Wates group exceeds £2 billion turnover

Wates Group today announces highest-ever turnover and underlying profit in the company’s 127-year history.

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Eoghan O’Lionaird, CEO interview with Building Magazine.

One year on from joining Wates, Eoghan O’Lionaird has been speaking to Building Magazine about his role as our Chief Executive, and his career journey up to this point.

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FM is an industry that rewards creative thinking; it’s how we add value

This World FM Day, our Strategic Portfolio Director, Terri Dale, shares her thoughts on the industry, her career journey as she joins the board of our growing FM business and what it takes to deliver excellent facilities management.

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We’re the first major developer to sign Healthy Homes Pledge

We’ve formally signed a pledge supporting the Town and Country Planning Association’s (TCPA) Healthy Homes Principles.

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Helping social housing residents live happier and healthier lives

Summer Sampson, Disrepair Manager at Wates, shares insight on the long-term solutions needed to help social housing overcome some of its biggest challenges.

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We’ve ramped up work to improve the country’s  social housing stock with ‘healthy homes’ launch

We manage repairs and maintenance for over 500,000 homes on behalf of 65 social landlord customers, has launched a new dedicated service designed to combat two of the greatest challenges facing social housing, disrepair, and damp and mould.

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Securing funding is only the first step in public sector decarbonisation

John Cartwright, Business Unit Director at Wates, shares his thoughts on the key considerations of public sector bodies awaiting a decision on Phase 3c and preparing to apply for Phase 4.

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Steady growth in facilities management

Antony Collett, Managing Director of Wates’ facilities management business explains to FMJ, the advantages of facilities management organisations

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We have appointed Steff Battle as Managing Director of Wates Construction.

Steff has been at Wates since 1995, spending his initial 18 years in a regional capacity including five years as Regional Director.

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To achieve gender equality we must accelerate our efforts together

This International Women’s Day, our Inclusion & Diversity Director, Nikunj Upadhyay, shares her thoughts on the importance of creating long-term sustainable change,

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Prioritising inclusion at every level

. In honour of UN International Women’s Day 2024, we sat down with Alice to find out more about her passion for driving gender equity both at Wates and across the industry.

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Join us at UKREiiF 2024

Join our Chief Executive, Sir James Wates CBE and members of our Executive board and senior leadership teams during this exciting three day event.

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What is Biodiversity Net Gain?

From February 2024, developers must adhere to the UK government’s Biodiversity Net Gain targets. Read Wates’ blog and get the vital information here.

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Supporting higher education providers on the journey to net zero

As we increase our support for higher education providers in our journey to net zero, Stephen Crowther, Key Account Director, shares his insight on the industry and how to move forward.

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We’ve exceeded our social value targets and launched social enterprise programme for fourth consecutive year

We’ve exceeded its social value targets to assist social enterprises and get young people engaged in a career in the construction industry.

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ASSETS: Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed 2024

For the fourth consecutive year, we’re thrilled to invite social and
environmental impact-driVen organisations to be part of this transformative programme.

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Meet a trainee: Chardae Opoku-Afranie

Chardae’s journey into the construction industry exemplifies resilience, ambition, and the power of representation.

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T Level Student: Jacob Oxley

Jacob is 18 and lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. He undertook a T-Level in Design, Surveying and Planning from August 2022 to June 2023

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