Wates Construction strengthens senior Midlands team

watesWates Construction has announced the appointment of Richard Scarrott as business unit director for the Midlands.

The new addition – intended to strengthen the senior team in the region – comes as the business prepares to increase its presence in sectors such as commercial, industrial and manufacturing, and education.

Mr. Scarrott has been with Wates Construction since July 2013 as operations director, and will now oversee the current portfolio for the Midlands region. Bringing over 30 years of industry experience to the role, Richard will head-up the East and West Midlands teams following an 18-month drive to enhance operational efficiency across the regional portfolio.

Speaking about his new role, Mr. Scarrott said: “It has been an exceptional year for Wates in the Midlands, which has seen us strengthen our position in our core markets whilst growing into the emerging commercial and industrial sectors as the economic recovery gathers pace. During the past 18 months I have observed the pride with which Wates delivers exceptional projects for its clients and I look forward to taking this further and supporting our growth in the coming years.”

Phil Harrison, managing director for Wates Construction Midlands & North, said: “Having now got under the skin of the business as operations director, Richard has an excellent vantage point from which he can lead our team to build on our successes and develop and secure our long-term growth. Continually improving upon our client offering is at the centre of our growth strategy, however underpinning this we will also build upon our investment in training and Richard will be fundamental in taking this forward and developing our team.”


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