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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Expanding our social enterprise programme to boost local communities with Impact Hub London

Eight social enterprises (SEs) have won a spot on our unique business support programme with Impact Hub London, which gives them an opportunity to expand nationally and secure larger contracts.

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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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Our new charity partnership will result in nearly 400 people being trained in suicide prevention

Our people have voted for a new company charity partner for the next three years:  PAPYRUS, the national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people. The charity specifically works with people aged 35 and under, as suicide is the biggest killer of people in this age group in the UK.

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ASSETS: Assisting Social Enterprises to Succeed

ASSETS is a six-month business support programme for social enterprises in the construction industry supply chain which are aiming to scale their operations and secure larger contracts.

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Our response to the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

In response to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal, launched today, Wates has donated £10k to support those who have been impacted by this tragic event.

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Volunteers create first Miyawaki Forest in Brent

Volunteers across Brent have teamed up to launch Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Forest, becoming the borough’s first ever Miyawaki Forest of 650 trees at the heart of King Edwards VII Park.

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Wates Virtual Insight Day

Join us for our third Virtual Insight Day on 29 November 2022 to find out more about careers in the construction industry.

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Wates launches green tech education programme

Wates Group today launches an innovative new education programme to give young people in Cardiff and London hands on experience of how green technology at home can support the transition to net zero, in the context of a growing energy crisis.

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New Forging Futures Campus opens to offer young people employment and skills training

CEG has opened a new Forging Futures Campus at cementing its commitment to delivering skills, training and education projects in Leeds.

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Giving back to the community

We collaborate with local authorities and housing associations to create improved housing solutions. Our shared vision centres on providing everyone with a high-quality place to call home.

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Integrating Social Value in the Supply Chain

Michelle McSorley, our Social Value Director, discusses how Wates Residential integrates social value in its supply chain.

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Attracting talent with a new work experience model

Danielle Buckley and Sophie Paterson, from Wates’ Social Value team, write in Construction Management about the shortcomings of many work experience placements and how Wates has adopted a new model in the London Borough of Wandsworth called The Beacon Programme.

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Skate park workshop inspires next generation of urban designers

Over 20 young people in Wandsworth have used their Easter holiday to learn how to design and model their dream skatepark at a workshop hosted by Wates Residential and Betongpark on 6th April.

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Wates secures £90M sustainability-linked loan to further ESG ambitions

Wates has secured a £90m sustainability-linked loan (SLL) from a three-bank syndicate led by Lloyds Bank.

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New shelter and social space for Melville Road Allotment

Melville Road Allotment in Rainham is getting a total upgrade of its outdoor shelter, thanks to a project being delivered by Havering Council and Wates Residential as part of its joint venture partnership to regenerate 12 council estates across the borough.

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Wates help create education and development legacy for community in Chichester

A learning space at a new community hub, created from a disused chapel in Chichester has been named in honour of the Wates family following a £6,000 donation from Wates Living Space.

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