Supply Chain

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Spending over £1bn a year with our supply chain, supporting and investing in local communities.

We have built long standing relationships with leading UK and International suppliers of materials and services. We only work with organisations which share the same commitments to high quality and sustainability.

As a supplier working with us you'll be part of the team

Working with us

Our supply chain is a fundamental part of the team and we believe that teamwork allows us to deliver a professional and quality service to our customers. We take an open and honest approach to our supply chain, with a willingness to listen to new ideas and ways of working.

Working with us really feels like being part of a team. We will support you with to develop your business and achieve your targets, enabling you to be more efficient. Part of our offering is professionally run sites with excellent facilities for all.

Want to be part of our team! Simply fill in the form at the link below and we’ll get the process started.

As a supplier working with us you'll be part of the team
We deal fairly with our supply chain


Fair dealing and fair payment

We deal fairly with our supply chain members, partners, competitors and customers, the people they employ and the wider community. We seek to ensure prompt and certain payment of our supply chain.

At Wates we:

  • Treat everyone with trust and respect.
  • Communicate in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Develop and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships with our supply chain members.
  • Pay our supply chain promptly and in accordance with agreed contract terms.
zero carbon construction at Canada Water

A greener built environment

We collaborate with our supply chain partners to deliver on our sustainability targets, which will bring long-term social, economic and environmental benefits through our procurement activities.

Our target is for 89% of our suppliers to have approved Science Based Targets (SBTi) by 2027. Wates will work closely with our suppliers to support them in achieving this target. We also encourage all our suppliers to partner with the Supply Chain Sustainability School, who are able to facilitate free training and workshops to help improve knowledge and understanding of sustainability topics.


We have a clear and consistent approach to the way we engage with our supply chain, as we understand the importance of developing collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships.

Regular communication, networking events and structured business to business meetings are all part of our supplier relationship management plan.

Developing long-term mutually successful relationships enabling us to deliver great value to our customers.

We run and attend meet the buyer events

Meet the buyer events

We host and attend many meet the buyer events, both independently and as part of our partnership with Constructionline.

These allow us to meet local and national supply chain. They also present excellent networking opportunities where we can discuss our strategic priorities and long term goals. 


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