Ex-Asda chief joins food group Bigham’s

ALLAN Leighton, the former boss of Asda and the Royal Mail, has joined the board of Charlie Bigham’s, the upmarket ready meal maker, as a non-executive director. The London-based food group, which employs over 200 staff and turns over around £24m a year, said it hopes bringing Leighton on board will help it reach its target of cooking up £100m in sales.