INNOVATION ISN’T WHAT
WE DO, IT’S HOW WE DO IT.
IN 2030, WE ARE KNOWN AS A PLACE WHERE INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY UNDERPINS WHAT WE DO HERE, WHETHER IT’S OUR APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT AND CHANGE OR THE TYPES OF PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES WE ATTRACT. INNOVATION STARTS AT THE BEGINNING AND WE’LL EMBED AND ENCOURAGE INNOVATIVE THINKING AND DOING TO TAKE OUR WORKFORCE FROM THE NURSERY TO THE WORKPLACE.
In 2030 enterprise across all sectors in the borough of Wigan is innovative and creative, that’s just how we do things here.
Innovation Makes us better
And innovation isn’t a separate sector or something only certain individuals or businesses do. Innovation and creativity go hand in hand with successful business – they are robust in the face of social and environmental change. Innovators across all sectors are better employers; and, whether logistics, manufacturing, retail, coffee or film making, innovation and creativity are key to the success of our borough.
Innovation is also about creating flexible approaches and tactics to our working lives, after all it’s unlikely that many people will do the same job from the beginning to the end of their working lives as our relationship with work and retirement continues to evolve.
Raising our game
Jobs in all sectors have moved rapidly up the scale in both skills and salaries. And we have raised the aspirations and skills of our residents, both old and new, to meet this challenge.
We offer mentoring support and skills development to help recognise and build skills around innovation and creativity. Our education system fosters innovation and creativity through learning and experiences, developing people who can continually adapt to the needs of the future.
creating the curve
The borough is constantly embracing the future. Whether it’s automation, social value, the sharing economy, zero carbon, we have always worked in partnership to be ahead of key trends.