CF10 Retail

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CF10 Retail is a wholly owned subsidiary of co-educational further education college Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC), known in Welsh as Coleg Caerdydd a'r Fro.

Formed in 2011 by the merger of Barry College and Coleg Glan Hafren, CAVC is now one of the largest colleges in Wales and CF10 delivers sector-leading retail and catering operations across its estate and campuses.

New to the Best Companies lists, CF10 comprises retail units – including coffee shops, convenience stores and restaurant chains – and runs a venue-hire operation that offers a variety of spaces from across the CAVC estate for use by external clients.

CAVC has 30,000 learners and 1,000 staff. Its £45m main campus in Dumballs Road, Cardiff, caters for 4,000 students. Facilities comprise 130 teaching rooms, film and dance studios, a theatre, a hair salon, a spa and – on the top floor – a public bar and restaurant. The college also took control of the Cardiff International Sports Stadium in 2015 on a peppercorn rent to Cardiff Council.

CF10, established in 2015, regularly employs college students and sells products such as freshly baked bakery goods produced daily by CAVC hospitality and catering learners.

As an employer, the company prioritises the health and wellbeing of its staff. All employees are paid in excess of the living wage and generous holiday allowances include a day off on their birthday. They have access to a fully funded health plan that also looks after their loved ones, an employee assistance programme, counselling services, and can utilise CPD and development opportunities.

Featured Workplace Factors

Leadership

93% of staff agreed

I have confidence in the leadership skills of the senior management team

Staff, including those on furlough, received 100% pay during the pandemic and everyone was kept fully in the loop about when sites were open or not, and any return to work or flexible furlough arrangements. Weekly email updates flagged up important government news, wellbeing initiatives and staff support services.

My Company

96% of staff agreed

I love working for this organisation

Managers get survey feedback to cascade to their teams, and this is also published in the newsletter for all staff. The latest survey pinpointed the need for key processes – since implemented – such as home-worker support guidelines; assessment of remote working arrangements; and virtual social groups or clubs to promote team-bonding.

Giving Something Back

82% of staff agreed

This organisation is keen to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds

All CF10 coffee shops and canteens are plastic-free and only offer consumables that are either recyclable or compostable. The company offers initiatives including reusable cup discounts and distributing free reusable bottles and cups to students/staff and all prepacked sandwiches sold across the company come in biodegradable packaging materials.

Quick Facts

Organisation established in
2015
Total number of employees
7
Number of UK locations
38
Employee average age
26% : 74%
Male : Female employee ratio
5%
Employees earning £35k+
15%
Employee turnover (voluntary)

Benefits

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

Women in Senior Management

At least 40% of senior managers are women.

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