About CADS

Leaders in retail space planning, space planning software and measured site surveys

CADS director, Aaron Wright

Everything we do is aimed at enabling our customers to better survey, understand and optimise their space

Aaron Wright | Managing Director at CADS


Our company values

Established in 1984, we provide a comprehensive range of data-driven software and services to survey, manage and optimise space.

Based throughout the UK, we work collaboratively with retailers, architects and contractors nationally and internationally.

We take time to understand the challenges our clients face to ensure our retail space planning and measured survey services help them create more effective and profitable spaces.

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We are straightforward and fair, open and honest, trusting and trusted.


We continually look for ways to improve our software and services so they deliver even greater value to our customers.


We are one team. We share ideas, recognise individual success and work together to create the very best solutions for our customers.

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What we deliver

Retail space planning

We help make retail space work harder.

Our team provides services, software and support which help you create profitable retail space by surveying, planning and optimising your store layouts.

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StoreSpace® and and StoreView®

Using our intuitive AutoCAD-based retail space planning software, we give you the tools to create profitable store layouts across your retail estate.

StoreSpace® simplifies the retail space planning process and integrates your planograms and sales data to identify opportunities for space layout improvements.

StoreView® provides virtual tours, enabling teams to save time and reduce costs by scoping and reviewing store improvements without unnecessary trips to the retail store.

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Measured surveys

Get the measured site surveys your projects need

Our expert surveyors work collaboratively with architects and project teams to deliver measured surveys for projects ranging from individual buildings to large estates.

We conduct measured, laser, Matterport, As Built, drone and topographic surveys – and provide point clouds, 2D plans and 3D & BIM models.

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CAD drawing services

Our CAD experts tailor their drawing services to your project requirements

We deliver a comprehensive range of CAD drawing services in 2D and 3D, typically using AutoCAD and Revit.

Working closely with commercial, construction and retail clients across the UK and beyond, we deliver the drawings, plans and models they need.

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English Housing Survey helpline

Since 2012, we’ve played a key role in administering the Government-commissioned English Housing Survey.

We gather responses from thousands of surveys of properties across the UK to provide long-term data on the condition of the country’s housing stock.

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Meet the team

CADS senior team

Aaron Wright of CADS

In his roles as Finance Director and Company Secretary, Aaron manages our finances and ensures we fulfill our compliance obligations.

As a Director, Aaron is also responsible for helping set the strategic direction of the business.


Aaron Wright


Clare Montgomery

As Head of Operations, Clare's role includes leading the StoreSpace® developers, our customer success team and other functions including marketing.

Clare also focuses on identifying and delivering operational change which improves our customers’ experience.


Clare Montgomery

Head of Operations

Pete Humm of CADS

As Retail Services Manager, Pete is responsible for managing our retail planning teams throughout the UK.

He works closely with our clients' store planners and store development teams to ensure projects are successfully delivered to time and to budget.


Pete Humm

Head of Retail

Andy Murray of CADS

As HSEQ and Project Manager, Andy overseas the project management of our drawing services and apprenticeship programme.

In addition, he takes responsibility for the company's HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment and Quality) procedures and ISO 9001 accreditation.


Andy Murray

HSEQ & Project Manager

Iain Tubby of CADS

Iain is responsible for the development and delivery of our Survey Services department’s operations and business strategy.

He also plays a leading role in the mentoring and professional development of the team.


Iain Tubby

Survey Services Manager

Wayne Pardon of CADS

As Finance Manager, Wayne oversees the financial and management accounting operations of CADS.

He works closely with the senior management team to ensure that the long-term objectives of the company are achieved.


Wayne Pardon

Finance Manager

Steve Moore of EHS

Steve leads a team of regional managers who are responsible for 150 surveyors gathering data for the English Housing Survey for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

The team surveys approximately 6,200 dwellings each year.


Steve Moore

Regional Manager Housing Survey

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