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Area Spotlight

Spotlight on Leigh

Minster Cleaning provides office and commercial cleaning services throughout the UK, not only to the major cities but also to many of the smaller towns & villages. It is a long-established brand that delivers reliable, high quality and great value cleaning to over 5000 organisations.

We are so proud of our local cleaning heritage, including office cleaning in Leigh, that we are running a series of articles on some of these localities to spotlight business areas and local places of interest.

Leigh is a town in Greater Manchester to the north of Warrington and southwest of Bolton. It is part of the Wigan Metropolitan Borough and is the post town for the WN7 postcode district. Locations close to Leigh are Hindley Green, Atherton, Tyldsey, Astley, Glazebury, Lowton, Golborne, Abram and Bickershaw.

Areas of Leigh include Firs Lane, Westleigh, Higher Folds, Marsland Green, Hope Carr, Land Side and Aspull Common.

Leigh has several sectors that contribute to its economic activity:

  1. Manufacturing: Historically, Leigh has been associated with manufacturing, particularly in industries such as textiles, engineering, and food processing. While the manufacturing sector has evolved over time, it still plays a significant role in the local economy, with companies involved in the production of textiles, chemicals, plastics, and other goods.
  2. Retail and Commerce: Leigh has a vibrant retail sector, with a mix of independent shops, chain stores, and supermarkets. The town centre, along with retail parks like Spinning Gate Shopping Centre and Parsonage Retail Park, serves as a shopping destination for residents and visitors, contributing to economic activity and employment in the area.
  3. Logistics and Distribution: Leigh’s strategic location near major transport routes, including the M6 and M62 motorways, makes it an ideal location for logistics and distribution companies. The town hosts several industrial estates and distribution centres, supporting businesses involved in warehousing, transportation, and logistics management.
  4. Healthcare and Social Assistance: Leigh provides essential healthcare services through hospitals, medical practices, clinics, and social assistance programs. The healthcare sector supports jobs in healthcare provision, administration, and support services, contributing to the local economy and community well-being.
  5. Professional Services: Leigh is home to a range of professional services, including legal, accounting, consulting, and financial services firms. These businesses provide essential support to local businesses and residents, contributing to economic activity and employment in the town.
  6. Construction and Real Estate: Leigh experiences ongoing construction and development activity, with projects ranging from residential developments to commercial and industrial properties. Construction firms, contractors, and real estate developers contribute to economic activity through construction projects, property development, and land use planning.

Overall, these sectors, among others, contribute to Leigh’s economic vitality, providing employment opportunities, supporting businesses, and contributing to the town’s growth and prosperity.