Stepnell announces new company director to join board  

Tom Sewell, director at Stepnell. Picture copyright Beth Walsh Photography.

Complete construction partner Stepnell has announced the promotion of longstanding employee Tom Sewell as the company’s newest director.

This senior appointment will see Tom join Stepnell’s board of directors, following close to a decade of service at the company – joining as operations and commercial manager, before progressing to regional director for the East Midlands.

As a regional director, Tom successfully supported the growth of Stepnell’s East Midlands office from 2014, leading the business unit from strength to strength over the years – from developing a strong team culture to securing a plethora of business development opportunities.

Tom has supported many regional successes for Stepnell, including this year’s completion of a sports centre for Martin High School in the village of Anstey – which adds to the 32 Leicester schemes for Stepnell achieved over the course of the past 8 years. Most recently, Tom has been overseeing the fifth and sixth phases of improvement and expansion works to global HR, payroll and finance software company MHR’s Nottingham headquarters.

In his new role, Tom will be assuming wider business responsibilities while continuing to lead the business in the region. Tom will also oversee the relocation of the Stepnell East Midlands office to a bigger and enhanced office space in the coming month.

Tom said: “It has been incredibly fulfilling to grow Stepnell’s presence and project successes in the East Midlands. The growth witnessed has delivered great projects for our customers which we continue to measure through our Net Promotor Score, which is now 51 and continues to flourish. I thank the whole of the East Midlands team and every member of the region who has played their part.

“As a newly appointed director, I now look forward to joining the board to contribute to the leadership of the business as Stepnell anticipates further growth, and to develop our teams, our culture and the service we provide to our clients accordingly.”

Tom Wakeford, managing director at Stepnell said: “For close to a decade, Tom has made an incredible contribution that has really helped both the region and the business embed the right culture and values, through a strong focus on developing teams and team behaviour. Not only this, Tom was a big part of our recent success in securing a place on the SCAPE Regional Construction Framework.

“Thanks to Tom’s many achievements and team-focused ethos, the board sees this promotion as a continuation of the business’ focus on the right culture, and we’re delighted to be working with Tom in this new director role.”