Wantage construction firm celebrates 150 years with a big birthday bash

Making the most of the festive season, regional construction firm Stepnell, which has an office in Wantage, has celebrated its 150th business anniversary with a big birthday bash for clients, consultants, suppliers and staff at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum.

More than 80 guests attended the milestone event for the family-owned, £150 million turnover company which operates across Central and Southern England.

“Stepnell is one of an elite group of British building and engineering firms to have withstood the test of time to celebrate 150 years of business and we’re proud of our success,” says Chris Faulkner, regional director for Stepnell. “What we cannot forget is that we are here because of the tremendous support we receive from our clients, as well as the hard work and talent of our staff and supply teams who are committed to delivering an exceptional construction service. It’s through this dedication that we have a legacy of successful projects and our company continues to grow from strength to strength.”

Established in 1867, Stepnell is a family-owned full-service construction business which undertakes all types of building projects, including complex schemes, up to £30 million in value. The firm which has offices in Rugby, Wantage, Kidderminster, Poole and Nottingham, is currently working on a £13.5 million new library and study centre at St John’s College that is part of the University of Oxford.


Image: Tom Wakeford, Stepnell joint managing director and Colin Chiles, Stepnell operations manager celebrate Stepnell’s 150th business anniversary in style at the University of Oxford’s Ashmolean museum of art and archaeology.