Business expansion
United Kingdom
South West; Dorset and Somerset; Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Dulcote Quarry
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.85 - Manufacture of prepared meals and dishes

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
25 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
1 August 2017
Foreseen end date


Ready meal manufacturer Charlie Bigham's has announced plans to open a new production plant at Dulcote Quarry, between Wells and Shepton Mallet in Somerset. The manufacturer, which produces meals for supermarkets including Waitrose and Sainsbury's, has started recruitment and aims to have 120 staff engaged by August 2017, with the number of jobs eventually rising to 300, when the site becomes fully operational. There will be a recruitment open day on 5 July 2017 when potential applicants can learn more about the business. 


  • 25 May 2017: Somerset Live


Eurofound (2017), Charlie Bigham's, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91072, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91072.