About Us

At Stepnell we ensure that our clients realise their visions. Whatever their challenges, our depth of expertise and holistic approach gives our clients the confidence that every aspect of their project will be efficiently executed, to the highest standards, in a refreshingly collaborative manner

Stepnell is a complete construction partner with proven end-to-end project lifecycle expertise. We serve a broad spectrum of private and public sector clients, ensuring they realise their vision by providing a more holistic approach to project design, build, management and delivery. We are an established, mature business with the resources and infrastructure to deliver larger, more challenging projects with a value up to £30 million.

We’re ambitious, and continue to grow our business; but despite our stature, we remain a family business at heart. We combine the focus and accessibility of a regional contractor, with a depth of technical competency, professional capability and national reach usually reserved only for larger organisations.

With over 150 years’ heritage in the industry, and an experienced, commercially responsible management team setting direction, Stepnell is a well-capitalised and financially resilient business. With over £58 million in net assets we are stable and secure – a low risk for any prospective client.


What makes Stepnell different?

We aim to be the leading regional contractor in the UK, with the highest standards of customer service. To achieve this goal we’ve had to think differently about our role as building contractors and establish ourselves as a strategic partner in the construction process.

A More Complete Partner

We’re more than just a contractor. Stepnell is a strategic construction partner with proven end-to-end project lifecycle expertise. We work with our clients to add unexpected value, anticipating risks and identifying new opportunities, helping them maximise the whole life value of their investment.

Predictive Planning

We recognise that projects often fail before they begin. Our rigorous planning process ensures foresight – watertight estimates and programme accuracy, giving our clients the confidence of utterly predictable, on time, on budget delivery, as specified.

Catalyst for Collaboration

Our breadth of skills makes us better team players. Because we’re often responsible for a wide range of services, we understand the contribution and requirements of all project partners and work more effectively with them as a result.

Expertise at Every Level

We recognise the value of specialist expertise at every level of our business, from board room to site management, to supply chain. We nurture talent and emphasise consistency so our clients benefit from proven experience.

Best of Both Worlds

We combine the focus and accessibility of an experienced mid-market contractor with a depth of skill sets, professional approach and geographic reach usually reserved only for larger national organisations.

Sector Specialists

We have a deep understanding of the unique drivers and challenges at work in our clients’ sectors. Our project teams are led by specialists better able to tailor requirements, resolve issues, optimise quality and maximise value.


Our Team

Our Leadership Team

Leading with the utmost integrity and ensuring the company’s compliance in all areas of the business are of paramount importance at Stepnell. Our experienced Board of Directors provide ongoing direction and control to ensure that we add value and act in best interests of our stakeholders at all times.

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Our Regional Leaders

We operate a three region model; East Midlands (Nottingham), Midlands (Rugby) and Southern (Wantage, Poole and Southampton), which enables us to offer an integrated service that operates close to the local markets and our clients. Our regional teams are each led by Regional Directors who bring a wealth of experience to the day-to-day management of our operations, and are focused on delivering the highest standards of service to our clients, providing accurate and honest project delivery, utilising high levels of technical skills.

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Diversity & Inclusion

At Stepnell we actively promote equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination. We make every effort to ensure that a working environment exists where all employees are treated with courtesy, dignity and respect, irrespective of gender, race, colour, belief or sexual orientation.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunities to ensure that our workplaces are free from unlawful or unfair discrimination.

Gender Pay Gap

From April 2017, all UK organisations which employ over 250 employees are required to report annually on their gender pay gap. Our latest annual Gender Pay Gap Report can be viewed here:

Why work with Stepnell?


“The words that come to mind to describe their approach include teamwork, problem-solving, good communication, focused on the client’s needs, good sense of humour, efficient, cost conscious, hard working, unfailingly helpful, calm, collaborative, etc. I could go on for several more lines, but I’m sure you have got the drift – they have done a fantastic job for us and we are very grateful.”

John Cooper, Chairman of Project Board
National Memorial Arboretum



“On behalf of the College I would like to thank you and your team for successfully constructing the new Motor Vehicle Engineering building. The programme of works was challenging with a 6 month period on site. Stepnell’s site team were very proactive and provided excellent customer service from award through the practical completion. In addition, Stepnell’s after care service was excellent.”

Jim Bowditch, Director of Estates
Leicester College



“Stepnell have an eye for detail and finish which has given Robothoms Architects the confidence that our vision will be correctly interpreted on site. Stepnell have demonstrated the ablity to work alongside the Design Team and Client, offering practical solutions to difficult challenges. Robothoms would have no hesitation in recommending Stepnell as we look forward to working with them in the future.”

Chris Ballantine, Associate Director
Robothoms Architects



“We have had the pleasure of working with Stepnell on several recent projects. We have been impressed by their organisation, open approach, commitment to quality and determination to arrive at the best solution during both the design and construction process. Their refreshingly positive approach has, in our experience, invigorated the design team and resulted in successful project delivery for all. They have become, and remain, one of our most valued partners.”

Darryl Ward, Director
Structis Design Ltd



“Our team enjoy a fabulous working relationship with Stepnell’s team and they are very easy to work with and treat each sub-contractor fairly and with respect and provide a safe environment. As a sub-contractor of Stepnell you can always count on being part of a great team of construction professionals. From enquiry stage to handover, the Stepnell ethos of working together in an open and collaborative way ensures that the client gets what they have asked for.”

Gary Cleaver
Highcross Building Services Ltd



“Stepnell’s design and build capabilities make life easier for us. They help us enormously with budgeting, project planning, feasibility and risk management. We are very confident in their capabilities and value their expertise.”

Scott Davidson, Managing Director



“Stepnell are excellent partners. They are open and transparent and work well with all project participants.”

Majella Lynch, Project Director
IM Properties