this stage of the competition, where Football

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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.