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We believe in delivering the promise. That’s why we are focused on becoming the first UK contractor to deliver for customers on time, on budget, every time.
Wates Group is a family-owned construction services company, whose values, long term vision and financial independence have enabled us to thrive throughout the economic ups and downs of more than a century.
Our distinctive culture celebrates people, partnership and sustainability. We are always exploring new ways for the construction industry to work together on strategic issues such as reducing waste and boosting skills.
Uncompromising focus on customers and total commitment to safe delivery are the hallmarks of our business.
In 2011 Wates has been named Contractor of the Year, Employer of the Year and received the Judges Supreme Award. Wates has also received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, the BiTC Company of the Year Award, Project of the Year for Chelsea Academy at the Building Awards and we achieved Platinum status in the BiTC Corporate Responsibility Index .
In 2010 Wates Group was named Major Contractor of the Year by Building magazine for the second year running and shortlisted again in 2011. The Wates Group was also awarded Sustainable Contractor of the Year and Sustainability Champion of the Year in 2009. Wates previous CEO, Paul Drechsler, was named Chief Executive of the Year 2009 by Building Magazine and Director of the Year 2010 by the Institute of Directors .
For the past 7 years Wates has held an annual Community Day. In 2011 a record breaking 12,800 plus hours were contributed to improve the communities where we work and live. We completed 112 projects with the help of not only our people but our supply chain partners and customers.
We pride ourselves on our ethical behaviour and have set out our values and principles in our Code of Conduct. The UK Bribery Act 2010 requires us to have in place adequate procedures to prevent bribery. Our Chairman and Chief Executive has set out our commitment to this.