The Deal for Business

A voluntary agreement between the Council and your business

Deal for business

What is The Deal for Business?

Wigan depends on businesses, like your own, to create an economy that is both successful and sustainable, promoting opportunity, growth and innovation.

The Deal for Business is a voluntary agreement between the Council and your business, which signifies a shared commitment to supporting the economic growth of the borough.

We’re asking all businesses that engage with us to sign up to The Deal for Business and embrace our ambitions for a prosperous and competitive Wigan.

On signing up, you will be awarded a Wigan Works Deal for Business certificate to formally acknowledge your commitment and display in your workplace.

Your part

  • Proof of investment in the borough
  • A high proportion of employees are local residents
  • Employment for apprentices/trainees within appropriate training programmes
  • Business rates are paid on time as set out on their payment schedule’s - late/no payments could affect future support
  • Community support - giving something back to the local communities, through litter collection, awareness, maintenance support
  • Commitment to recycling to support the local environment
  • Commitment to #digitalWigan
  • Creating a healthier workplace
  • Engagement with Council services
  • Support Council Initiatives e.g. Borough in Bloom.

Our part

  • Liaise with you regularly and provide on-going support to help drive economic growth in the borough
  • Support with targeted employment opportunities for our complex dependency groups working with partners to bridge the skills gap
  • Apprenticeship/traineeship with appropriate training programmes - for the Business Booster, this would depend on the size of the business
  • Fill training and skills gaps for better employment opportunities through sector based academies and training programmes
  • Working with Greater Manchester partners to ensure opportunities are maximised and collaborative working benefits Wigan’s economic growth.