The Wigley Group has evolved from its beginnings as an agricultural plant hire company to its present incarnation, developing, owning and managing commercial properties across both the Midlands region and the UK.
Wigley Contracts (Barby) Ltd was established as a construction plant hire and road building contractor by John Wigley in 1964.
The company enjoyed great success, expanding into large plant hire and undertaking civil engineering jobs throughout the 1960s before opening a fully-fledged fabrication unit in Barby in the early 1970s.
From there, the company diversified into many fields including the manufacturing of plant and specialist prison fencing before recognising the growing potential of the commercial property sector in the late 1970’s.
The company’s first foray was the purchase of Edgwick Park from Alfred Herbert, the world famous engineering company – followed by the creation of the nearby Godiva Trading Estate which, after winning planning consent, was sold by Wigley and developed into the Gallagher Retail Park.