Somerset-based premium prepared meals business announces raft of new appointments

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Bigham’s, the fast-growing premium prepared meals business, has launched its first recruitment drive of 2021 – with 20 new positions at its Quarry Kitchen, Dulcote.

Last year, Bigham’s sales grew by 20% in three major retailers, and with ambitious targets for 2021, the business is adding 20 new positions to its current 300-strong Somerset team.

Bigham’s is recruiting for a range of roles including the production positions currently advertised, a well-placed role for candidates seeking a first career step in the food industry.

Recently accredited as a B Corp, Bigham’s has pledged to balance profit with purpose and actively contribute to the enrichment of its neighbouring communities in Somerset and London.

During the first lockdown, Bigham’s made deliveries to more than 1,500 Mendip residents, providing comforting meals and a night off from cooking. Thousands of meals were also delivered to Somerset hospitals, facilities aiding vulnerable people and key workers, as well as care homes.

Bigham’s head of people, Lauri Duncan, said: “We have a fantastic team of people at our Quarry Kitchen who have worked extremely hard to support our customers and each other over the last year.   After another year of double-digit growth, we expect demand for our dishes to increase further. As a result, we’re delighted to announce that our Dulcote team is expanding and that we’re recruiting 20 people to join our team in the coming weeks – welcome news for the local community during this uncertain economic climate.”

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