Five reasons why Wigan is more than just pies
1 A green borough
Wigan is a beautiful green borough. Did you know that more than 70 per cent of Wigan Borough is green and it is the greenest urban borough in Britain? Its wetland ‘flashes’, which have formed naturally on former mining land, are home to a wide range of wildlife including the rare Willow Tit.
2 A sporting success
Wigan borough has a proud tradition of sporting excellence especially in rugby league with the world famous Wigan Warriors being one of the most famous and most successful sporting clubs in the world. The Leigh Centurions have also just been promoted to the Super League and in football Wigan Athletic won the FA Cup in 2013.
Wigan is one of the best located areas in the North West to live being placed perfectly between Liverpool and Manchester with great transport connections. Thanks to its location on the West Coast mainline Wigan will also become the region’s gateway to HS2 in the coming decades.
When it comes to food it’s not just pies that Wigan is famous for. Wigan is a global leader in food production with more than 76 per cent of the world’s top-25 food companies being based in Wigan. Wigan’s Heinz factory is the largest food factory of its kind in Europe!
5 Northern powerhouse
Wigan is a key player in Greater Manchester devolution and the delivery of a Northern Powerhouse. With 320,000 residents and growing industries in finance, professional services, digital and logistics we are proud of our industrial past but even more excited about our future!