We Are Recruiting

Wingate Are Hiring
Wingate Are Hiring

Are you looking to join an experienced and dynamic team? Due to our ongoing success, we are currently recruiting candidates for the following positions:

  • Quantity Surveyor – Basingstoke & Feltham
  • Commercial Manager – Basingstoke & Feltham
  • Estimator – Basingstoke
  • Contracts Engineer – Heathrow
  • Contracts Engineer – Glasgow

Please visit our Career Opportunities page for further details.

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024

Wingate are proud to be celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024.

We currently have 68 apprentices under training and look forward to the new intake this year. Since our inception in 1973, we have trained over 400 apprentices with many now employed in senior roles within our business.

We are dedicated to nurturing new apprentices to ensure the future of our industry. We look forward to watching our current hardworking, talented and ambitious team enjoy long, happy and successful careers.

Celebrating 50 Years of Wingate Electrical Plc

Wingate Electrical Plc are proud to be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2023. Since 1973, when Ray and Teresa Frewin started the business from their home in Basingstoke, we have grown to an estimated turnover in excess of £56M this financial year. This reinforces our position as the largest provider of Construction Site Services in the UK and Europe, having completed over 20,000 projects since 1973.

Our Building Services Division has also established itself as one of the largest electrical installers of solar farms in the UK.

Wingate Electrical Plc founder, Ray Frewin (centre), pictured with Managing Director, Paul Frewin (right), and Contracts Manager (Europe), Oli Frewin (left).

We have implemented an extensive training regime, employing over 400 apprentices during this time, who are now qualified tradespersons. We continue to work with the next generation to ensure the future of the industry.

We are also proud to have significantly supported many charitable organisations both nationwide and locally, including but not limited to, the fantastic Naomi House and Jacksplace, and the Lighthouse Charity.

Our growth and success would not be possible without the dedication, enthusiasm, expertise and hard work of all of our employees past and present. We appreciate the ongoing support of our supply chain, who have served us fantastically over the years, and all of our clients who continue to entrust the temporary services packages on their projects with us.

We thank you all.

We recently had a day out at Newbury Race Course which was an opportunity for everyone to celebrate our incredible milestone and continued success. It was an absolute pleasure to host our retired chairman, Ray Frewin, without whom there would be no Wingate Electrical Plc.

Wingate Charity Golf Day 2023

We would like to thank all the members of our supply chain who attended our Charity Golf Day last week at Sandford Springs.  This is a very important day to us as we continue to raise much needed funds for the fantastic Naomi House & Jacksplace who provide hospice care for life threatened children and young adults from all of central southern England.

With your participation and support we have raised another £8,300 which takes the total for our recent golf days to over £57,000

Congratulations to the John F Hunt Power Team consisting of Rocky Sivell, Stuart Davies, Darren Borg and Tony Taylor on their comfortable Victory.

We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Naomi House Jacksplace

Abird Power Solutions, AJG, Aggreko, Anixter, AT&T GB Ltd, Batt Cables, Blakley Electrics, Cleveland Cable Company Ltd, Critical Power Solutions, Edmondson Electrical, Jocawa, John F Hunt Power, KEW Electrical, KES, Project Power, Ramtech, Rexel, Rullion Build Ltd, Star Platforms & Wolseley

New Operational Office in The East of England

Due to our continued growth and recent success within the Region we have opened a new branch in the East of England.

Conveniently located on the boundary of Stansted Airport it is ideally situated to service our existing projects within Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedforshire, Cambridge, Norfolk and Suffolk.

If you have any requirements for temporary construction services within these areas please don’t hesitate to contact Joe Butler (Joe.butler@www.wingate.co.uk) or Tony Giudice (tony.giudice@www.wingate.co.uk)

 

James Higgins Awards 2022

We are pleased to announce the Winner of our Annual James Higgins Health and Safety Awards for 2022. Named in memory of the late and much-loved Jim Higgins who was our Health and Safety Manager for many years the awards mean a great deal to our business and the nominations are carefully reviewed to reach the award winners.

We would also like to congratulate all of the nominees for their valuable contribution to maintaining the high standards associated with our operations.

Individual Award £500   Darren Sandy Has been a constant inspiration to those around him whilst running major projects with a focused approach to Health, Safety and Wellbeing of our team and those working alongside him.

 

Apprentice Award £250   Freddie Roberts for his attitude to Health and Safety over the last 6 months working on the Drylining Factory Avon-Mouth there is a significant amount of working at height involved. His maturity and ability to understand and contribute to the daily briefings has been noted by the site team.

Team Award £500              HS2 Euston Station The team has worked tirelessly to contribute to and improve the Health and Safety culture on the projects which has the added challenge of interfacing with the public at many workfaces. A special mention going to Ryan Cresswell for his continued efforts.

Special Award £250              Jonathan Coates for saving a lady’s life (her words) when she started to choke whilst returning to her office on the HS2 Project Acton. Jay used his first aid training and should be commended for his actions

Other Nominees of note were Matt Wetheridge, William Noble, Najeem Adediran and Kieran Ives. Not to mention the two teams from Manchester Darrell Wood & Matt Brown and Richard Fowles and Joe McCole.

Filip Rojek was also nominated for the Apprentice Award and was unlucky not to win it this year.

We continue to recognise our workforce for great ESH achievement and attitude. We look forward to watching them achieve great things in 2023.

Birmingham Office Movember Fundraising 2022

Movember is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, all to raise awareness and funds for mens health.

Congratulations to our Birmingham office who raised over £1,300 for Prostate Cancer UK, an extremely important charity.

It was a great effort despite some very poor moustaches! Well done guys.

Wingate are pleased to match the donations raised by our Birmingham Office for the Movember challenge.

London Office Looking to the Future

Our Regional Director Darren Borg  from Wingate London today welcomed the 2022 London apprentices to the company.

They received their new tool kits today which were kindly donated by Jamie Ribbons Regional Director from AT&T.

We look forward to watching them achieve their goals and wish them a safe and happy future with us.

Quick Thinking and Knowledge Saves a Life

We are extremely proud that the immediate response from our Plumber  Jonathon Coates working on the SCS HS2 Project has been heralded as ‘life saving’ after he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a colleague who was choking.

This has earned him a Health and Safety Award and high praise from Elwira who said “I was eating an apple and it got stuck in my throat and was not coming out, I needed help if it had not been for Jonathan it could have ended really badly for me, he did not hesitate to come forward and I owe him everything”

Congratulations on your quick thinking Jonathan.

Dial Wood Charity Support Work

Our team at Wingate in Leeds have supported Willmott Dixon at a local charity site.

A new external bib tap was installed to assist the charity with providing water for the horses they look after.

 

Willmott Dixon’s feedback:

“I would like to thank you again for your kind donation of labour and materials for Dial Wood on Friday 23rd September. When your guys (Paul and Archie) left, I stayed with Audrey for a short while and she was very emotional and grateful for the support. They have been there 24 years and been struggling ever since.

You have changed how this centre operates on a daily basis now by something we probably all take for granted these days and having this tap much closer to where it needs to be benefits the ponies as much as it does Audrey’s back!”

 

Thanks to our lads, Paul Godfrey and Archie Bonass who completed the project.