Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of BigDish PLC
BigDish PLC Snapshot
BigDish is a brand-new way of offering dining deals and discounts. Through its online reservation platform, users can enjoy discounts on the food of up to 50% at incredible restaurants in Manila, Hong Kong and Jakarta. BigDish is also coming to the UK through the acquisiton of Table Pouncer which is the leading restaurant platform in Bournemouth. Table Pouncer seats over 100,000 diners per year in Bournemouth and will soon be rebranded as BigDish.
With BigDish, there is no more need to wait for the right deal, or to print coupons. Reservations with discounts can be made at any hour of the day with an absolute minimal effort. All you need to do is download our app (available for iOS and Android), select your restaurant, and make a reservation. Even the best restaurants have empty tables, and we are more than happy to connect these with hungry diners.
BigDish understands that food is a universal language: whether you're out to celebrate, trying to impress a date, or unwinding with your friends, we'll be there to make your dining experience even better.
BigDish currently operates in Manila, Hong Kong and Jakarta and will soon be available in the UK.
Aidan Bishop - Founder & Executive Chairman
Aidan has a number of years of experience in start-up businesses that he has founded in various sectors. Aidan founded a mining company that was admitted to the London Stock Exchange in April 2016. Previously, Aidan started a cocoa trading and development company in the Philippines and in 2017 became a founding shareholder and director in Islands Cacao & Chocolate, a UK premium chocolate manufacturer that sources super premium cocoa beans from island origins mostly in South East Asia.
Sanj Naha - CEO
Sanj is an experienced executive who has held senior roles at such companies as TripAdvisor and Bookatable. At TripAdvisor Sanj started out as Country Manager for the United Kingdon, after which he took on a regional role in which he grew TripAdvisor’s restaurant base from 11,000 to 36,000 in just under two years. Furthermore, he has worked as a consultant for large restaurant groups in the UK. He has also sat on the Board of four technology startups, which were successfully bought out.
Joost Boer - CPO
Joost joined the Company in October 2014 and has following this time acted as the Chief Executive Officer of BigDish until early 2019 at which point he took on the role of Chief Product Officer. Joost joined CompareAsiaGroup, the world’s largest financial comparison platform (backed by Goldman Sachs), as one of its first employees in September 2013 and became Operations Manager the following month. He subsequently led the expansion into the Philippines in December 2013 and later spearheaded a product overhaul for the entire region. He holds a MSc in Strategic Management from the Rotterdam School of Management.
John Dometita - CTO
John has worked with a number of start-ups to develop web and mobile apps. He is one of the pioneers of mobile app development in the Philippines and ran a corporate giveaway business at college before fully focusing on web and mobile development. John is a full-stack developer being well-versed in frontend mobile and web development, backend development and server management.
Simon Perrée - Non-Executive Director
Simon co-founded online retailer Play.com in 1998. After selling Play.com in 2011, Simon founded venture capital company NetCap, and has since invested in several online businesses. With over 14 years’ experience in e- commerce, he has an in-depth knowledge of internet technology, operations and online marketing.
Simon served as non-executive director of Stanley Gibbons Group plc from May 2013 to July 2016, a retail company listed on the London Stock Exchange where he served on the remuneration, audit and nomination committees.
Jonathan Morley-Kirk - Non-Executive Director
Jonathan is a chartered accountant with many years of public company experience. He is currently a non-executive director of Sarossa Capital Plc and has served as Chairman of Fox-Davies Capital from 2003 to 2008 and, previously, he also served as a director of SG Warburg Securities and Samuel Montagu & Co. He is currently a non-executive director of East Siberian Plc (formerly PetroKamchatka), which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and non-executive chairman of Bluebird Merchant Ventures, listed on the London Stock Exchange.