Wates Group

Sam Hagans named commercial director at Wates Smartspace

Fit-out, refurbishment and property upkeep company Wates Smartspace has today announced the appointment of Sam Hagans as commercial director.

Published 14 September 2020

Wates marks World Suicide Prevention Day with plea for colleagues to 'take a minute'

Wates Group has launched a company-wide campaign to encourage colleagues to ‘take a minute’ as the rate of UK suicides soars to the highest levels in years.

Published 10 September 2020

Scott Camp named new Wates fit-out MD

Wates Group has continued its series of organisational changes with the appointment of a new managing director of its £145 million specialist fit-out and refurbishment division, Wates Smartspace.

Published 13 August 2020

Wates shifts focus towards public building work and housing with leadership shuffle

The Wates Group has today unveiled a series of organisational changes that will “intensify its focus” on the opportunities in its four key sectors.

Published 21 July 2020

Senior management change at Wates Construction Group

The Wates Group has announced a change to its senior management team within its Construction Group with the departure of Jason Knights, managing director of SES Engineering Services (SES).

Published 5 June 2020

Wates to cut staff by 300 as coronavirus impact bites

Wates Group has become the first major contractor to unveil large-scale redundancies in direct response to the coronavirus crisis.

Published 21 May 2020

Wates Group introduces carer’s leave with family policy overhaul

Employees at construction, development and property services company Wates Group will be offered a number of “industry-leading” benefits after the firm committed to a complete overhaul of its family-friendly policies.

Published 9 March 2020

Wates Group commits to zero waste and carbon from operations by 2025

Construction, development and property services company Wates Group has outlined a commitment to eliminating waste and carbon from its operations by 2025.

Published 13 January 2020

Dundee to approve Waterfront Place and flood protection tenders

Councillors are being asked to approve multi-million-pound tenders for a key part of the redevelopment of Dundee Waterfront and a flood protection scheme in Broughty Ferry.

Published 3 December 2019

Wates commits to double female representation by 2025

Wates Group has signalled its intention to dramatically improve the gender balance of the workforce at all levels, with women accounting for 40% by 2025.

Published 31 July 2019

UK: Housing association awards 20-year upgrade contracts worth more than £1.1bn

Clarion Housing Group has selected three preferred bidders to each deliver a 20-year planned investment contract worth £1.17 billion.

Published 31 July 2019

Stornoway care and housing development starts on site

Work to transform land adjacent to a Stornoway farm into a new care facility and affordable homes has began in earnest.

Published 5 July 2019

Wates Group chairman honoured with Knighthood

James Wates has been honoured with a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in recognition of his services to business and charity.

Published 10 June 2019

And finally... Wates unveils rare images of D-Day harbour construction

Rare archive images showing engineers working on a secret construction project that became pivotal to Britain’s success at the D-Day landings have been released as part of a new film marking the 75th anniversary of the campaign.

Published 6 June 2019

Wates unveils new chief of staff

Wates Group has announced the appointment of Emily Westcott as new chief of staff.

Published 28 March 2019