In one of the most challenging years in our 124-year history, we’re pleased to have secured £2.4bn of new work in 2020, enabling us to end the year with a record forward order book of £6.6bn, up 13.5% from 2019.
We adapted quickly and effectively to the restrictions imposed as a result of the pandemic, with site productivity in the final quarter of the year approaching pre-pandemic levels, creating real optimism for 2021 and beyond.
Wates appoints new corporate development director to help deliver ambitious group strategy
31 AUGUST 2021
Wates Group has announced the appointment of Esther English as its new Corporate Development Director with immediate effect.
Sir James Wates CBE & Will Bayley MBE in conversation
24 AUGUST 2021
The Wates Group Chairman, Sir James Wates CBE, and table tennis champ Will Bayley MBE, have joined forces to discuss the importance of inclusivity and diversity in sport, and in business.
Wates and Lloyds Banking Group join forces to drive environmental sustainability
05 AUGUST 2021
Wates and Lloyds Banking Group will work together to seek out new energy efficient innovations to form an elite network of green tech businesses, adding to the WIN Portal’s current network of 45 Innovation Partners.
ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates alliance secure £1bn MoJ New Prisons Programme
12 JULY 2021
ISG, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Wates have been appointed to the Ministry of Justice’s (MoJ) £1billion New Prisons Programme to build four new adult male prisons across the UK
Reflection on Pride Month
“I sponsor our LGBTQ+ inclusion work at Wates. As the sponsor and an ally to my LGBTQ+ colleagues and the community at large, I am committed to making Wates an inclusive organisation.” Stephen Beechey – Group Public Sector Director
Wates adopts company-wide flexible working
22 JUNE 2021
Wates Group has announced the adoption of company-wide flexible working as it looks to enhance the Group’s high standards of customer service by improving staff wellbeing and productivity.
Wates has partnered with Working families’ #FlexTheUK campaign, which aims to drive national conversations about flexible working and to ‘build back better’ for working parents.
Wates begins journey to become a Building a Safer Future Charter Champion
20 MAY 2021
Wates is demonstrating our commitment to building safety by being one of the very first companies to begin the process of becoming a Charter Champion company.
Wates provides resilience training for all employees
12 MAY 2021
Wates Group, the leading privately-owned construction, property services and residential development company, is marking Mental Health Awareness Week with the announcement of a business-wide programme of personal resilience training.
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