The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately-owned, construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ 4,000 people, working with a wide range of clients from across both public and private sector. Wates is committed to the long-term future of the built environment. Our vision is to be the most trusted partner in the industry, leaving a positive legacy for the communities in which we work and live. In 2016 Wates was awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development, for the second time.