Wates names new fit-out chief

Aaron Morby 2 years ago
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Wates Group has appointed a new managing director of its £145m specialist fit-out and refurbishment division, Wates Smartspace.

Scott Camp takes over as MD of Smartspace fit-out and refurbishment business
Scott Camp takes over as MD of Smartspace fit-out and refurbishment business

Scott Camp, currently the division’s commercial director, is promoted to take up the role from the start of September.

He will report to David Morgan, executive managing director, Wates Property Services.

Today’s announcement forms part of a series of changes at the Wates Group, which were launched last month as it restructures its operations to focus on the opportunities that lie ahead in its key markets.

The restructure saw former Smartspace MD, Helen Bunch, take over the leadership of the group’s residential business and saw Smartspace join the Wates Property Services business.

Scott joined Wates in 2002 as a project surveyor, having spent the previous six years at the specialist shop-fitting contractor, Plaza Interiors. Since joining Wates, Scott has held a number of positions within the business. In his most recent role as Smartspace’s Commercial Director, he led a national team of 65 surveyors with great success.

Camp said: “These are challenging times for our industry.

“Smartspace has the flexibility to adapt and respond quickly to changing circumstances, and recent appointments to help Government departments reopen their premises on a COVID-secure basis have demonstrated how our teams can be trusted to work under pressure and in critical environments.”

Last year, Wates Smartspace undertook 600 projects across the UK, including the fit-out of recently- completed new Government hub in Scotland, Queen Elizabeth House, in Edinburgh, for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

Other key clients include all four major UK banks, the BBC, the Ministry of Justice and M&S, for which it has completed 200 food halls and 50 full-line stores.

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