The UK’s leading energy procurement consultancy, Northern Gas and Power, is set to create a hundred new roles over the coming months as the business takes space in its 30,000 square feet of landmark, new Gateshead HQ development.
Hundreds of its people have already moved into the new Riga development – the £2m new UK HQ set on the banks of the Tyne on Gateshead Quays – as the company continues its rapid expansion.
Global Procurement Group, trading in the UK as Northern Gas and Power, has taken four floors of grade-A commercial property on Gateshead waterfront, close to its offices at Baltic Place. It is the biggest commercial office project in the northeast for the past five years.
From its creation in 2013 by founder Fokhrul Islam, the business has consistently grown revenue and headcount; relocating its HQ in 2015 to Baltimore House and a year later to bigger space at Baltic Place – both on Gateshead Quays. Headcount has grown consistently, from one in 2013, to 40 in 2015, then 75 a year later, reaching 140 in 2017. During this period the business set up operations in France and Texas.
Global Procurement Group currently employs around 750 people internationally across three continents with its growing portfolio of energy assets currently standing at 30TWhs – more than the entire annual energy consumption of Ireland.
The recruitment process for the new jobs, which include a range of roles from energy consultants to training and technical roles, will help the business reach its next level of growth as it continues to expand its customer base to in excess of 22,000 businesses internationally.
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 to any issues across their business energy portfolio, cutting both costs and carbon emissions.
The business has a whole range of exciting roles from business development, training executives, HR and administrative positions, sales performance coaches and a range of developer, technician and software engineer roles, across its operations in UK, Malta, Paris, India and Texas.
Global Procurement Group’s recently appointed Chief People Officer, Brendan Garvey, said: “We are creating around a hundred 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.
“It’s an exciting time for the business, having recently moved into our stunning new waterfront HQ, with this next phase of recruitment marking yet another new chapter in the business’ evolution, from a start-up to a major international player in the global utilities space. We are looking for people to come and join us as we continue the transformation of the energy market.”
* Northern Gas and Power has introduced people into its new HQ safely with a phased move-in. Masks are not required but provided for anyone keen to use them and there are sanitation stations throughout the building. Regular cleaning on a 30-minute basis takes place daily across all three floors and the Feel Well Deli and regular temperature checks are also conducted.