CCG Media, its mission and its owner
CCG Media stands for Chips Cheese Gravy Media. We’re a small company specialising in advising small businesses, sole traders and startups how to bring their company to the attention of the media locally and further afield.
It is the brainchild of Jason Roberts, an Isle of Man journalist who regularly covered Manx Radio’s business news beat. He found he enjoyed talking to small cottage industries with fascinating stories more than many of the finance and egaming giants who could afford in-house or external media relations and PR teams.
Why chips, cheese and gravy? It’s the unofficial national dish of the Isle of Man, perfectly representing the Island’s no-nonsense, down-to-earth and yet surprisingly complex character. At CCG Media, we offer practical, straightforward and plain advice.
CCG Media’s mission is simple. We want to give every business, no matter how small, the confidence and ability to promote itself in an affordable and self-sustaining manner.
CCG Media is owned and operated by Jason Roberts, a journalist and reporter with almost a quarter of a century’s worth of experience. Over the past two and a half decades he’s covered crime, politics, business, technology, finance, and entertainment.
Jason studied English Literature at Lancaster University St Martin’s College and received a post-graduate qualification in Newspaper Journalism while working as a trainee reporter for the Trinity Mirror Group on Merseyside.
Since qualifying as a senior journalist in 1992, he has worked full-time for the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo’s weekly newspapers division, Isle of Man Newspapers and Manx Radio.
He’s also written freelance stories for national newspapers such as the Daily Mirror, Daily Mail and News of the World. Over the years, he’s written extensively for magazines, with commissions from FHM, Loaded, Time Out, and trade publications such as Hotel & Caterer.
One job he’d rather forget as a Liverpool fan was for the Red Issue Manchester United fanzine – although it did allow him to practice dispassionate professionalism!
After moving to broadcast journalism in the early 2000s, he worked as a staff journalist for Manx Radio – interviewing, writing, presenting documentaries and current affairs programmes as well reading news bulletins. There have also been appearances as a guest on BBC local radio stations, BBC television, and a number of feature TV programmes. They include a freelance gig researching and appearing on Toughest Pubs in Britain, which was an experience he has yet to live down.
You can find some of his favourite radio journalism pieces online at Soundcloud.com as well as some of the blues harmonica playing he does in his spare time.