The Wigley Group Ltd is an ISO 45001 and 9001 certificated real estate investment company specialising in the industrial sector with a significant portfolio of property and landholdings.
The group owns (entirely or in part) Wigley Contracts (Barby) Ltd, a development company, and Wigley Building and Development Ltd, which offers a range of construction services, and Wigley Strategic Land Ltd.
The story began in 1964 when John Wigley established as an agricultural plant hire company and road building contractor.
John enjoyed great success, expanding into large plant hire and undertaking civil engineering jobs throughout the 1960s before opening a fully-fledged fabrication unit in the village of Barby in the early 1970s.
From there, his company diversified into many fields including the manufacturing of plant and specialist prison fencing before recognising the growing potential of the commercial property sector.
It was the purchase of Edgwick Park in Coventry from the world-famous engineering company, Alfred Herbert Works, that began the move into commercial property and development, and was followed by the purchase of the nearby Godiva Trading Estate which, after gaining planning consent, was developed into what is now the Gallagher Retail Park.
The business saw rapid growth in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2005 Robert Wigley took over from his father at the head of the company.
The Wigley Group name was born out of a rebrand in 2011, and in 2017 Wigley Building & Development Ltd was established by a merger with the group’s main contractor Ciexbe Ltd which strengthened the range of construction services.
Based at Stockton House in Warwickshire, The Wigley Group remains in the private ownership of the Wigley family and led by chief executive officer James Davies.