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 hits million pound milestone for social enterprises with SCAPE
29 JUNE 2021
As part of our partnership with leading public procurement framework SCAPE, Wates Group maximises Social Value outcomes for every project we complete.
Wates Construction invests over £128,500 into social enterprises across the North East
20 JANUARY 2021
Wates Construction’s North East Team, based in Durham, has announced that in the last 12 months it has delivered a total spend of £128,679 against a target of £93,000 to support social enterprises across the region.
Creating Opportunities: Wates launches five-year social value strategy with Group-wide commitment to real Living Wage
12 NOVEMBER 2020
The Wates Group has signalled its continued commitment to social value announcing that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years.
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.
Wates Construction in Birmingham calls on local business to support social enterprises
Wates Construction in Birmingham underpins its commitment by spending £412,885 with the sector in the year to-date from its Birmingham base in Quinton
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.
Wates Construction calls on Bedfordshire business to support social enterprises
Wates Construction is encouraging businesses across Bedfordshire to join its nationwide drive to grow the SE sector, with its Luton office confirming £258,294 of spend with SE companies so far in 2018.
Wates supports social enterprise sector in Hampshire
Wates Construction is calling for increased collaboration between organisations to achieve a lasting social value legacy for the North West.
Wates Social Enterprise spend gives economic boost to Rutland
Wates Construction is encouraging businesses across the East Midlands and the Northern Home Counties to explore building relationships with social enterprises (SEs) as it reveals it has recorded a spend of over £325,651 in the two regions’ SE sectors in the first half of 2018.
Social enterprises host Seeing is Believing tour
Seeing is Believing is ethos behind recent social enterprise tour hosted by Wates Living Space and Wates Residential to support local businesses.
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.
Wates Living Space helps Birmingham's social enterprises thrive
Wates has recorded a £744,000 investment within the West Midlands social enterprise (SE) sector in the past twelve months.
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.
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