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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.
Planning for our future
20 MAY 2020
The Wates Group has announced a programme of redundancies that will reduce staff numbers by approximately 300 (or 8%) as it continues to respond to the impact of the coronavirus.
Wates Group boosts the capital's coronavirus response with expansion of Royal London Hospital
27 APRIL 2020
The Wates Group is using the combined expertise of its construction division and specialist engineering business, SES Engineering Services (SES), to help boost the number of hospital beds available in London for patients with Covid-19.
Wates announces programme to safeguard long term success
02 APRIL 2020
The Wates Group has today announced a package of measures designed to protect both the business and the jobs of the people working in it as the Covid-19 crisis continues.
Wates publishes 2019 Annual Accounts and Reports
14 APRIL 2020
The Wates Group has reported increased turnover, profits and cash reserves for the year ending 31 December 2019. Read the press release.
Update on our site operations (27 March)
27 MARCH 2020
Update from the Wates Group on site operations (27 March).