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New Wigan Borough Business Club Website!

Monday, April 18th, 2011


I got stuck in to a new project on Friday, developing a new website for the not-for-profit organisation Wigan Borough Business Club – or WiganBBC for short.

You can visit the new website here :

The website is pretty compact but it contains all the information you’ll need;

  • Info about Wigan Borough Business Club and its aims
  • Diary of upcoming events
  • A link to our Linked in page
  • A list of supporting businesses – including PaulDesigns!
  • A contact us page

All the best,




Wigan Borough Business Club is now on Linked in

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

Please click here to join our group.

If you would like to know more about what Wigan Borough Business Club does, and how you can get involved please email me through the website.

To find out when we’re next meeting please visit the WBBC website.

A little more about Wigan Borough Business Club…

Its aims

To encourage the growth of business within its membership, by the dissemination of information and the exchange of ideas, and to provide a friendly and informal environment where like-minded businesses can share experiences, meet new suppliers, and gain new customers.

How does it do this?

The Business Club organises various activities throughout the year, and encourages the exchange of ideas between attendees of the events. Meetings are informal and friendly, and open to all types of business, large and small. As most events take place in the evening, a free buffet is organised for the comfort of all members.

Who are the members, and what does it cost?

The Wigan Borough Business Club is run by a steering group of local business people. It welcomes all members of the local business community, and draws its membership from Greater Manchester, Warrington, Merseyside, Lancashire and surrounding areas. The great news is that it is FREE OF CHARGE!.

Leigh Busway or Railway?

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Transport for Leigh.

Busway or Railway?

Join in the discussion on Linked In (Wigan Borough Business Club)

Or, visit the Transport for Leigh website –

Thanks, Paul.

Leigh Guided Busway – where is it?

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

I’ve been giving this some thought today, especially as I was stuck on the East Lancs Road this morning for over an hour.  I remember being involved with the initial research phase for the Leigh Guided Busway back in 1998. So, after 12 years where is it?

I wonder how much Co2 could have been saved if G.M.P.T.E. and the local authorities/Central Government hadn’t wasted so much time in getting a scheme (bus, rail or tram) up and running?

The town’s of Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley are in desperate need of an improved service to and from Manchester City Centre. My preference would have to be tram, although I doubt the high-ups think town’s in Greater Manchester West are worth it.



Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

This heavy snow is great for pictures. I’ve just uploaded some to my Panoramio account…


Here is a sneak preview…

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

It’s a shame about Woolworths, the ex-woolies store on Bradshawgate in Leigh is now looking very sad. I’ve heard that there are a number of interested parties looking at moving into the empty shop.

10/1 it’ll be a Poundland….

The woolies in Bolton was a pretty big store on two levels, I wonder what’ll happen to that?


Monday, June 15th, 2009

What’s going on around here? First it was Fred from Granada News – in Tyldesley, then HM the Queen in Leigh – opening the new Leigh Sports Village. Then to top it off last week we had that posh bloke (well his name is anyway) from Channel 4’s River Cottage. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall visited an allotment in Westleigh. Who next? Answers on a postcard please…

Here is a link….

Leigh Journal

Summer’s finally arrived!

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Yes, it’s official the good weather is here, how long for I don’t know, but I’ve made the most of it by going out with my camera. The light was brilliant this morning, all the colours of the fields with the deep blue sky as a backdrop. All the buttercups are in flower and look very nice – have a look…

You can view my online gallery here :

Tyldesley on the telly!

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I was tipped off to watch Granada Reports @ 6 last night. It featured Fred (I can’t remember his last name, but you may remember him leaping about on the British Isles (This Morning, Mersey Docks) a few years ago. Fred visits a different place in the North West each week (in a red 1960’s bubble car) and viewers have to guess where Fred is. This week it was Tyldesley’s turn. Freds article reminded me how much history has played in the towns past, from the vast coal mining pits, to the cotton mills that, unfortunately have now gone from our sky line.  If you missed the programme, here is a picture of Fred on Tyldesley Market….

Fred on Tyldesley Market, Broadcast 12-05-09

Fred on Tyldesley Market, Broadcast 12-05-09