Wates Construction North & East appoints new Business Unit Director for 2019 | Wates

Wates Construction has made a move to strengthen its senior leadership team with the appointment of David Wingfield as Business Unit Director for the North East and Yorkshire region.

The appointment closely follows the promotion of the region’s previous Business Unit Director, Paul Dodsworth. Paul has become Managing Director of Wates Construction North with a broadened remit of overseeing Wates’ operations in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West, including Cumbria, as well as Wates’ Residential North business.

David’s appointment sees him promoted from his previous position of Regional Commercial Director at Wates, where he led the function for the past nine years with a remit of overseeing the company’s sustainability and profitability.

David, who boasts over 20 years’ experience in construction, joined Wates in 2005 as a project surveyor, rising through the ranks to the position of regional commercial manager in 2009.

David will now lead the delivery of Wates’ project portfolio within the private and public sectors as the business grows its presence in its core markets of commercial, residential, education and leisure development.

Paul Dodsworth, Managing Director of Wates Construction North, commented:

“I joined Wates as Business Unit Director for the North East and Yorkshire in 2015 and David has been a fundamental part of the business’ success throughout my tenure. I am a very big believer in nurturing the talent within our team and David’s commitment to Wates, along with his extensive knowledge of our business, our culture and the markets within which we work, places him as a perfect successor.

2019 is already shaping up to be a very exciting year for Wates, which kickstarted with our move to new premises at Paradigm, Thorpe Park. I very much look forward to seeing David take this region forward as we continue to deliver exceptional work across our current and prospective project portfolio.”

David continued:

“I am extremely proud to have played a part in Wates’ increasingly impressive reputation in the North East and Yorkshire for almost 15 years and to be charged with the leadership of this great business is a privilege.

My previous remit with Wates has been focussed on ensuring we deliver sustainable business growth, which in-turn has enabled us to lead the way in terms of investment in training and employment. My intention is to continue to build on this success while ensuring we maintain exceptional levels of quality for our clients, seek out new areas of innovation and sustain our impeccable standards in health and safety.”

Wates Construction is currently the sole contractor on site at MEPC’s Wellington Place development in Leeds and is delivering a host of high profile projects across the region, including Teesside University’s National Horizons Centre and Leeds City College’s new Quarry Hill Campus.

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