“I’m pleased to announce that Wates Construction has joined Sutton Coldfield RFC as a brand new Sponsor. Sharing similar values of our Club and the great game of Rugby, by showing respect for people and the community, we are delighted that Wates a family owned business are joining the family here at Sutton Coldfield RFC. We are looking forward to growing the Partnership over the coming months and years as we welcome James and the team on board. “It’s good to be green”
Jim Haywood – Chairman
“A big welcome to Wates Construction the latest member of our club. Great to have you with us.
An exciting start to the new season has commenced as we continue to develop our relationships and partner with local businesses and community associations. We look forward to meeting both new and existing Sponsors on matchday and welcoming new members.”
John Carlin, Business Unit Director, Wates Construction Midlands, commented: “Ourselves and Sutton Coldfield RFC share a joint commitment to supporting the communities in which we work, and we’re very pleased to be supporting the Club by becoming a sponsor. I’d like to wish the team good luck for the remainder of the season, and I hope some of our project team at the Left Bank development in the city centre can get down to a match or two to cheer them on.”
The Wates Group, established 120 years ago, is one of the leading privately owned construction, development and property services businesses in the UK. It employs approximately 4,000 people and generated turnover of £1.53bn in 2016. Wates was named Construction News’ Contractor of the Year 2017, Building Magazine’s Major Contractor of the Year in 2016 and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development for the second time. Wates was the first large contractor ever to be awarded Business in the Community's Community Mark and in 2013 was awarded the inaugural National Business Award for Corporate Citizenship in recognition of its leadership and excellence in community investment. In 2017 Wates was named Organisation of the Year at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards.
Wates Construction has a long track record of providing more for less to its clients across both the public and private sectors. Working on projects across a variety of different areas, including education, commercial, heritage, local authority frameworks and mixed-use, Wates Construction specialises in maximising value by finding the most intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings.
With regional offices located in Birmingham and Derby, Wates is ideally positioned to capably deliver works across the Midlands. Working across the region for over 60 years has enabled us to develop a trusted, local supply chain that work with us to deliver projects to the highest quality. It also means we are able to ensure that local projects have a direct benefit to the local economy, in terms of business sustainability and job creation.