Work at CGA
Come work with us and see your future flourish.
Headquartered in the famous Strawberry Studios in Stockport, with offices in Chicago, Illinois, CGA is a successful insight and data consultancy that works exclusively in the hospitality industry, with pubs, bars, restaurants and drinks suppliers.
Our passion: the power of data, turning it into something meaningful that tells a complete story.It’s our passion that makes us unique, and our shared belief in CGA’s core values that bind us together.
All employees share the same goals of wowing with every delivery, making memorable careers, and taking decisions with the long term in mind, all whilst caring for the team and *always* acting with integrity.
We’re a dynamic company shaking up our industry with our fresh way of doing things and making a name for ourselves whilst we do it. We’re so proud of our bright, talented, positive team and we’ve always got opportunities for ambitious people with a passion for food and drink to join our family.
Our core values
Benefits of working at CGA
Flexible Core Hours – the option to start work anytime between 8 – 10 am
Half-day summer hours for six weeks every Friday from July through August
Generous holiday entitlement and holiday buy-back scheme
Enhanced maternity, adoption and shared parental leave policy
BITES Award – a peer-to-peer award celebrating our values
NEST Pension scheme
Opportunities to travel
Free Bar Fridays once a month
Employee benefits portal offering you savings on high street stores and well-being packages
Fantastic Christmas and summer parties
CGA Social Club running events like charity runs, bingo and bowling
Casual dress code
Muffin & Fruit Monday
Unlimited tea and coffee!
What makes a workplace right for you? It’s a place that brings out your very best, day in and day out. Because you want to dig deeper, learn faster, and achieve more. It’s a place where your geeky side is applauded and passions are nurtured. Where people welcome you as you are. A place with zero ego and positive energy unlike any other. We invite you to search and apply for jobs at CGA – and discover the opportunities that await you.
CGA aims to be an employer of choice and as such, we offer more than the Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). All pregnant employees are entitled to take up to a total of 52 weeks maternity leave and our enhanced policy pays up to 20 weeks of maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. (Note: this parental option requires at least one year of continuous service with CGA by the 15th week before the expected date of a child's birth or adoption placement.)
Our exclusive rewards program brings employee benefits, discounts and perks, reward and recognition, employee wellbeing and employee communications into one unified hub. Discounts range from eating out, travel, entertainment and days out, fashion, sport and leisure. We also offer ways to save money – either through cashback transferred straight to a bank account to Instant Vouchers that can be downloaded to spend in-store.
Our charity partners
In January 2020, we announced our official charity partner, The Benevolent, as chosen by our employees. The Benevolent works directly in partnership with our vibrant industry to help colleagues facing issues such as financial hardship, loneliness, serious illness and disability in our community. Its mission is to provide practical, emotional and financial support to those from our trade at every stage of their career. Our ambitious goal is to raise £3,000 this year!
The Tim Bacon Foundation was founded in memory of legendary north-west based restaurant and bar entrepreneur Tim Bacon, who was the founder of Living Ventures and famous spin-offs The Alchemist, New World Trading Company and Gusto, to name a few. Sadly, Tim died of lymphoma back in 2014 and since then The Tim Bacon Foundation has been raising money for causes aiming to end the tragedy of cancer, support people living with cancer and help families affected by cancer. We at CGA have supported the Foundation since its inception and take part in the Great Manchester 10K run every year.
A day in the life:
Email your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the job you’re applying for in the cover letter and email subject box.
The relevant hiring managers look at your CV and if your application is successful, a member of our team will contact you to discuss your application.
The interview and recruitment process typically takes 2-4 weeks, and start date is dependent on your notice period.
Step 1: Telescreen with a senior member of our team
Step 2: Face-to-face interview, normally there will be two rounds and you may meet with more than one hiring manager
Step 3: Second interview with a 10-minute presentation on a topic of your choice
Step 4: Congratulations! You’ve successfully passed and we’ve verbally offered you the job.
Step 5: You get a formal offer letter with a start date and your agreed salary
We’re based at the famous Strawberry Studios (where the Smiths and 10cc bands recorded). The address is: CGA, Strawberry Studios, 1 Watson Square, Stockport, SK1 3AZ. We’re a ten-minute walk from Stockport train station and we offer paid parking to those who drive.
Everyone works a minimum of 37.5 hours per week.
Dress casual in the office, smart for client meetings.
Yes! During your induction period, you’ll go through a three-week induction and training program to learn all about your role and responsibilities. We also offer regular knowledge shares and training, and specialised training based on your role.
Our holiday allowance is for 20 days, taken at any time throughout the year. We’re closed around Christmas and New Year which accounts for 5 days of your total holiday entitlement. And you get all UK bank holidays off, of course.
After five years’ service, you get an additional two days holiday. We also offer a holiday buy-back scheme where full-time employees can buy up to an additional five days’ holiday per year.
CGA is part of the government NEST pension scheme.
CGA aims to be an employer of choice and as such, we offer more than the Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP). All pregnant employees are entitled to take up to a total of 52 weeks maternity leave and our enhanced policy pays up to 20 weeks of maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. (Note: this parental option requires at least one year of continuous service with CGA by the 15th week before the expected date of a child’s birth or adoption placement.)