Wates Group

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The Wates Group has reported its highest ever operating profit of £40 million after a record year for orders. The business secured £2.3 billion of new work during 2021 and ended the year with a record forward order book of £7.1bn, up 7% from its previous record in 2020.

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The Wates Group has expanded its environment team with the appointment of Bekir Andrews as environmental sustainability director to accelerate progress towards its 2025 environmental targets. Mr Bekir joins the family-owned construction, property services and residential development business from Ba

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Wates Group has appointed Esther English as its new corporate development director to lead the group’s strategic planning activities. Reporting to chief executive, David Allen, and supporting the group’s executive committee, Ms English will oversee the work that is underway to

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The Wates Group has announced the appointment of a new senior team focused on expanding the group’s work in healthcare construction. The team will be headed by Simon Kydd, currently head of healthcare at WSP. Simon takes up his new role as head of healthcare from 1 September 2021. He will be j

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Wates Construction has created four new regional businesses to expand its national footprint and support customers in their local markets. The new structure will allow the largest arm of the Wates Group to grow in all the geographies it operates in, serving customers in a wide range of sectors inclu

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The Wates Group ended 2020 with a record forward order book of £6.6 billion, up 13.5% from 2019, after securing £2.4bn of new work last year. In one of the most challenging years in its 124-year history, the family-owned construction, residential development and property servic

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Sir James Wates, chairman of the Wates Group, has today issued an article for the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) which provides some insight into reporting against the Wates Principles for large private companies. The article names a number of companies that have embraced the

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Plans for a brand new Boclair Academy in Bearsden took a significant step forward last month as the partners involved agreed terms for the £40.9 million project.

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Fit-out, refurbishment and property upkeep company Wates Smartspace has today announced the appointment of Sam Hagans as commercial director. The announcement follows the recent promotion of former commercial director Scott Camp to the position of managing director. Sam’s appointment

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