SHEDDING THE PAST.
IN 2030, WIGAN IS KNOWN FOR ENSURING INVESTMENT HAS REAL BENEFITS FOR PEOPLE AND PLACES. WHILE LARGE SCALE AUTOMATED ‘SHEDS’ HAVE A BIG VISUAL AND EMOTIONAL IMPACT, IT’S NOT ALWAYS FELT ON THE GROUND. THAT’S WHY WIGAN HAS BEEN BOLD ENOUGH TO SAY SIZE IS NOT EVERYTHING.
Knowing our value
Recognising early on the need to attract businesses where negative environmental impact did not outweigh economic benefit was key to our success. We respected our land value and assets, creating new forms of ownership that focus on jobs and skills creation first.
making a difference to our communities
Large scale operations do not always have a knock on effect to our residents, so we’ve remained keenly and unashamedly focused on supporting and welcoming businesses of all sizes.
home grown talent
We know that smaller and medium sized businesses have a big part to play in our road to 2030, building skills, developing people and employing directly from our own local talent. But of course we remain open, proud and confident to continue to attract big brand names and international businesses, like Nicepak and Kraft-Heinz, as our potential continues to grow.
That’s why Wigan has been bold enough to say size is not everything.
considering our environment and our impact
Our connectivity can be much a problem as a selling point. We recognised early on that we needed to attract businesses where negative environmental impact did not outweigh economic benefit.
We have created new forms of ownership and joint ventures, learning from places like Preston and Airport City Manchester. We look at jobs and skills creation first.
Across the borough, we respect our land value and the assets it brings, assets which once lost, are gone forever.