Stepnell senior appointments support business growth in East Midlands

Construction specialist Stepnell has made three key senior appointments to support the firm’s expanding East Midlands operations, based in Beeston, Nottingham.

Gemma Meekings joins the £146 million turnover firm, which operates across Central and Southern England, from integrated building solutions company J Tomlinson where she was marketing manager. She will be responsible for helping drive Stepnell’s ambitious regional growth programme through strategic and tactical marketing communications. Gemma, who holds a first-class honours degree in Visual Communications, joins Stepnell with over 10 years’ marketing experience in the construction sector.

Darren Wallace has been appointed senior design manager with responsibility for Stepnell’s design-and-build projects across the East Midlands working from the Beeston office.  Darren, who was previously design director for design, development and construction business, Simons Group, joins Stepnell with over 16 years of professional industry experience. He holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Architectural Technology.

Rob Dyson also joins Stepnell in the East Midlands as project manager from Kent-based building contractors R Durtnell and Sons where he held a similar role. Rob, who started his construction career as a carpenter/joiner, brings 15 years of expertise and hands-on experience to his new position. He will be initially responsible for managing Stepnell’s delivery of a multi-million pound design-and-build scheme which will create 91 ultra-modern student apartments at De Montfort Mews in the centre of Leicester.

Tom Sewell, Stepnell’s regional director, says: “I am delighted to welcome Gemma, Darren and Rob who bring a wealth of experience, specialist skills and expertise to the business. I am confident that they will add substantial value to our East Midlands operations and play an important role in helping us drive long-term growth by delighting our customers and being a great and inspiring company to work for.”

Image:  Three new management appointments at Stepnell’s Nottingham office (left to right): Rob Dyson, project manager; Darren Wallace, senior design manager and Gemma Meekings, marketing manager.