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Construction – a year in review

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2021 has been a series of successes for Copper Consultancy’s Construction Practice, and despite all the challenges of this year, we have come to the end of the year stronger than ever. We have selected highlights from throughout the year that demonstrate not just what we have achieved but the strong foundation that the Construction Practice will be building on in 2022.  

January saw the publication of our industry insights report. In this report we invited feedback from over 200 contractors over a two-month period from a range of organisations, to provide a lessons learned, and to support contractors in 2021 with a shared understanding of where they have settled after such a unique time. 

In March we profiled key contacts throughout Women in Construction Week, showcasing the industries strengths and talents. Female representation in the Construction industry has a long way to go and encouraging more women to seek a career in UK construction is something we’re proud to be a champion of.  

May saw the Construction Practice host a virtual event for construction firms – ‘insights from a new golden age of rail stations. This included our follow up perspectives pieces from HS2 Ltd and WSP’s Rail Group. To be part of these exciting projects is something we at the Construction Practice are incredibly proud of.  

June saw us focusing on Pride in UK Construction, which included Insights from industry leaders. Who spoke about how we can make the sector more inclusive and improve how we factor LGBTQ+ considerations into infrastructure and development going forward. 

As a Construction Practice we also developed marketing campaigns to support contractors including World Suicide Prevention Day and World Mental Health Day. We were also proud sponsors of the Construction Manager of the Year Awards in September. October saw the Construction Practice at the UK Construction Week, as well as a series highlighting the stories of BAME people in UK construction roles. We are incredibly proud to be supporting initiatives that celebrate diversity, as well as championing the industry in whichever way we can.  

2021 also saw a number of new colleagues joining us which strengthened the practice’s offering, bringing a wealth of sector knowledge, can-do attitude, and senior strategic capability to help bring in new business and leverage current clients. A massive thank you to Will, Jack, Alice, Ella, Zoe and Georgie for their hard work this year. 

2021 has proven to be a busy year, with Copper’s construction practice continuing to grow substantially from strength to strength, Copper’s construction practice has continued to grow substantially in the last year, supporting projects including Hinkley Point C Grid Connection, West Midlands Interchange, HS2, and working for companies including National Highways, Cadent Gas, National Grid, Costain and Murphy. 

From everyone at Copper, thank you! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2022! 

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