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: Wates & Mental Health - Time to Talk Day
At Wates, the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees is central to our business ethos and success. This includes mental health as much as physical safety.
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.
BLOG: Working together for leisure
Leisure centres are proving increasingly important community hubs for towns and cities across the country.