Find our latest press releases, including news on Wates’ initiatives, contract wins, project updates, awards and other achievements.
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Creating Opportunities: Wates launches five-year social value strategy with Group-wide commitment to real Living Wage
12 NOVEMBER 2020
The Wates Group has signalled its continued commitment to social value announcing that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years.
Wates dedicates month of October to inclusion
22 OCTOBER 2020
For the first time in its 123-year history, Wates Group has dedicated an entire month to promoting diversity and inclusion with October set to become an annual ‘Inclusion Month’.
Wates and Planet First Energy
8 OCTOBER 2020
The Wates Group and Planet First partnership has made great strides over the past 12 months, delivering fantastic benefits in terms of commercial, environmental and social value.
Wates encourages colleagues to 'take a minute' as UK suicide rates soar to highest levels in years
10 SEPTEMBER 2020
Wates is using World Suicide Prevention Day as a call to action, to encourage colleagues to help create ‘suicide safer communities’, where they can talk openly and less secretively about suicide.
Wates focuses on opportunities that lie ahead
21 JULY 2020
The Wates Group has unveiled a series of organisational changes that will intensify its focus on the opportunities that lie ahead in its key sectors. The announcement incorporates revisions to its structure along with a series of new executive appointments.
The summer financial statement - response from Wates Group
08 JULY 2020
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has today unveiled a multi-billion pound package of investment including a ‘Plan for Jobs’ to spur the UK’s recovery from the Coronavirus outbreak. Paul Chandler, Group MD, Wates Construction Group, responded on behalf of Wates Group.
Wates announces resumption of full pay for majority of workforce
02 JULY 2020
Wates Group Chief Executive David Allen said the decision had been made possible by the “amazing efforts” colleagues had made to keep the business performing and delivering for its customers through the challenging conditions of lockdown.
Prime Minister announces New Deal for Britain: Statement from the Wates Group
30 JUNE 2020
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today announced plans which will enable the nation to “build back better,” pledging £5bn in capital funds for the creation of new schools, roads, hospitals and other infrastructure improvements.
Wates marks Men's Health Week
17 JUNE 2020
Wates Construction is marking Men’s Health Week (15-21st June) with a programme of employee events aimed at encouraging industry workers to talk more and share their health experiences.
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