Oddbox

Oddbox

Food retail
Scale-up
B Corp
Visit website
Various work from home options

Purpose

Our vision: A world in which all food grown is consumed.

Our mission: To rescue odd and surplus food in order to reduce food waste and foster conscious consumerism.

About us

The ODDBOX story starts in Portugal, at a food market filled with wonky fruit and veg. It looked weird, kind of ugly but it tasted delicious. It got our founders, Deepak and Emilie, thinking about why we only see the same perfectly shaped fruit and veg on our supermarket shelves. Why was there no variety? And what happened to all that produce that didn’t qualify in the supermarket beauty stakes?

They were appalled to find out it got wasted. In fact a shocking 20-40% of produce in the UK is wasted before it even leaves the farms meaning a lot of unnecessary waste for the planet, a raw-deal for producers and a whole wonky world of missed opportunities for people like us to eat.

Determined to battle food waste they visited farms, talked to producers and came up with the idea for ODDBOX.

Farm-fresh, delicious ‘odd’ & surplus fruit & veg delivered straight to your door.

Since then we've gone from just a handful of customers and suppliers and packing our boxes in a small room every Saturday morning, to delivering over 35,000 boxes across London and all over South-East England every week.

Flexible working approach

Oddbox embraces flexible working; we are much more remote during the Pandemic than usual, but even before Covid-19 we had a flexible approach to time spent in the office with most people WFH about 2 times per week.

It should be noted that flexibility is role dependent, as some team members may need to be on site or at a partner site to undertake their role. On more normal return to the Office (hopefully in 2021), we view 'in office' requirements to be agreed with Team managers and a few 'Team Days' or 'Team Sessions' where all staff are expected to be in the office (with plenty of warning).

Benchmarking score

Scoring against our flexibility index (1 = not at all flexible, 100 = couldn’t be more flexible, 51 is average) using a number of parameters to assess flexibility such as working from home, hours, frequency of travel, benefits, etc.

70%

Employee benchmarking score

Scoring against our employee perception index (1 = not seen as flexible, 100 = couldn’t be happier with the flexibility, 51 is average) using a number of more emotional / perception based questions to understand whether employees feel supported and offered what they want. The areas we cover are work-life balance / managerial support / flexible benefits / working environment / and many others.

80%

The team at Oddbox are very understanding of commitments outside of work and encourage you to work when and where you are most effective. Operations Exec at Oddbox

49
Company employees
45:55
Gender diversity (male:female)
London, UK
Office locations
£3.5m
Funding levels

What do we think of Oddbox?

Food waste is a topic close to our hearts at Flexa, so we're really pleased to add Oddbox to the Flexa family.

Not only does Oddbox provide a fantastic flexible working environment, they are also a certified B Corp, ensuring that they meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose.

Meet who might be hiring you

"Oddbox values each of our team members and their contributions, taking pride in nurturing and supporting a diverse and unique workforce. We aim to provide a progressive working environment that takes into account all of the different ways in which individuals succeed and strongly believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results" Fiona Wallis - Office Manager at Oddbox

What they offer their employees

  • Working from home

  • Open to part-time employees

  • Enhanced parental leave

  • Job sharing

  • 30 days holidays including bank holidays

  • Employee perks via Perkbox/CharlieHR

  • Annual Learning & Development budget

  • Employee Cycle to work scheme

  • Free fresh fruits in the office

  • Discount on Oddbox fruit and veggies