Gary Manini

Staff Profiles – Gary

Here at Great Annual Savings, our people are at the heart of everything we do. So, as part of National Careers Week 2020, we decided to shine a spotlight on some of our GAS family.

In this feature, Gary Manini, our field-based Business Solutions Manager, explains exactly what it’s like to live #TheGASLife.

How long have you worked at GAS?

Exactly a year now.

How would you describe GAS in five words or less?

Really proactive, professional, hard-working, full of integrity.

How would you describe your role in three words?

Rewarding. Interesting. Demanding.

Have you always worked in the energy sector? If not, what other sectors have you worked in?

Not always, I have worked in energy consultancy prior to joining GAS, but my background is mainly home improvements and direct sales and marketing.

What are your professional aspirations?

To be the best ambassador of my company whilst being number one in my field.

How would you describe the company culture at GAS?

Supportive, striving to be the best for our clients, fast-paced.

Top 3 tips for anybody looking to carve a career in the energy industry?

Expect to be a winner amongst winners, work your socks off for your team and your clients, and learn more, even if you think you know it all!

Have you achieved anything as a result of working for GAS that you otherwise wouldn’t have?

Happiness and sustainability.

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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.