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Recruiting the talent to join us for an exciting 2018

Recruiting the talent to join us for an exciting 2018

C A Design Services are recruiting! Have you ever wondered who plans the layout of your local supermarket? Are you curious what those surveyors by the side of the road might be doing? Do you think the survey equipment on Time Team is used just for television?

C A Design Services (CADS) based in Great Yarmouth is involved with all these areas of wonder and for decades has used technology to provide important information on space, design and property data.

Big names in retail

One of Norfolk’s unsung businesses, C A Design Services works with eight out of the top 10 UK retailers. It helps fashion and grocery brands to plan and optimise their store layouts using StoreSpace®, a specialist industry software developed in-house by the company.

Over the last 10 years, national retailers including Marks & Spencer, House of Fraser, Aurum and ASDA have been using StoreSpace® to simplify their retail planning process and get access to comprehensive information about their store estate. As well as being the Country’s only business to offer such a wide span of retail planning services, the company also houses the UK’s largest team of retail planners who provide both office-based and front-line expertise.

Global ambition

“We’ve got an exciting 2018 ahead of us. In the Spring we’ll be launching a new piece of software as part of a major partnership with a global data firm. It will expand our product reach into the Asia, Africa and North American markets, and we now need to recruit the talent to drive this product innovation.”

“We have openings for Software Developers, Support Engineers and Project Managers, as well as Surveyors and BIM Technicians. If you’re interested in the systems that make retail work fast and work well, then now is a great time to join us”.

Guy Moates, Sales Director, C A Design Services.

34-year history, 100-strong team

Led by Managing Director Steve Brown and Directors Guy Moates and Aaron Wright, CADS is part of the Gardline Group and was originally founded as an AutoCAD services and training provider. The company employs over 100 staff across 5 regional offices.

Virtual tech for real retail

One of its biggest areas of innovation is its 3D visualisation and animation services. Last year CADS launched StoreView® allowing retailers to take a virtual tour of their physical stores from the comfort of their desks. The interactive software is now an essential and cost-effective communication tool used by retail store development teams to review store operations.

Surveying and 3D Design

A further string to the company’s bow is its surveying team. Equipped with the latest laser scanners and 3D Revit skills, the surveyors undertake a variety of projects for retailers as well as architects and construction professionals.

Working in a BIM-ready environment (which is the industry’s digital process for producing architectural data), the company’s surveyors deliver survey data to clients as point clouds or 3D models.

Videos and case studies of recent projects can be found here


If you would like to be part of the CADS journey and join a great team of professionals please visit the careers page of this website for our latest career opportunities.