A year can be a very long time in business, but even so Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) has packed a lot into the past 12 months.
The Seaham-based cost management specialist has been in its Spectrum Business Park offices for 15 months now, after outgrowing its previous premises in South Shields and has experienced phenomenal growth over that period.
Headcount has more than quadrupled and their customer base is now touching 1,600.
A string of accreditations, including ISO27001 and joining the Institute of Customer Service, have been followed by a major awards shortlisting. In August 2016 the group has been named as a North East finalist for the National Apprenticeship Awards, alongside some of the region’s biggest businesses – showcasing the strength of its flourishing Apprenticeship Scheme.
GAS specialises in helping other businesses reduce their running costs and has recently doubled the number of services it offers, adding security; IT; office equipment; heating, ventilation and aircon (HVAC); waste management; and private medical insurance to accompany energy procurement; energy management; water; telecoms; business insurance; and fire safety.
Launched in 2012, GAS is recognised as one of the fastest growing businesses in the North of England and is continuing on its growth journey, hoping to double in size again and reach 300 members of staff in the next year. A number of notable contract wins and the delivery of mouth-watering cost savings for large businesses such as Ramside Estates and Press Up Entertainment have helped fuel the Group’s progression.
Bradley Groves, Great Annual Savings Group Chief Executive and Chairman, said: “Since the move to Spectrum in 2015, where we received great support from Business Durham, we’ve grown exponentially, the support we received from Business Durham was invaluable and it’s been fantastic to be playing a part in the economic renaissance of County Durham.But there’s a lot more still to come as we move onto the next chapter in our exciting growth story. We have more jobs to create, more milestones to pass and more savings to generate for our customers.”
We spoke to Head of Customer Experience at Great Annual Savings, Phil Andrew, as part of our focus on enterprise recently at the inaugural Durham International Festival of Enterprise to find out more.
For more information on Great Annual Savings Group, visit www.greatannualsavings.com