The Wates Group, established 120 ago, employs approximately 4,000 people and posted a turnover of £1.27bn in 2015. In 2016, Wates Group was named Building Magazine’s Major Contractor of the Year and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2016 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. Wates is distinguished by its commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the places where it works. It is committed to delivering outstanding projects that are underwritten by adaptability, creativity and sustainability – values which are, in a word, Wates.