SmallBizPod #59 – Food entrepreneur Charlie Bigham

Charlie Bigham talks about his successful food business, passion, principles and dealing with demanding customers.

By Alex Bellinger
19th December 2007 at 11:17 am

This week SmallBizPod #59, the small business advice podcast, talks to Charlie Bigham of Bigham’s which makes ready-to-cook meals. Charlie talks passionately about the importance of food, how he built his business from his kitchen table and how to deal with demanding customers like the large supermarket chains.

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Show Notes

Summary

Intro:

• 00:00 Alex on what’s coming up in the show.
• 01:04 Thanks to Sage for sponsoring SmallBizPod.

Features:

• 02:31 Interview with Charlie Bigham, founder and managing director of Bigham’s. Charlie talks about his passion for food, how his business was inspired by fresh ingredients and hot pans while travelling and his frustration as a consumer. Alex and Charlie also discuss how to keep energy and momentum after 11 years in business, how to deal with demanding customers like the supermarket chains, and growing a business from your kitchen table. The conversation also covers innovation, building a team, funding and making decisions for the long term.

Comments:

• 26.52 Thanks to C Ashworth for sticking a pin in the SmallBizPod Frappr map and thanks to all of the 140 people who are already members of the SmallBizPod Facebook group.
• 28.12 Thanks to everyone who took part in the survey and announcement of winners of the 16Gb iPod Touch.
• 28.44 If you’re interested in the topics of marketing, finance, technology or small business news, do check out the blog.

• 29.04 Music – Snowflake by Jimi Polar from the Future Classic label with thanks to Ioda Promonet.
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“Snowflakin'” from “Future Classic Exclusives Vol 1”
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