BLOG: preserving public sector spend and creating certainty through frameworks
Much like the rest of the UK, the construction industry is weathering a significant period of economic uncertainty, derived from our impending exit from the European Union.
BLOG: Ian Vickers: Buy local and leave a legacy
Whether a commercial office development, new school or leisure facility, the schemes we build ultimately take root within the surrounding local community and have a tangible impact upon the built environment and local economy.
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.
BLOG: Trading with social enterprises is more than socially responsible - it's good business sense.
Investment in the social enterprise sector from our Luton office reached £420k in 2018, generating a total of £743k of social value for the surrounding regions.
BLOG: Rebuilding the college where my construction career began
I have always wanted to work within the property and construction industry and my apprenticeship was the first step towards doing that.
BLOG: My Apprenticeship at Wates is giving me a head start to a career in construction
Going to university is often seen as the only path to career success but with the prospect of a five-figure debt and no guaranteed job at the end of it, Julia Cox has chosen an alternative route to a future in construction.
BLOG: Building confidence while forging my career in construction
An apprenticeship has given me the qualifications for further study at university and opened the door to a hugely rewarding and exciting career path.
BLOG: Wates' sustainability success in the Southern Home Counties
We’ve developed a number of initiatives to drive best practice across the business and generate environmental savings for construction projects.
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.