Contractor promotes experienced pro to director

Tom Sewell (Photo: Beth Walsh Photography)

East Midlands-based contractor Stepnell has promoted a longstanding employee to its board in recognition of the “incredible contribution” he has made to the business.

Tom Sewell has spent nearly ten years with the construction firm, initially joining as operations and commercial manager before becoming regional director for the East Midlands.

As regional director Sewell helped to grow the firm’s Nottingham office and has overseen many of the company’s successes, including the completion of a sports centre for Martin High School in Anstey and the expansion of HR, payroll and finance software company MHR’s headquarters.

In his new role as director Sewell will oversee the company’s relocation to larger premises in the region next month.

He said: “It has been incredibly fulfilling to grow Stepnell’s presence and project successes in the East Midlands. The growth witnessed has delivered great projects for our customers which we continue to measure through our Net Promotor Score, which is now 51 and continues to flourish. I thank the whole of the East Midlands team and every member of the region who has played their part.

“As a newly appointed director, I now look forward to joining the board to contribute to the leadership of the business as Stepnell anticipates further growth, and to develop our teams, our culture and the service we provide to our clients accordingly.”

Tom Wakeford, managing director at Stepnell, added: “For close to a decade, Tom has made an incredible contribution that has really helped both the region and the business embed the right culture and values, through a strong focus on developing teams and team behaviour. Not only this, Tom was a big part of our recent success in securing a place on the SCAPE Regional Construction Framework.

“Thanks to Tom’s many achievements and team-focused ethos, the board sees this promotion as a continuation of the business’ focus on the right culture, and we’re delighted to be working with Tom in this new director role.”