The Wigley Group is an ISO 45001, 9001 and 14001 certificated company active in real estate investment, development and construction, as well as asset management of portfolios for both itself and commercial partners.
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.
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.