Welcome to Wigan, an exciting and vibrant borough, encompassing Wigan and Leigh towns, serving approximately 320,000 residents. Geographically it lies between the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool and affords great transport links, making Wigan an ideal destination to live, work and visit.
Invest in Wigan
Wigan is a great place to do business. Wigan is a borough which is open for business and actively encourages businesses to locate here and flourish.
Recent success stories include Poundland securing a new distribution centre in the borough, marking one of the biggest job boosts for Wigan in many years. The development will provide up to 650 new jobs over the next three years, with the potential for a further 150 jobs as the business grows. Nice Pak International has opened its new £40m manufacturing base at Westwood Park which will create wet-wipes to distribute across the world and will create 100 new jobs. In order to showcase the great businesses in the borough Wigan Council runs one of the biggest business expos in the North West.
Moving to Wigan
Wigan has excellent housing stock of 142,000 covering a good range of property types and locations. House prices are affordable and there are opportunities for shared ownership schemes. Wigan Council has a high quality stock of 25,000 council properties. Careers are available in the council’s housing service. The council also has plans to enable the building of 10,000 homes in the next 10 years to ensure that the number of new homes matches demand in the borough.
The town hosts a number of events throughout the year including:
If you have a passion for the place and a desire to serve the public through new ways of working then Wigan could be the place for your next career move. If you take pride in all that you do take a look at the opportunities available.