Category: News

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade

Gas Staff Complete Challenge for Charity

Eight intrepid Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) employees have raised a total of £825.50 for charity after completing the Allendale Challenge. ​ The group completed the gruelling 26 mile hike over boggy terrain on 9 April in aid of Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade, raising the impressive sum in the process.

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Spectrum 6 Night

Gas Makes Donation to Houghton Boxing Club

Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has teamed up with a local sporting club to develop the next generation of boxing talent. ​ The Group recently made a cash donation to Houghton and District Fitness and Youth Boxing Club, which is open to males and females over the age of ten.

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British Heart Foundation

More charity cash raised through feel fab Friday

The Group’s popular ‘Feel Fab Friday’ initiative returned last week to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) through their national ‘Wear It. Beat it.’ campaign. Our Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) staff got into the caring spirit one week ahead of Valentine’s Day by each paying £2 to

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Energy Management

Strong energy management can generate great savings

By Brad Groves, chief executive and chairman of Great Annual Savings Group. Energy Secretary Amber Rudd made a headline-grabbing announcement recently when she said the UK would close all of its remaining coal-fired power stations by 2025. Her big idea is to build a new, cleaner infrastructure that will provide greater

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Spectrum Birdseye

Business Park Milestone Highlights Seaham Regeneration

Fast-growth companies have created a notable new milestone at a North East business park. One half of the Spectrum Business Park in Seaham is now full after cost management firm Great Annual Savings Group took an extra 6,803 sq ft of space in Spectrum 6 following a period of rapid

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Great Annual Savings

GAS relocation boosts Seaham

It’s hard to believe that we relocated our headquarters to Seaham only four and a half months ago. We moved to the Spectrum Business Park – which boasts stunning views of the North East coastline – on June 1st and already we’re woven into the fabric of this picturesque seaside

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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.