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Harriet Baldwin

Top Minister pays a visit to Seaham

It’s not every day that a top Government minister drops by to see how you’re doing – but that’s exactly what happened to Great Annual Savings Group one Wednesday earlier this month.

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Seaham

Seaham move triggers growth and jobs

Great Annual Savings (GAS) has doubled the size of its business after relocating to bigger premises in East Durham. Previously based in South Shields, GAS moved to Seaham’s Spectrum Business Park three months ago and since then the firm has added 30 staff to its team.

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GAS launches new apprenticeship scheme

A North East cost management firm has launched a new apprenticeship scheme to create jobs for local people and develop the next generation of young talent. Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) recently completed the first phase of a recruitment drive that will eventually see the firm swell its workforce to

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Feel Fab Friday

Workers enjoy healthy fab Friday

At Great Annual Savings Group our “Feel Fab Fridays” scheme is going down a treat with our workforce. We launched it last month, shortly after moving to our brand new office in Seaham, to incentivise staff and thank them for all of their hard work during the week.

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GREAT ANNUAL SAVINGS GEARS UP FOR PHASE TWO OF RECRUITMENT DRIVE

A North East cost management firm has completed the first phase of a major recruitment drive that will create more than 100 jobs. Phase one has seen Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) almost double its workforce in Seaham to around 45 staff. The new recruits include business solutions managers, administrators,

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GAS IN THE RUNNING FOR EUROPEAN AWARD

A North East cost management firm is flying the flag for the UK in a European awards scheme. Great Annual Savings Group has been selected to compete in the innovation category of this year’s European Business Awards, which celebrate the achievements of entrepreneurs and businesses in more than 30 nations.

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Solar Panels

Tyneside Foodservice slash energy bills with the help of GAS

Tyneside Foodservice, the North East’s largest independent food service distributor has shaved almost 15% off its energy bills after installing a solar-powered electricity system at its Blaydon site. Tyneside Foodservice, which supplies frozen meals, chilled foods, desserts and drinks across the region, wanted to find a way of reducing its

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SOLAR POWER HELPS FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTOR CUT ENERGY BILLS

The North East’s largest independent food service distributor has shaved almost 15% off its energy bills after installing a solar-powered electricity system at its Blaydon site. Tyneside Foodservice, which supplies frozen meals, chilled foods, desserts and drinks across the region, wanted to find a way of reducing its annual energy

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GAS HITS THE STANDARD – FOUR TIMES OVER

A cost management firm has achieved the notable milestone of achieving four nationally recognised accreditations in just four months. Following a period of intensive preparation and assessments, Great Annual Savings Group has successfully completed Investors in People (IIP) and attained the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.

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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.

Quote:

“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.