Community and Conservation Week

Community and Conservation Week is an annual event providing opportunities for our people to access paid volunteering leave of up to 16 hours per year to support local projects across the country.

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BLOG: Inside RAF Marham

Our projects give us the opportunity to make a positive impact on the communities in which we work, be it through engagement with local schools or volunteering our time for good causes.

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BLOG: Your skills are most valuable when used as a force for good.

Reshaping Tomorrow Week reminds us how important it is to work together and the amazing things that can be achieved when we do.

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Wates named Organisation of the Year at UK Social Mobility Awards

Wates has been named Organisation of the Year at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards.

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BLOG: Skilled Workers Don’t Grow On Trees

John Dunne is Director of Health, Safety, Environment & Quality for the Wates Group. Here he discusses possible solutions to the construction industry’s skills gap.

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BLOG: Region’s Built Environment must up its game in response to rising ‘senior living’ development

An increase in investment in high-end retirement developments across the south must be met with innovation and adaptability if the senior living sector is to realise its emerging potential.

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New report reveals significant social value benefits of trading with social enterprises

Research reveals money spent by Wates with social enterprises generates 77% more social value compared with commercial businesses

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BLOG: James Wates CBE: Train to win

“The apprenticeship levy is coming, so we might as well make the best of it. And how we do that is by thinking smarter and working together to make the scheme succeed for us.”

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Wates scoops LHC Award for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Wates Living Space has been recognised for its commitment to being a responsible business at the LHC Awards at a ceremony in London

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Su Pickerill

Su is the  Head of Social Value and oversees Social Value at Wates and is responsible for the 2025 ‘Creating Opportunities’ strategy.

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BLOG: Taking social value to the next level

Christian Bailey considers the case for taking social value to the next level and how Wates has explored ways in which to unlock greater local benefit via the NWCH Frameworks.

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