New chief supply chain and quality officer – Rosie Toogood

Today we announce the appointment of Rosie Toogood as Chief Supply Chain and Quality Officer.

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Making the most of growth up north

Regional directors for Construction, Sarah Cooke and David Wingfield, give their thoughts on what will characterise the next 12 months and how our industry can capitalise on growth opportunities available in the region.

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We’ve renewed our partnership with STEM returners to drive gender equality in construction

We’re furthering our commitment to improving gender imbalances across the construction industry by launching our second STEM Returners programme.

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New Group Sustainability Director – Cressida Curtis

Today we announce the appointment of Cressida Curtis as our new Group Sustainability Director. She will join in the new year and sit on the Group’s Executive Committee, reporting to Chief Executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird

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Championing young talent

We caught up with our Customer Services Apprentice, Kaydn, to chat all about his experience of our early careers programme, from his passion for learning on the job to his day-to-day responsibilities.

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An increased focus on customer experience with senior promotion

Chey Godfrey has been promoted to Support Services Operations Manager within our facilities management (FM) business to increase the focus on compliance for our growing facilities management customer base.

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Unlocking Productivity and Sustainability: Insights from Our Chief Executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird

In his first major profile interview since becoming Chief Executive, Eoghan O’Lionaird talks to Colin Marrs, Editor of Construction News, about his approach to leadership, and the top issues in his in-tray.

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Liz Reilly joins the board

Liz Reilly has been appointed to the Group Board as a Non-Executive Director. Liz has over 30 years of executive experience.

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Rachel Addison joins the board

Rachel Addison has been appointed to the Group Board as a Non-Executive Director.

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Midlands construction lead appointed

We have appointed Matt Johnson as Regional Director for construction in the Midlands, to lead the region and deliver our strategic objectives.

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Environmental Sustainability Plan

Our environmental sustainability plan helps us focus on short-term targets whilst keeping an eye on long-term goals.

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Our Year in Review

Another outstanding year for us as we break our turnover record for the second year in a row. Take a look at some of the years’ highlights.

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2023 Inclusion and Diversity Report

In this latest update, we report on how we are performing against our targets, the activities and initiatives we’ve been involved in over the last year.

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Sustainable Facilities Management in 2023

Our recently appointed MD for Facilities Management (FM) Antony Collett sat down with FMUK to discuss sustainability and all things FM.

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Looking for the skills gap solution? Think older

Our regional director in the North West, Sarah Cooke, writes in Place North West about the UK construction industry’s growing skills shortage.

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Wates Project Manager wins national award for residential development

One of our experienced Project Managers, Glyn Williams, has been crowned Site Manager of the Year at the annual LABC Excellence Awards in London.

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New chief executive

Eoghan joins us on 20 February 2023, from his previous role as CEO at FTSE-listed marine services company James Fisher and Sons plc

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Tim Wates announced as next Chairman of Wates Group

Sir James Wates CBE announced that Tim Wates will succeed him as Chairman of the Wates Group

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