BLOG: Award-winning delivery in complex clinical environments
As highly technical and complex clinical environments, science facilities require a very meticulous and collaborative approach to construction.
BLOG: driving performance is reliant on people
People are the lifeline of our industry. With industry growth must come more investment in the future workforce. Read more on why training is so vital to our industry.
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: Discipline & Uniform Transcend the Military
The matter of transferable skills is the first question that anyone will ask themselves when they change careers and I was no exception when I took the decision to leave the Army in 2004. It had been my life for 17 years and it had undoubtedly shaped me as a person.
BLOG: Supporting our colleagues - Community investment begins at home
There is a really strong culture for giving back at Wates and Ive really enjoyed the past few months of getting to know the teams and seeing their genuine enthusiasm for making a positive difference.
PODCAST: Driving success with new reporting requirements and principles for large private companies
Listen to a 20-minute EY podcast with James Wates CBE from the Wates Group, Mala Shah-Coulon from EY and Elizabeth Bagger for Institute for Family Business, for their insights and guidance.
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.