Adrian Barnes has been promoted to the role of director at complete construction partner, Stepnell, following four years as a regional director of the business.
Since joining Stepnell in 2019, Adrian has been the leader of the Midlands region. As a newly appointed director, Adrian will now continue to grow Stepnell in the Midlands. He will also bring to the board sound strategic thinking, creative ideas and good governance around its structure alongside a wider remit.
Adrian, said: “I would like to thank the board of directors for appointing me as a director of Stepnell, and to express how determined I am to take this next step to further push myself and the business to achieve even more success. “I have worked hard to oversee and deliver excellence on a number of successful construction schemes, grow and upskill our team, expand our expertise and look after our clients. This approach has led to us growing our presence and profitability in the Midlands region, and importantly contribute to the shared success of our business, which feeds into our ‘One Stepnell’ culture. I look forward to this next chapter of my career at Stepnell and what the future holds.”
Adrian has been responsible for a wide array of successful projects at Stepnell, with schemes ranging up to £25m in project value, as well as a multiple of sub £1m collaborative schemes for repeat clients. Project highlights include The Vulcan and current works in progress for Market Square on behalf of West Northamptonshire Council. Adrian also led the delivery of The Forge in Nuneaton, and various projects for Northampton General Hospital, Kettering Hospital and Warwick Hospital. High profile education projects include works for Worcester University, and the Rugby School.
Tom Wakeford, managing director of Stepnell, said “I am happy to announce that the board of directors has promoted Adrian Barnes to be a director of Stepnell. From the very beginning, Adrian has been a key part of the business’ leadership and success. Upon joining Stepnell in 2019, Adrian’s leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic ensured that Stepnell was one of the very few contractors who kept all sites operating throughout that challenging period. “I further commend Adrian for how he has built up our Midlands region. We have a strong Stepnell team in the Midlands with a good client base and well delivered projects, as well as a strong business pipeline of future work secured. As a director of the business, Adrian will be instrumental to the continuation of our success and further developing Stepnell’s teamship approach.”