Northern Gas and Power helping support struggling families

Northern Gas and Power (NGP) is giving back to its regional community charities in the season of goodwill, following a record year of sales, including being ranked the North East company with the fastest growth in sales in the prestigious Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

NGP has dedicated significant donations to several charities across the UK and will donate in excess of £15,000 this month.

NGP, the Ward Hardaway Fastest50 company, has prioritised charities within the communities it works, to help give back and bring some good cheer to people less fortunate.

The Gateshead Quays headquartered business, part of Global Procurement Group (GPG), is working with the Newcastle West End Foodbank and its generous donation will help support people who need a warm healthy meal over the festive period.

Andrew Laird, Northern Gas and Power’s UK Sales Director, said “We already support several charities across the region, but this year we wanted to extend that support wider across the places we operate in.

“Supporting people less fortunate is a privileged position to be in. We’re a big employer across the North of England; many of our people have family or friends who may suffer from challenging issues. As a business, we don’t take for granted being in this position of good fortune. That is why we want to share some of that good fortune.”

John McCorry, Chief Executive, Newcastle West End Foodbank, said “The money provided by Northern Gas and Power will be hugely beneficial in helping our Foodbank to provide food-parcels to people over Christmas. We’re really grateful for the donation. On average we feed 4,000 people each month between December and February, approximately half of those fed are children in families living in poverty. In times of hardship, particularly at this festive time, being able to provide food to people in need over Christmas means so much.”

GPG was recently voted the energy consultancy of the year in the Energy Awards 2019. Corporate Social Responsibility and Giving Back initiatives played a big part in that decision-making, as well as the increase in sales, people growth and the development of ground-breaking, in-house technology.

Also under the GPG global umbrella is Energies France, NGP Americas, ClearVUE Systems, Business Energy Quotes and Energie SuperMarché. GPG manages over 29TWhs of energy for tens of thousands of customers across the globe.

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