Jay Ewing

Staff Profiles – Jay

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, Jay Ewing, our National Field Manager, explains exactly what it’s like to live #TheGASLife.

How long have you worked at GAS?

Three years as of 17th of this month.

How would you describe GAS in five words or less?

Innovative, growing, successful, energetic, fresh.

How would you describe your role in three words?

Rewarding, evolving, interesting.

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

I have worked in the energy sector for the last 12 years but prior to this my background was financial services

What are your professional aspirations?

At this point to see what heights we can take the field sales division and the business as a whole… exciting times and lots still to come.

How would you describe the company culture at GAS?

A large company with a real family feel to it, there’s a buzz here at GAS and you have to be part of it to fully appreciate what I am saying.

Top 3 tips for anybody looking to carve a career in the industry?
From a field perspective…

1. Wear your shoes out. Opportunity won’t find you, you have to go find it!

2. Be passionate about your product, always. No customer buys a product if they don’t believe the salesperson would buy it themselves.

3. Absolutely everyone is an opportunity. The scale of opportunity in this industry is off the charts, speak to every business owner that you can and build that pipeline up then convert them to sales.

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

I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to be part of building the field sales division from scratch with Robbie Shearer, massive opportunity and what a journey it has been so far. There’s still loads to come yet though!

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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.