“WIGAN COUNCIL HAS BEEN SO HELPFUL. I CAN’T PRAISE THEM ENOUGH. WE’VE RECEIVED £10K FROM THEM TOWARDS THE INVESTMENT AND THEY HAVE ALSO COME OUT TO HELP US ASSESS THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF OUR APPLIANCES.”
MG Fabrications relocated to Ince in Wigan at the end of 2018 and the steel fabrication and welding company has invested in their new premises with a total refurbishment of the site.
Mick Rennie, managing director, explains: “We were previously based in Horwich but the premises was bought for housing redevelopment. We looked hard to find a suitable location and this site, although smaller is proving to be a good choice.
“We’ve had an office block built and new toilets. All the cranes have been re-serviced and we’ve had the electrics rewired.
“Wigan Council has been so helpful. I can’t praise them enough. We’ve received £10k from them towards the investment and they have also come out to help us assess the energy efficiency of our appliances, which in turn will help keep the cost of power down.
“They’re also helping us with the marketing side of our business as we need to upgrade the website.”
Mick set up MG Fabrications when he got made redundant in April 2000. He decided to take the leap and within a month was working for himself.
“THEY’RE ALSO HELPING US WITH THE MARKETING SIDE OF OUR BUSINESS AS WE NEED TO UPGRADE THE WEBSITE.”
The company started out in a container in Bolton, carrying out steel fabrications and welding for a small client base. Now with a workforce of 25 they work on-site and travel around the North West to carry out jobs on location as well.
“Location is important, as we need to get around easily and I wanted a site that was easy for my team to get to work. Some of them live in Wigan and the ones that travel further are finding it OK. Most of us have an early start so that we can avoid the rush hour.”
Mick added: “I’m really positive about our future working in Wigan.”