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.
VIDEO: D-DAY 75 Celebrating the legacy of British construction and engineering
A new film celebrating a feat of engineering which turned the tide of World War II has been released by Wates on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
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.
2018 marked 100 years since women in the UK were given the right to vote as part of the Representation of the Peoples Act. We used this centenary as an opportunity to profile many of our female colleagues.
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.