Wates is one of the UK’s largest family-owned construction services and development companies. Impact were approached by Wates to design a leadership development programme for middle managers and future leaders of the Group.


Impact were asked to help balance technical training with the introduction of key leadership competencies previously agreed by the Wates board.


Working in close partnership with Wates, Impact designed a two-part solution comprising a five-day residential programme in the English Lake District and a one-day “Moving Forward” module delivered 6-8 months later.

Throughout the programmes, awareness and skills are developed through the use of peer and tutor feedback and personal and group reflection.


“Our Developing Leadership Skills programmes have been extremely successful, combining leadership activities and peer feedback with business-specific projects requiring inspirational leadership in the workplace.” - Anthony Surley, Training and Development Manager