Our Story

Creating nutritious healthy meals and gourmet soups since 2009.

Big Pot Co was established in 2009 by Alison Seaney in Co. Tyrone focused on creating nutritious, healthy and gourmet soups and meals. As a Food Technologist growing up on the farm is where I really started developing my interest in food and Product Development.

‘I started my professional career with a large, well known Irish food company and after many years at the company - where I broadened my knowledge about the food industry - I decided to take the leap and branch out on my own to deliver my vision for fresh, tasty and convenient soups - and I’m still doing what I love all these years later!’

Located in Cookstown’s Loughry Campus is where we continue to operate from to this day. We love working on the Loughry Campus as it’s well known as the centre of Food Excellence here in NI. So we are never short of advice or inspiration from the community there!

Our award-winning products use both traditional and on-trend flavours – all of which are made by hand in small batches to ensure consistent, great-tasting soups and meals, time after time.

From the start focus was on the following core values:

  • Sourcing fresh local ingredients where possible
  • Providing home-made quality convenience
  • High quality fresh, affordable, clean label, authentic traditional recipes

The very first product we produced was our Vegetable Broth, which continues to be a staple of the Big Pot Co range to this day - and one of our most popular ones too.

A few years ago, my husband Malcolm joined the team. Many of you will know him as he leads our customer sampling programme, amongst many other things! In addition, our two children Jack and Ella love getting involved in creating (and more importantly taste testing!) Big Pot Co’s new products at home to make sure only the tastiest recipes are used for our products!

NPD is our passion, with us having the capacity and expertise to produce bespoke recipes faster than large enterprises in line with market trends.

I hope you enjoy my Big Pot Co soups as much as I love making them!

From our Kitchen to Yours: Simple Real Goodness.

Alison Seaney

Founder Big Pot Co