North East England’s fastest-growing private business is set to create 150 new jobs in the region and is taking more than 30,000 square feet of space in a landmark, new Gateshead development.
The recruitment process for the new jobs, which include energy consultants, customer service, training and technical roles, will help the business reach its next level of growth, with the first occupants expected to move into the new state-of-the-art Riga building later this year.
Part of the Global Procurement Group, Northern Gas and Power invested quickly in essential equipment and technology at the outset of the Covid-19 pandemic. This enabled over 90% of its global workforce to work from home, a move which has helped put it in a position to focus on future growth plans with a significant recruitment drive in the North East, wider UK and across the globe.
The overarching Global Procurement Group currently employs around 550 people and is aiming to increase that figure to circa 700 by the end of the year. Over the last four years to 2019/20, it has quadrupled turnover to more than £43m. It also saw international sales grow an average of 248% per year, over two years.
Global Procurement Group provides a variety of different sized businesses with specialist services in energy procurement, energy management and real-time energy analysis that enables them to respond instantly and cut both costs and carbon emissions.
Earlier in the summer it launched a brand-new Careers site to assist in its major recruitment drive, including options to work from home – testament to the success of its remote-working strategy during Covid-19. Its newly-launched Careers site also features a range of new positions across its global operations in Malta, Paris, India and Texas.
The new Careers site provides a snapshot of life at Northern Gas and Power; its unique culture, commitment to work-life balance and what it’s like to become part of the NGP Family. At Northern Gas and Power, colleagues have access to an unlimited earning potential, fantastic incentives, wide-ranging benefits packages and industry-leading training schemes.
Group Finance Director Chris Baty says: “We are creating hundreds of jobs to continue our expansion, here regionally in North East England, but also right across the UK and our global territories – France, US, Malta and India.
“As for many businesses, navigating the Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging, but we responded quickly, protecting our people and supporting our customers and other businesses, and we are in the fortunate position to now have a platform to build on for our next wave of expansion.”