wates retail

Leigh deakin National Operations Director

Leigh joined Wates in 2001 as a Project Manager working on the Marks and Spencer account and was instrumental developing the account into one of our key, repeat business customers. Our relationship with Marks and Spencer over the last 10 years stems from excellence in on site delivery, led by Leigh. Prior to joining Wates Leigh worked for a small shopfitting company as a project manager and was involved in projects such as Selfridges, WH Smiths and Waterstones.

In 2006 Leigh was promoted to Production Director accountable for the operations of all sites delivered to customers with accounts held from our Northern office.  In January 2012 Leigh was then appointed as national Operations Directors for the Interior & retail business and became a full time Board member. Leigh is passionate about driving best practices within the business and is accountable for Health and Safety, Site standards, resourcing and training as well as ensuring the on time delivery of all our projects nationally.