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The rewarding ‘Coaching to Success’ bus tour will be back this year to take local businesses on a trip around the borough so they can build relationships with the local community.

As part of Wigan Council’s Deal for Business, local businessmen and women are encouraged to take a seat on the bus so they can see first-hand how community groups make a difference to residents’ lives and how they can get involved.

Last year, more than a dozen businesses got involved in the borough-wide tour, visiting groups including Wigan S.T.E.A.M and Fur Clemt. And this year, even more are expected to board one of the two tours that have recently been announced in June and November.

Kerry McKenna, business centre manager from Office Bay went on the tour last year. She said: “We found the bus tour very beneficial to us. As a new local business, it was remarkable to see the type of community that we are a part of. We were able to make new connections, meet council members and see how inspiring and hard working the people of Wigan really are.”

The tour enables businesses and community groups to find out about each other, network and enable them to link up and work together to build a stronger borough.

Councillor David Molyneux, Deputy Leader of Wigan Council and portfolio holder for economic development and regeneration said: “We’re committed to encouraging our local economy thrive and a major part of that is building relationships with the community. “Community groups see the challenges and successes of local areas first hand, so they’re in prime positions to tell businesses how they can help and do their bit. “The bus tour is an opportunity not to be missed and we look forward to seeing relationships forge and the fantastic work that will come out of the trip.”

The tours will take place on 7th June 2018 and 1st November 2018 with an itinerary of the day being issued once businesses have expressed an interest.

To request a place on the bus tour or to find out more information on how your business can support the local community, please email [email protected]