Leading contractor, Wates Construction, has made a move to bolster its position on a range of regional procurement frameworks with the appointment of Sarah Seabright as Framework Manager.
The move sees Sarah promoted from her previous role as Proposals Manager for Wates Construction, through which she oversaw all aspects of bid management for projects across the North West.
Sarah now takes up a new remit as framework lead for the business, heading up the delivery of all regional framework projects and their associated commitments. These include local supply chain management and strategies to create training and employment opportunities.
The promotion closely follows Wates’ appointment to the North Wales Construction Partnership’s major £500m framework adding to the contractor’s framework presence across the region.
In January this year this also saw Wates secure places on two lots under the new generation North West Construction Hub (NWCH), marking the contractor’s third consecutive appointment to the public sector framework.
Sarah’s promotion adds to a series of appointments at Wates, which also included new Bid Manager, Nicola Atkins earlier this year and more recently the appointment of David Saville as Business Unit Director for the region.
“I have been with Wates for over ten years and my time working with the pre-construction team has given me valuable insight into what it takes to make our framework projects successful.
Procurement frameworks aren’t just efficient vehicles for public sector projects; they provide a platform for those projects to create meaningful outcomes for local people.”
John Foster, Pre-Construction Director for Wates Construction North West, added:
“Wates puts a great emphasis on recognising and promoting the talent within its team and throughout her time with the business Sarah has already ingratiated herself into the business’ social value activities for all projects, not just those procured via frameworks. Amongst her expertise, Sarah is a passionate ambassador for our industry amongst young people, which will be a fantastic asset in her new role.”