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.
​In her new role Victoria will be responsible for sourcing high-quality staff, as we continue on our mission to increase our headcount to 161 by the end of June. She will also support the HR function in the delivery of staff training and development programmes.

The Group has made great strides during its year-long recruitment drive, which has featured the creation of several new senior positions; a move to stunning new premises on Spectrum Business Park; the launch of six new services; and the trebling of our headcount, which is now 108.

Victoria’s appointment will be the catalyst to kick the recruitment drive into an even higher gear as we prepare to reach the target ready for the start of our new financial year in July.

Previously Victoria, a business marketing graduate, spent almost a decade with Hays Specialist Recruitment as a Business Manager, recruiting across a range of sectors in the North East. She then joined Northern Recruitment Group and was instrumental in the development of their contract division, sourcing interim finance professionals for a vast range of companies.

For the seven years prior to joining GAS, Victoria was part of the senior management team within Corepeople recruitment, focusing on internal recruitment, training and development of staff, quality and compliance.

Victoria said: “I’m thrilled to be joining a forward-thinking, progressive company that has some exciting growth plans in the pipeline. Great Annual Savings Group is now an established name in the corporate cost management market.

Judith Bennison, group HR director, said: “Victoria’s appointment will allow us to source high-calibre staff as we continue with our expansion. Since June last year we have trebled our headcount to 108 and we are seeking to add to our team in the coming months.”

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

We currently have a number of vacancies in Field Sales, Telesales and Marketing. Have you got what it takes to join one of the North East’s fastest-growing companies.

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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.