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GAS staff raise sum for Genetic Disorders UK

Following last week’s ‘Jeans For Genes’ day, GAS staff have raised a sum of £110 for Genetic Disorders UK. Our latest internal ‘Feel Fab Friday’ was dedicated to raising money for the charity. The Group arranged activities, including staff wearing denim at work and a day-long cupcake sale.

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GAS Apprentices complete their first year with the Group.

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is delighted to announce that its nine Apprentices have today completed their first year with the Group, achieving their NVQ Level 2 qualifications. ​ Each of the nine young staff will now go on to specialise in their chosen professions at Level 3 over the

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Optare Group

Green Investment Pays off for Optare Group

As well as its several fleets of electric buses which are in operation across Europe, Optare Group is now saving money as well as the planet after investing in new energy-saving software, helping it to become more sustainable.

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GAS to Double Workforce and Create 150 Jobs

More than 150 jobs are being created in the North East as we unveil plans to double our workforce in the next year. ​ We have already increased staff numbers from 31 to 140 after moving to the Spectrum Business Park in Seaham last June. Since then we’ve won a

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Customer Savings

Savings Milestone Passed As Gas Cuts Charity’s Costs

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has hit a significant milestone with regards to customer savings, after passing £600,000 so far this calendar year. ​ Following a surge in new business and the launch of six new services, the Group has now helped companies make collective savings of £672,776.48 in 2016.

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Easington Colliery Primary School

Gas Sponsors Easington Colliery Primary School

We have given our backing to Easington Colliery Primary School in East Durham as they eye double success in a national football competition. ​ Two teams from the school have made it through to the English Schools’ Football Association Under-11s Nations Cup Final after winning their Northern regional heats.

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Victoria Walton

Recruitment Specialist Victoria Joins Gas

We are delighted to announce that we have strengthened our management team further with the appointment of an experienced recruitment specialist. ​ Victoria Walton has joined Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) as head of resource and talent after spending almost 20 years working in the recruitment industry.

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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.