Wigan is at the heart of the North West, with excellent rail links to London, Manchester and Liverpool and easy access to the motorway network.  Wigan also has one of the highest rates of apprenticeship starts in the North West, particularly in key sectors such as manufacturing, IT and construction.  Combining these factors with excellent availability of superfast broadband makes Wigan a natural choice to start, grow or relocate your business.


Wigan Council is committed to supporting all businesses through innovative services and incentives. Contact us by emailing business@wigan.gov.uk, call us on 01942 489190 or click Find Out More below.



We're helping Wigan businesses to drive the transition to a vibrant, sustainable and low carbon economy. Here are some of the amazing things we've helped them to achieve so far.


Wigan Council’s Business Engagement Team offers personalised advice and guidance to identify the most appropriate help and support for your business.  


Contact the team on 01942 489190 for further information. 

Wigan Council employs over 70 apprentices, so understands what a difference they can make.  


Call us on 01942 489190 to find out how employing an apprentice can help your business.

With over 120 exhibition stands and 1,400 visitors, the Wigan Business Expo is the largest B2B event in the North West.  


Call us on 01942 489190 for further details.

Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.


Businesses assisted with hands-on resource efficiency or low carbon sector support

£13.6 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance


Sales increased or safeguarded


Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon more than 216 times


Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 46 Blackpool Towers


Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill 4 Olympic sized swimming pools


Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 175 African Elephant Bulls

Success story

"With a new position already created after just a month’s worth of support, we are delighted with the Green Growth low carbon sector programme” Michael Pilkington - Utilitri, Wigan