Stepnell appoints new Regional Director



Stepnell has appointed Rob Speirs as regional director for expanding Poole office.

Rob, who lives in Wimborne, joins Stepnell from Feltham Construction where he was construction director. Prior to this he was regional construction director for JB Leadbitter & Co.

Rob is responsible for business development, project delivery and customer care in the region where he leads Stepnell’s expanding construction operations in Dorset and the South West. Stepnell employs around 60 people in the region, specialising in construction and engineering projects up to £20m in value.

“Stepnell is entering an exciting new phase of growth in the region and I’m delighted to have the opportunity and challenge of leading the business and a talented construction team at this exciting time in its development,” says Rob.  “I am also looking forward to building on the firm’s strong reputation for delivering high performance buildings and exceptional client service.”

Current construction projects we are working on in the region include a £1.2m building refurbishment programme for the Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital and a £1.7m building extension at Winton Primary School, Bournemouth. The company also recently began work on a £116,000 programme of work at Lighthouse, Poole as part of a multimillion pound refurbishment of the arts venue.

“I am delighted that we have secured someone of Rob’s calibre and experience to take our regional business forward at a time when we are seeing a rise in construction and engineering work in the South West, particularly in the education and health sectors,” says Mark Wakeford, Stepnell’s joint managing director. “Rob has strong expertise in successful, client-focused project delivery and is a valuable addition to our senior management team.”

Rob holds a BSc (Hons) in Construction Management.

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