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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Will Bayley MBE: The countdown to Paris 2024 is on!

With less than a year to go to the 2024 Summer Paralympics in Paris, we caught up with reigning world number one paralympic table tennis player and our long-time sponsorship partner, Will Bayley MBE, to find out his plans for next year and beyond.

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A shared commitment to diversity and inclusion

We caught up with our Senior Design Manager, Sandra Weerasinghe, and Ada’s Director of Operations, Sophie Clifton, to reflect on the importance of shared values when working together.

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Uniting Through Allyship: Celebrating Inclusion Month 2023

We’re celebrating our fourth annual Inclusion Month, a major part of our programme to make Wates the most inclusive organisation.

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Unlimited Potential: Careers free from Stereotypes

In July 2023, Chief Executive Eoghan O’Lionaird joined an expert panel for the Fawcett Society’s ’Equal play’ webinar: ‘Unlimited Potential’, that delved into the impact of gender stereotypes on children’s career choices.

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Why the construction industry must avoid gender sterotypes

Amy Smith, Partnership Director and Co-Chair of the Parents and Carers Network tells Fawcett why the construction industry must avoid gender stereotypes, and encourage girls and young women to take up STEM subjects.

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Our gender equality work gains double recognition

We’ve been named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality in 2023 in recognition of our commitment to addressing gender inequalities in the workplace

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We join the Fawcett Society in challenging gender stereotypes and tackling the gender pay gap

Today we are announcing a new partnership with the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights, on a new Equal Play campaign to support parents, care givers and influential adults to challenge gender stereotypes with their children.

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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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International Women’s Day 2023

A year ago, as part of our 125th Anniversary commemorations, and to mark International Women’s Day, we launched a special programme to bring more women into construction and roles within the built environment.

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Flexible working

We’re committed to having a workforce that more accurately reflects society and providing an environment that positively encourages flexible working through working arrangements and benefits.

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Inclusion Month

Our third annual Inclusion Month, a major part of our programme to make Wates the most inclusive organisation

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What can employers do to stamp out microaggressions at work?

Nikunj Upadhyay, writes this week in People Management, discussing the impact of microaggressions in the workplaces.

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Celebrating our association with the Armed Forces

Wates is a proud, long-standing supporter of the military dating back to World War II and our construction of the Mulberry Harbours.

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Wates recognised at Working Family Awards

Wates has been recognised with two awards at the Working Families Best Practice Awards for its flexible working practices and support for parents and carers. The Group was named Best for Fathers and Best for All Families.  

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Wates named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022

Wates has been listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022, as it takes action to decrease gender inequality and make Wates a fairer place to work.

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Landmark Study: Menopausal Women Let Down by Employers and Healthcare Providers

The Fawcett Society is today releasing findings of the largest ever survey of menopausal women. This landmark study, sponsored by the Wates Group, reveals a shocking lack of basic support and damaging stigma which mean the needs of menopausal women are being ignored in the workplace and by healthcare providers.

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Wates publishes first Fair Pay Report as it continues its journey to greater inclusion and diversity

The Wates Group has reported an improvement in its gender pay gap with the publication of its first Fair Pay report.

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