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Charlie Bigham's make a range of delicious fresh meals that are available to buy in Waitrose, Tesco, Sainsbury's and a number of other retailers across the UK. Inspired by his travels and love of cooking, Charlie Bigham set up the company in 1996 with the sole aim of creating really delicious dishes for foodies. Using top quality ingredients, he wanted to help people steal back some quality time by doing all the dinner prep for them. After perfecting three dishes in his own kitchen - Caribbean lamb, Cajun chicken and salmon with dill sauce - he managed to find some upmarket London food shops who were up for stocking them. And the rest, as they say, is history. Along with providing fine food, Bigham's regularly give food to City Harvest, who feed a number of disadvantaged people across London. They also give back to their community by renovating gardens and playgrounds at Lyon Park School, providing multi-sensory equipment and planting vegetables in the spring.

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My Company

89% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

On their fifth anniversary, team members are awarded £500 of growth shares and another £1,000 on their 10th. There are now more than 80 shareholders and every year the company meet to celebrate the year they've had, and to announce the new share price.

Personal Growth

88% of staff agreed

This job is good for my own personal growth

Chief Executive Officer Charlie is often seen talking to people in the cafe or production kitchen. He's always keen to hear how people feel about working at Bigham's and also what is happening in their personal life.

Giving Something Back

82% of staff agreed

This organisation has a strong social conscience

On their fifth anniversary, team members are awarded £500 of growth shares and another £1,000 on their 10th. There are now more than 80 shareholders and every year the company meet to celebrate the year they've had, and to announce the new share price.

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