The Copper Wire – September 2017

Welcome to September’s edition of our monthly newsletter the Copper Wire. This month, we report on our latest project wins, planning submissions and lots more. Click here to read. To get the Copper Wire delivered straight to your inbox, please sign up on the footer of our website (below).

Copper has been appointed to provide strategic communications and engagement support to Highways England and its project team as it works to find a solution for upgrading a three-mile section of the A417 in Gloucestershire. Known as the ‘Missing Link’, this stretch of road is the only single carriageway part of the route and is […]

Copper grows team with two new recruits

Pippa Carson and Oliver Lambert have joined the Copper team as a senior account executive and intern, respectively. Based in our Bristol office, both join at an exciting time for Copper with a host of new projects and a new office in Birmingham. With a decade of copywriting experience, Pippa is adept at distilling complex, […]

Steve Norris addresses Bircham Dyson Bell business breakfast

Earlier this month, we attended Bircham Dyson Bell’s business breakfast with guest speaker, Steve Norris, Council Chairman of the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA) – an event which covered a host of issues relating to infrastructure from, Brexit through to the North/South divide. Among the biggest concern linked to investment in infrastructure was Brexit. While […]

Government launches 2017/18 Communications Plan

Last month, we attended the launch of the government’s 2017/18 Communications Plan. The event celebrated 100 years of government communications and also signalled the launch of the first plan that has needed to address the challenges of an impending Brexit. The launch began with an address from Minister for the Constitution, Chris Skidmore. His message […]

Viking Link Interconnector plans submitted

National Grid Viking Link has submitted its plans for a proposal to build a 760 km electricity interconnector between Lincolnshire and Revsing in Southern Jutland, Denmark. Copper, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, provided strategic communications advice and delivered engagement and consultation to support the Viking Link pre-application planning process. During an 18-month programme, […]

The Copper Wire – August 2017

Welcome to August’s edition of our monthly newsletter the Copper Wire. This month, we report on our input into a new digital learning offering for the project managers of the future, our insight into managing the NSIP ‘credibility gap’ and more. Click here to read. To get The Copper Wire delivered straight to your inbox, please sign up […]

Manston Airport consultation proves timely

RiverOak concluded its statutory consultation on proposals to re-open Kent’s Manston Airport as a strategic freight hub last month, supported by Copper. The landmark coincidentally came at about the same time as the Government went into listening mode for a new aviation strategy. Manston, famous for its role as an RAF base in the Battle […]

NSIPs: Using comms to close the ‘credibility gap’

It has been a question for major project managers and promoters since the dawn of new planning laws designed to smooth the path to consent: How do you give stakeholders and communities the detail they request on projects when you might need to adapt the approved project’s design if circumstances or technology moves on? This […]

Copper to open new office in Birmingham

Copper is opening a new office in Birmingham – one of the UK’s most exciting cities for infrastructure. Copper Chairman Claire Gordon said: “The pace of Birmingham’s transformation is inspirational, with the arrival of an ever growing number of new and vibrant spaces in which to live and work. “Investment in transport infrastructure is playing […]