The Copper Wire – June 2017

Welcome to June’s Copper Wire – our monthly newsletter. In this month’s edition, find out about our CIPR Award, our latest project successes and our contributions to the debate about communications for infrastructure. Click here to read. To get The Copper Wire delivered straight to your inbox sign up on the footer of our website (below). […]

Here to stay: Public events in the digital age

In a month when Copper is managing public events for no fewer than four major projects, we look at why the humble exhibition is still such a mainstay of good community engagement. As society gets increasingly digitally connected, we’re always reading how traditional forms of communication are being superseded by smarter, more data-driven alternatives. Whether […]

Put community at heart of corridor collaboration, says Copper

Last month, Copper submitted its response to the National Infrastructure Commission’s discussion paper on strategic planning in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford Corridor. Ever since its creation in October 2015, Copper has been a strong advocate for the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). Like the NIC, we recognise the importance of coordinating the delivery of infrastructure to ensure […]

Copper helps secure go-ahead for visionary housing scheme

Plans to transform a former bus depot near Nottingham into a lively community of 250 carefully designed and characterful (including affordable) homes have been approved by Broxtowe Borough Council – thanks, in part, to a little Copper engagement magic. Copper was appointed by Farland Developments and Bartons Plc in 2015 to carry out communications, consultation […]

Copper wins inaugural CIPR infrastructure award

Our ‘Beauty is in the eye of the gasholder’ campaign has won the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ inaugural Excellence Award for best Construction, Property or Infrastructure Campaign. Copper’s campaign, centred around the dismantling of a gasholder in the centre of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, tapped into the local community’s emotional connection to the site […]

Building Britain: Brexit, skills and story-telling

This month, Copper attended the Building Britain event, hosted by EY. To the backdrop of Tower Bridge and the City of London, the evening’s discussions, focusing on infrastructure delivery in the UK, bore three main themes. The major theme, unsurprisingly, was Brexit. The debate centred around whether Britain leaving the EU provided an opportunity to […]

Infrastructure: What the manifestos say

It’s shaping up to be a gripping General Election, with some interesting blurring of traditional party lines as politicians try to capture voter sentiment. We took a look at the two main parties’ manifestos to see what might be in store for infrastructure and development. Governing parties have a habit of borrowing popular policies from […]

The Copper Wire – May 2017

Welcome to May’s Copper Wire – our monthly newsletter. In this month’s edition, find out about how we helped Bristol Airport celebrate its 60th birthday, our role in UCL’s research into nationally significant renewable energy infrastructure and much more… Click here to read. To get The Copper Wire delivered straight to your inbox sign up on […]

A couple of weeks ago, we attended an event at the Houses of Parliament to launch a white paper titled Cities and Infrastructure: ensuring infrastructure continues to drive the UK economy. It took place just as parliament was closing down ahead of the upcoming General Election, timing which, given the nature of the report, could […]

Infrastructure research team seeks Copper insight

Copper’s growing reputation for evidence-led insight into public attitudes to infrastructure is being increasingly recognised throughout the sector. We were recently approached to participate in UCL’s research into decision-making on nationally significant renewable energy infrastructure in England and Wales, in particular how the concerns and aspirations of the public are handled. The research, led by […]