New Integrated Wates Business to Drive Offsite Manufacturing

13th July, 2021

Wates Construction Group has appointed a new Strategy and Integration Director for its recently formed Group of businesses Wates Integrated Construction Services (WICS). This sees the engineering and specialist businesses including SES Engineering Services, Wates Building Services and Prism offsite manufacturing coming together under the WICS group.

Inna Lim (pictured) joins from Skanska UK, where she was Head of Strategic Markets, and will work closely with Wates’ Rob Clifford, who was announced last year as the Managing Director for the newly established WICS. She will be based at the firm’s London office and her role will be fundamental in helping to establish and bring to market a brand new integrated offer from Wates which will champion emerging technologies, innovation and offsite construction.

“What a great time to be not only joining Wates, but specifically Wates Integrated Construction Services, in such a unique period of change for our industry and economy,” said Inna. “Having spent the last 10 years in this industry, I believe we are about to enter into a period where our sector will experience the fastest technological progress to date. I am extremely pleased to see that WICS has already achieved such a solid foundation ready to build on. With enthusiastic support from a great team and ambitious drive from all who have been involved in its creation so far, I believe WICS has all the necessary attributes to become a market-leading construction solutions provider in the UK. I am really excited and privileged to play my role in helping it happen.”

Rob Clifford, Managing Director for WICS, said that Inna’s appointment marked an important milestone in the development of the WICS offer: “We believe that Inna, with her proven track record, will be a superb addition to the WICS team. Her extensive experience in leadership, business strategy and planning make her ideal for this important role which will prove crucial in how WICS evolves and supports our customers in the future. At Wates we are committed to continuously evolving our business and offering. The newly formed WICS will be a catalyst for enhancing and connecting up our capability, enabling us to become more sustainable, more profitable and more progressive as we modernise our group and make it fit for the future.”

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