James Wates CBE, Chairman of The Wates Group, one of the UK’s leading family-owned construction, development and property services companies, has today announced the appointment of Paul Chandler to the Group Board.
Mr Chandler joined Wates as Group Managing Director, Wates Construction in January 2017. He joins the Group Board with immediate effect and also sits on the company’s Executive Committee.
“Paul has made a real impact since joining us at the start of 2017. He brings a set of skills and a wealth of experience that I believe will make a real contribution to the Board and to our continuing drive to make Wates an even more progressive, sustainable and high-performing business, which prioritises the needs of all our customers.”
James Wates CBE, Chairman, the Wates Group
“I am delighted to be joining the Wates Group Board and look forward to helping it lead the next phase of the organisation’s development.”
Paul Chandler, Group Managing Director, Wates Construction
Since joining Wates, Paul Chandler has overseen the continuing growth of the Construction division, which delivered increased profits and a turnover approaching £1bn.
The business secured nearly £3bn of new business in 2017, including the Scape Major Works UK Framework; the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s latest four-year schools construction framework; other major projects for Public Health England and one of the company’s most significant recent contracts, the framework to renovate buildings in Parliament’s Northern Estate.