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What we do

Delivering the new standard for tomorrow’s business We are a family run firm with an established heritage in Stafford.  Starting in 1977, Derrick Gates set out to supply and install window films for glass. In 1981 we added our unique ‘Envarret Air Barrier’ factory partitioning system (now Flexiwall) to our range.  Gerrard joined his father in 1987 along with his brother John in 1988.  Edward joined us in 1992.  In 2005 we added Hoardfast to our range, distrupting the hoarding industry with a revolutionary plastic system.  Since the 2009 global recession we’ve experienced exceptional growth, thanks to the enthusiasm, dedication (and patience!) of the Westgate team.  In 2014 we joined forces with Lockmetal and we have set ourselves some impressive sales targets to achieve over the next few years. To keep abreast of this growth we need energetic, enthusiastic team players, such as yourself, to help us move the business forward to the next stage.  Therefore, we need you to “hit the ground running”, really get involved, share your expertise and be part of our success.  Our focus is on high quality, high value work that makes a difference to our customers. We’re always looking for new creative ideas to make our customers’ lives easier.  We strive to provide a stimulating environment in which your work will be enjoyable, challenging and often ground-breaking.

Stafford Office
Main Office
Kitchen
Kitchen
Conference Room
Conference Room
Kitchen
Kitchen
Main Office

What to expect working with us

We want to make working at Westgate the best job you’ll ever have – that might sound ambitious but that’s the goal!

Our core values are central to our culture and how we work, providing an environment that will allow you to flourish. Our five values are important to us, not just because they got us where we are today but because they underpin everything we do, from recruitment, career development, recognition through to the delivery of our products and services. They’re designed to be practical and achievable and lived by every day. Here’s our definition and what they mean to us:

Loyal - Passionately dedicated to our customers, suppliers and each other
Loyal - Passionately dedicated to our customers, suppliers and each other
Progressive - Developing solutions for the future
Progressive - Developing solutions for the future
Collaborative - Working together, we draw on each other's ideas to multiply our contribution for greater success
Collaborative - Working together, we draw on each other's ideas to multiply our contribution for greater success
Flexible - We adapt when needed
Flexible - We adapt when needed
Trustworthy - We take ownership and are clear, accurate and straightforward to work with
Trustworthy - We take ownership and are clear, accurate and straightforward to work with

What to expect working at Westgate You are given the freedom and opportunity to progress and develop your own skills at a pace suited to yourself. You have plenty of training and back up to fulfil your job role – we offer career opportunities that will excite and challenge you more than you ever imagined. We want you to develop your career in a way that suits you, so you can make the best of your skills and thrive from day one. The Partners and Managers have an open door policy where you can discuss issues and challenges at any time, and support is given very readily. We’re focused on continuous improvement, we embrace change as inevitable and we work together to achieve shared goals. We believe in working as a team. We want people who join us to have result orientated behaviors, share their experience and take an active part in our success. In return we can offer help to achieve your career goals by providing:

  • Regular one to ones with the Partners – to discuss your role and how you are getting on
  • Flexible job opportunities – we encourage you to experiment, learn and develop
  • Weekly training events – Online coaching and “buzz” sessions designed to keep you up to date with new business techniques, team projects, processes and any company changes
  • Opportunities to take part in training sessions designed to develop you in your role

Diversity and inclusion We value the positive influence a diverse and inclusive culture can have on a workplace, whether that be; gender, age, ethnicity, religion, disability, education or sexual orientation. Wellbeing We work hard but we want you to enjoy being here and to thrive outside of work too.  We focus on appreciation, recognition, wellness and philanthropy. Benefits You can expect a highly competitive basic salary, Group personal pension, free lunches, free hot and cold drinks and free car parking at out head office site. Social responsibility Social responsibility has always been at the heart of our business.  We are dedicated to giving back to society and are proud of the fact that our people are extremely passionate about raising money for charity.

Our 'Why' - Why are we in business?

“To make a profit in order to support our staff lifestyle, welfare, and community needs”

Our recruitment process

The way we recruit our team is designed to allow you to be yourself.  We want to know more about your talents, what expertise you can share with us and everything that makes you unique.

From apprentices, to managers through to senior leaders, we’re here to find the very best talent for our team.  We want to get to know the real you and in return we’ll be honest about who we are too.  Understanding our culture, as well as the detail of the role you’re interested in, makes it even easier to know if Westgate is the right move for you.  If you meet our selection criteria we’ll invite you to an initial interview, show you round our premises and products and answer any questions you might have.  After that there may be some tests involved, a second interview with the Partners or a short session shadowing the team you have applied to work with.  It’s all designed to give you a better insight into our company and the values and culture we work by.

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