Plant & Fleet Manager Appointment

Category: People

Stepnell invests in plant and machinery expert to grow in-house fleet efficiency

A NEW strategic role created by complete construction partner Stepnell has led to the appointment of Noel Pluck, an experienced plant and fleet manager. The move helps to improve the procurement and management of plant operations and forms part of the firm’s continued commitment to delivering solutions and expertise to customers, and bringing more of its business operations in-house.

Based at Stepnell’s plant and fleet facility at its head office in Rugby, Noel will be working with the business leadership team to create effective strategies for the plant and machinery division. This serves for the betterment of project work, improving efficiency, reliability and passing on cost savings to customers, from all of its offices across England, which in addition to Rugby includes Nottingham, Wantage, Bristol, Southampton and Poole.

Noel brings more than 30 years of experience within the service industry, specialising within the plant and commercial vehicles sector over the past 15 years. Noel will be leading the efficient development, performance and maintenance of Stepnell’s entire plant, equipment, and fleet facilities, reducing reliance on hired-in equipment.

Noel said: “I have a strong background in all things plant and commercial vehicles from planning to performance, so I’m confident in my abilities to make sure that as a business we are utilising our own assets and avoiding unnecessary external plant hire where possible. “As well as leading on training and best practice, I will be digitalising our processes to aid in maximising customer service, performance, value and reliability. What’s more, I’ll be working in collaboration with Step Energy, our embedded energy and renewables company, to reduce emissions across the division.”

Stepnell aims to bolster its own plant and fleet portfolio, achieving the highest standards of proactive maintenance of its plant, ensuring a quality and competitive service for clients. Noel’s appointment coincides with a series of new starters at Stepnell, with the complete construction partner continuing to build from a strong point of growth.

Tom Wakeford, managing director at Stepnell, said: “Building our in-house teams and capabilities is an important part of our business growth strategy, to meet the wide ranging and unique challenges of our customers. We are pleased to announce the steps we are taking through Noel’s appointment as plant and fleet manager. “As part of our One Stepnell approach, our teams across central and southern regions will benefit tremendously from having this on hand expertise. By growing our own internal resources, we can leverage greater understanding of what our people and projects need to succeed in 2024 and beyond.”

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