Second and third generation shareholders helped to create a milestone in The Wigley Group’s history when they joined together for the company’s first formal AGM.
Eleven members of the Wigley family took part in a two-day AGM at Stockton House across November 10 and 11, including all four of founder John Wigley’s children and seven of his grandchildren, alongside the Board of Directors.
It marked another major landmark for a company which has developed from an agricultural plant hire and civil engineering contractor incorporated in 1964, to an ISO 45001 and 9001 certified company active in real estate acquisition, development and construction, as well as asset management of portfolios for both itself and commercial partners.
Wigley has continued its strong growth this year, adding to its portfolio with the acquisition of industrial space, opening its new Leamington offices Waterloo Place, expanding its board, and continuing its proud record of charitable work by donating more than £50,000 to good causes.
A £1.5 million expansion of its Stockton House headquarters in Warwickshire is also nearing the final stages and is expected to be complete by Christmas, creating new office space, a 120-person capacity conference centre, and a new staff area to help kick-start an exciting 2023.
Chairman Robert Wigley said: “When my father launched the company almost 60 years ago, he always envisaged having generations of the Wigley family involved at different levels, just as we have today.
“To be able to bring those different generations together for our first formal AGM was truly a major milestone in our company’s history – and future – and one I know he would be proud of.”
Chief executive officer James Davies, whose father Gordon worked alongside John Wigley, added: “The company has evolved massively since John set it up but at its heart remains his family – our shareholders – which is why it was a real privilege to welcome the second and third generations for our first ever formal AGM.
“This was not only a great chance to reflect on the hard work of the team over the past year and look ahead to the next, but has also created a new structure for generations of shareholders to come – something that is vital for the company’s longevity and succession.”