Stepnell named a Top 10 Construction Company to work for in UK
Construction specialist Stepnell, which has offices in Rugby, Nottingham, West Midlands, Wantage, Bristol, Southampton and Poole, has been voted one the UK’s top 10 best companies to work for at the Construction Week – Construction Enquirer Awards (8-12 October).
Stepnell was nominated by industry peers for a Best Main Contractor to Work for Award in the £50m-£250m and a Best Main Contractor to Work With Award for under £250m business turnover categories.
“As part of our commitment to looking after our employees, Stepnell runs a range of development programmes to help people across the business move forward in their careers, and we routinely run ‘listening groups’ to gain feedback and find out what they would like to see improved,” says Tom Wakeford, Stepnell joint managing director. “One of the key themes we’ve been hearing from our employees is that they like working for Stepnell because they feel like we’re still a family-run business with a family atmosphere; where everyone feels part of the team, listened to, consulted and empowered to make decisions and changes.”
The family-owned firm recently invested in Average2Awesome (A2A), a life-changing, professionally coached health, fitness and well-being programme for its employees. A2A, which builds on the concept that a healthy workforce is a happy and productive workforce, challenged staff to take part in a 12-week calorie-restricted diet and exercise programme, incorporating a weekly 10,000-step challenge, to help them get fit and healthy. The scheme has helped change attitudes towards exercise with many Stepnell staff now going out for pre-work runs and lunchtime walks.
“We’re delighted to be seen in our industry as a top 10 construction employer,” says Tom Wakeford. “Our people are at the centre of every company decision we make and it’s great to see that this has been recognised.”
In Rugby, Stepnell is currently working on a £5.4 million local scheme to build a three-storey boarding house with high-end ensuite study bedrooms for 60 students, communal rooms and accommodation for the housemaster, assistant housemaster and matron for Rugby School’s Collingwood Centre site.
Images: Artist’s impression showing the exterior of the new boarding house. Images courtesy of GSSArchitecture.