As an inclusivity champion for construction company Wates, Will Bayley discusses the real power of public leisure facilities in helping people and communities come together and break barriers through sport.
BLOG: Why the rise in absenteeism due to poor mental health is a positive thing
In this blog, John Dunne, Group Safety Health Environment and Quality Director at Wates, outlines why he believes the rise in reported absenteeism due to poor mental health is a positive thing.
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.
2019 Community and Conservation Week
Community and Conservation Week is an annual event providing opportunities for our people to access paid volunteering leave of up to 16 hours per year to support local projects across the country.
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.