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Kelly Osborne, Head of Health and Wellbeing at Wates Group, writes in Employee Benefits this week about what more employers can do to support staff with stress.

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New Queen Elizabeth Unit at the Royal London Hospital

Paul Chandler, Executive Managing Director at Wates Construction Group, at the opening of the new Queen Elizabeth Unit at the Royal London Hospital alongside Her Majesty the Queen.

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From pitch to pilot what does it take to become an Innovation Partner?

The UK is home to more small businesses than any other country in Europe and this unique entrepreneurial spirit – celebrated on TV shows from Dragons’ Den to The Apprentice is key to accelerating our national drive to net zero.

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Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed (ASSETS)

The ASSETS programme has already led to new contracts with Wates and beyond. Mentors and mentees alike benefitted from the programme and it will be delivered again in 2022.

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The Future for hybrid working; we need to let the dust settle

John Cartwright, Customer Portfolio Director at Wates Smartspace, shares his insight on the new concept and his predictions for the future for commercial fit-out.

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Housing Retrofit: The Journey to net zero is a Shared Learning Curve

Ben Williams shares his insight on the lessons so far learnt on the Wates’ retrofit programmes and the challenges ahead for the sector.

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Connecting innovators with large corporates is key to achieving COP26 goals

Dr. Zainab Dangana discusses how connecting innovators, such as those that are a part of the Wates Innovation Network portal, with large companies is key to achieving the COP26 goals.

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Wates Living Space Kickstarts Early Careers

We have a number initiatives aimed at attracting young and talented individuals into the industry and to fulfil our social value commitments to our clients and their residents.

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Why social enterprises matter

Danny Ingoldsby, Assistant Surveyor, explains why investment in social value and social enterprises matters in our latest blog.

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John Dunne – Green TV’s Decarbonisation Summit 2021 at the COP26 climate conference

COP26 saw the last-minute agreement of the Glasgow Climate Pact to accelerate action on climate change. But, with so many of us wondering whether this deal is enough, it is clear there is no time to lose in swiftly addressing the impacts that we ourselves are having on the environment.

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Going the extra mile is what sets us apart

Sandra Thomas discusses the care and consideration that is required to ensure staff remain happy in their role, and how communication is key during the process.

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Paul Rowan – What inclusion means to me

Paul Rowan is Group HR Director, and a member of Wates’ Executive Committee. In this interview, part of a programme of activities to mark ‘Inclusion Month’ throughout October, he reflects on his experience of being part of Wates’ reverse mentoring scheme, part of Wates’ efforts to be actively anti-racist.

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Steve Beechey – Coming Out Day

Steve Beechey is Group Public Sector Director, as well as Executive sponsor of ‘BuildOut Together’ our LGBTQ+ employee network. As part of Wates Inclusion Month in October, Steve gives his reflections on what greater inclusivity means to him and to Wates.

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Helen Bunch – My journey of inclusion

Helen Bunch, Executive Managing Director of Wates Residential, describes her own journey to inclusion, as part of Wates Inclusion Month in October.

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Working as one team is the only way to mobilise

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, gives his insight on the business’ tried and tested approach to effective contract mobilisation.

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Creating hope through action for World Suicide Prevention Day

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September, we’re encouraging everyone across the business to seize the opportunity to have a conversation about some of the myths around suicide.

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Hey Girls – Period Dignity

Wates has formed a critical partnership with social enterprise, Hey Girls, a fantastic organisation that aims to eradicate period poverty. Emma Frost, Assistant Surveyor from Wates Construction, tells us more.

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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

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