Our Manchester executive search and recruitment office serves clients and candidates in Wigan, Skelmersdale, Haydock and right across the North West.
Wigan’s economy was originally built on coal mining and traditional heavy industry, and like many northern towns, it experienced a period of economic decline in the 1970’s. But 21st century Wigan is a very different prospect, with a clear strategy for delivering a brighter future.
The ‘Wigan Works’ initiative has set ambitious plans for growth, including the creation of 10,000 new jobs plus 12,000 apprenticeships. Crucially, many of the benefits will come from developing the skills of local people, enabling them to support local firms and helping to attract new investment to the region.
This should bring increased diversity to the local economy, which is currently founded upon manufacturing, logistics, construction and retail. These sectors are all major employers in the area, alongside high-profile brands like DW Sports Fitness and Heinz, which boasts a 55-acre food processing facility in the town - the largest of its kind in Europe.
Stone Executive headhunters work closely with employers and candidates in all commercial sectors and functional practices, helping Wigan employers to recruit talented managers and high-calibre senior executives from across Greater Manchester, the rest of the UK and beyond.
To learn more about our Wigan executive search and recruitment services, call our team on 0161 433 8960.