Annual Savings invests in staff

Paula Jones, Judith Bennison and David Harper.
Paula Jones, Judith Bennison and David Harper.
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A company that specialises in helping businesses watch the pennies is giving its staff a helping hands.

The Seaham-based Great Annual Savings Group, which works with businesses to reduce variable costs, has appointed specialist training provider HarperCo to further its commitment to people development.

HarperCo will carry out company-wide training programmes at all levels to nationally accredited standards and identify the firm’s high-fliers for progression within the company.

Judith Bennison is group HR director at Great Annual Savings Group: “We are immensely proud of what we’ve already achieved in a very short space of time and this is reflected in our achievement of the recent IIP standard,” she said.

“Our feedback was very positive from the assessor – people genuinely enjoy working here, there is a great culture for supporting and recognising people, and hearing this from the IIP assessor was very encouraging.

“As we enter the next stage of business growth we want to provide our people with the chance to really excel – not just in their current role but also with opportunities that will present themselves within the company as we expand,” she added.

“Investing in bespoke training plans is good business sense that everyone will benefit from.

“Our people are at the heart of our company and we work incredibly hard to develop a team of people who have the potential to go far.

“Our investment in training and development is a demonstration of our commitment to our people and their future.”

Great Annual Savings works with businesses of all sizes to reduce their variable costs including energy, telecommunications, water, fire protection and insurance.

HarperCo chairman David Harper said: “We are very pleased to be working with such a forward thinking, innovative company.

“The commitment to staff is second to none, and we are looking forward to delivering the development sessions and enabling people reach their full potential.”