Our Story

Several exciting chapters of the Great Annual Savings Group success story have been written since our founding in 2012. Initially formed to provide business cost saving services to companies in the North East of England, the business has now grown from a regional enterprise to a national provider.

In the timeline below, we take a look at some of the key landmarks that laid the foundations for our rapid-growth.

Great Annual Savings

GAS starts trading from a small office in South Shields.

expand

GAS board accelerate plans to expand.

award

FEB-MAY
We achieved four industry accreditations in four months; ISO 9001, Investors in People, ISO 18001 and ISO 14001.

growthAPRIL
We secure two major tranches of funding to kick-start a period of rapid expansion.

relocate

JUNE
We relocated to stunning new offices in Seaham.

apprentice

AUGUST
We launch an apprenticeship scheme, hiring nine young people from more than 800 applicants.

great

SEPTEMBER
City minister Harriett Baldwin, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, praises GAS during a tour of the Seaham premises.

Republic of Ireland
OCTOBER
GAS goes global and offers services to the Republic of Ireland.

100JANUARY
100th employee joins GAS as we continue to grow.

1000

FEBRUARY
We reached another milestone with our 1000th customer. Our portfolio now boasts not-for-profits, charities, private and public sector businesses across the country in all sectors.

ISO27001JULY
ISO 27001 accreditation.

star peopleOCTOBER
Regional winner, “Best SME in North East for Apprenticeship Programme” as we take on our second cohort of apprentices.

ICSNOVEMBER
Membership of ICS.

Apprenticeships AwardsJANUARY
GAS wins a spot in the Top 100 companies in the UK for our apprenticeship programme.

AcademyMARCH
We launch an academy to train apprentices in energy sales – “The GAS Group Academy”.

graduateJULY
Our year one cohort of apprentices graduate to full-time employment a YEAR early.

CSRAUGUST
We launch our CSR strategy which sees us pledge to support four local charities.

add peopleNOVEMBER
2000th Customer and150th employee joins GAS

Volunteer

JANUARY
The first volunteer day sees a team of GAS employees donate their time to one of our chosen charities.

IIPMAY
IIP Accredited until 2021.

Award CeremonyJULY
Our inaugural staff awards ceremony and conference held at Ramside Hall.

TGP PlatinumAUGUST
GAS recognised by supplier Total Gas & Power for exceptional compliance processes and classified under their prestigious platinum accreditation.

headcountOCTOBER
200th employee joins GAS as we continue to grow.

Better Health at Work AwardDECEMBER
GAS achieve Silver status for the Better Health at Work award.

EVCJANUARY
GAS launches its 13th service, Electronic Car Charging Points.

headcountFEBRUARY
An influx of new starters sees our headcount rise by 40%.

5000MARCH
GAS customer portfolio surpasses 5,000.

2019 Apprenticeship IntakeAPRIL
Our 2019 Apprenticeship intake launches.

Money Raised So FarMAY
The money raised for our CSR initiative surpassed last years total with a month still to go.

JUNE
GAS announced as headline sponsors of the 2019 Asian Business Awards.

Champagne

JULY
Our second annual staff conference where we recognise our staff’s great achievements over the past 12 months.

2019 growth plans

AUGUST
GAS announce a major new partnership with Tosca Debt Capital, a fund serving the UK’s most ambitious businesses to deliver market-leading growth.

Give As You Earn

SEPTEMBER
GAS receive The Payroll Giving Diamond Award 2019, in recognition of the organisation’s commitment in fostering a culture of philanthropy and committed giving in the workplace.

Our Vision & Values

OUR GROUP VISION

To be recognised as a leading provider to businesses for great cost savings!

OUR VALUES

P
PROFESSIONAL
We are professional in the way we go about our business and in everything we do as a business and individuals.

R
RELIABLE
We can be counted on by our clients and our colleagues.

IINTEGRITY
We are honest and conduct our business with integrity. Integrity fosters trust from our clients, colleagues, suppliers, community and the environment.

D
DYNAMIC
We don’t just settle for the status quo, we challenge and look to go over and above whenever we can.

E
EXPERTISE
We know our business, suppliers, markets and our customers.

WE HAVE PRIDE IN EVERYTHING WE DO

SPID Number

Your SPID (Supply Point Identification) is a 13 digit long reference number that can be found on your most recent water bill.

Suppliers will use your unique SPID number to switch your retail services.

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