Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Makes delicious food for people to share with pleasure
  • Year established:
    1996
  • Website:
    http://www.bighams.com
  • Contact
    • Coriander House, 2 McNicol Drive, London, NW!07AW

About Charlie Bigham's

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.


What is it like to work for Charlie Bigham's

Leadership
Leadership
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.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Bigham’s challenge people to take on their dreams and make them a reality. The company talks to staff about what they enjoy and what they're good at, and help find opportunities that are challenging but that help people to grow.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
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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Benefits:

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    25%

  • UK sites:

    3

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Staff:

    388

  • Male : Female:

    69% / 31%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    8%

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