Wates Group are proud partners of Streetwise, a social enterprise that handles grounds maintenance. Watch the video to hear how streetwise impacts local communities.
Wates underlines position as Social Enterprise market leader
06 DECEMBER 2019
Wates has announced it has surpassed its target of spending £20m through SEs in its supply chain, a goal set four years ago.
Wates puts Planet First
04 DECEMBER 2019
New Social Enterprise helps in battle to cut carbon emissions. Wates is the first in the built environment sector to appoint an independent Social Enterprise – Planet First Energy (PFE) – to help it reduce CO2 emissions and meet long-term sustainability goals.
BLOG: Buy local and buy social - an investment contractors can make in society
Louise Ratcliffe discusses the role social enterprises play in building successful, sustainable communities when part of a local supply chain.
BLOG: Trading with organisations that support local communities can make a difference
Ian Vickers discusses the role social enterprises play in building successful, sustainable communities when part of a local supply chain.
BLOG: Buying local isn't about business - it's about people
To find the right fit for our projects, Wates takes into account specialist skills, services or materials needed and appointing contracts as locally as possible.
BLOG: The time is right for social enterprises to make a splash in UK construction
Josh Steiner from Wates Construction, looks at how small social enterprises can capitalise on business growth opportunities currently present in the construction sector.
BLOG: Why it pays to buy social
Rachel Woolliscroft discusses the business merits on investing in social enterprise as part of your supply chain.
INSIGHT: Impact Evaluation of Wates' relationship with Social Enterprises
Report from NEF Consulting, commissioned by the Wates Group and Wates Family Enterprise Trust, examining the impact of our relationship with social enterprises.
BLOG: The Next Generation Workforce Must Value Social Enterprises
Understanding the importance of social enterprises is vital for young people joining the construction industry, according to Zak Farnsworth, a commercial management trainee in Nottingham.