Framework Partner, Wates Group, have been shortlisted in the ‘Buy Social’ – Market Builder category at the Social Enterprise UK Awards. This award recognises businesses which are transforming society, through creating more opportunities to buy from social enterprises.
Wates are driven by their purpose of working together to inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.
Wates achievements over the last year include:
– Over 2,000 people supported by pre employment programmes
– £7.6m spent with social enterprises in 2020
– 9k young people engaged with in 2020
“I am delighted that Wates has been shortlisted as a Social Enterprise Market Builder. I have seen first hand the life changing work that our SE supply chain deliver alongside their operational commitments. I am so proud that Wates steadfastly champion these organisations so they can continue delivering incredible social value.” Su Pickerill, Group Community Investment Manager
Find out more about Wates social value strategy HERE.