Construction and Engineering
Company Overview of Wates Group Limited
Wates Group Limited provides construction services to public and private sector clients in the United Kingdom and internationally. It designs, develops, builds, refurbishes, and maintains education, retail, public sector, affordable housing, residential, and industrial and commercial projects. The company also offers property, engineering, residential property development, and property rental services. Wates Group Limited was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Leatherhead, the United Kingdom.
Leatherhead, KT22 7SW
Founded in 1897
Key Executives for Wates Group Limited
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Chairman and Member of Remuneration Committee
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Chief Operating Officer, Group Managing Director of Construction Group and Director
Managing Director of Wates Smartspace
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
Wates Group Limited Key Developments
Wates Announces Management Changes
Jan 11 16
A former Crossrail and Laing O'Rourke finance director has been named Wates' new chief financial officer. David Allen takes up the role of chief financial officer and company secretary at Wates, and will succeed Huw Davies who has retired after ten years with the contractor. Allen joins the firm with immediate effect from Crossrail, where he had been finance director since March 2009.
Wates Group Announces Management Changes
Jun 24 15
Wates Group announced that it has appointed David Allen, Crossrail's Finance Director, as Chief Financial Officer and company Secretary with effect from January 4, 2016. Joining the company Board, Allen will succeed current CFO and Company Secretary, Huw Davies, following his decade-long tenure in the position. Under Davies' stewardship, the financial performance of the company has remained robust throughout some of the most challenging economic conditions the construction industry has experienced. Davies will leave the company at the end of March 2016. David Allen is currently Crossrail's Finance Director. He joined Crossrail in March 2009 from Laing O'Rourke, where he was Finance Director for their European Construction business. With over twenty years' experience in finance, Allen, who is a Chartered Accountant, joins the company's Board as the Group continues to roll out an ambitious growth plan to increase turnover two-fold to GBP 2 billion.
Wates Group Limited Appoints James Wates as Non-Executive to Argent
May 14 15
Wates Group Limited announced that James Wates CBE has been appointed as a Non-Executive to Argent, adding to the Wates Group Chairman's roster of professional responsibilities. With effect from May 1, 2015, Mr. Wates will contribute to Argent's strategic growth and performance as a London, Birmingham and Manchester-based property developer. His current credits also include positions as Chairman of leading industry bodies, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) Trust, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the UK Contractors Group. He is also Chairman of the Prince's Trust Built Environment Leadership Group. With over 30 years in the construction industry, Mr. Wates joined the Wates Board in 1997, becoming the Group Chairman in 2013.
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