Managing Director - Stepnell
Mark is a graduate of Cambridge University and has worked in the construction industry since 1989.
A Chartered Civil Engineer, Mark brings a technical construction background to the forefront of Stepnell’s projects and a clear understanding of construction risk management. This has underpinned his commitment to the adoption of best practice and modern methods of management in the company which have been major drivers of growth in recent years. A former main board member of the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) and the Contracts Committee, Mark currently sits on the Strategic Forum for Construction and the Construction Leadership Council - the top industry umbrella bodies that advise Government and promotes industry best practice.
Mark believes Stepnell’s growth has come through tackling new markets with a bespoke and very technically competent service. Pioneering construction projects he has led include the award-winning Whitecross High School PFI project, where Stepnell was the smallest corporate body to ever invest and deliver a scheme of this type. Mark has also taken a managing role in the company’s local authority construction frameworks, its major hospital contracts and Stepnell’s on-going building programme of community-based primary care surgeries.
Mark also chairs The Construction Alliance a grouping of major construction trade organisations comprising the National Federation of Builders, The Federation of Master Builders, Scottish Building and The Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association. The Alliance represents over 13,500 individual SMEs, larger contractors and local builders in the UK.
Mark is also a member of the Construction Leadership Council, the body formed to drive the industry targets in “Construction 2025”.