Economic Development

Making good things happen.

Building strong foundations for people and projects

Our core focus areas include:

  • Decarbonisation –We are a trusted partner on the journey to net zero.
  • Major Projects – We support major strategic projects across the entire lifecycle.
  • Change Management – We enable organisations to build momentum by engaging stakeholders.



We are dedicated to enabling a zero carbon future across industry and transport, and we help facilitate the change needed to deliver these transitions.​

We have a long history of supporting the early stages of decarbonisation projects, from developing HyNet’s narrative around the first-of-its-kind hydrogen cluster, implementing the first city-scale decarbonisation programme in Bristol and engaging the residents of Cornwall on the Council’s Local Area Energy Plan.

We also work closely with government to support the UK’s journey to net zero on a regional and national level. This includes helping clients to develop policy, as well as engaging key stakeholders to build understanding and deliver a lasting legacy with work including the Department for Transport’s Bus Back Better campaign.

Major Projects

We support major strategic projects across the entire lifecycle. Before entering the planning process, it is crucial to build a strong case for your project, secure political buy-in and funding, and raise public advocacy for the scheme.

Our Economic Development team holds the creative, political and strategic expertise to help you do just that. Through carefully curated and strategic engagement, we will help you shape your early-stage vision into plans that reflect community and stakeholder needs and wants, giving them a stake in the successful outcome of the programme.

We believe delivering robust local engagement first will define the success of an authentic and compelling national story. This is why we help organisations articulate a project narrative and vision that celebrates the locality of a scheme, capturing the imagination of the community and key decision makers, which will help leverage regional advocacy and ensure a positive legacy.

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Change Management

Successful organisations constantly evolve and redefine business models. But change requires careful management. After all, 50% of change management initiatives fail.

C:Change is our bespoke methodology to deliver effective operational and behavioural change that supports organisations as they evolve and redefine their business.

Built on the premise that engagement builds lasting change, our approach enables organisations to build momentum by engaging stakeholders and driving advocacy, turning change into lasting impact.

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Our team

Our experienced team are experts in development and complex infrastructure with skills spanning content development, public affairs, project management and media relations. We have a 360-degree view of opportunities and potential barriers and the expertise to turn them to your advantage. We work directly with clients or as part of multi-disciplinary teams to provide flexible, efficient support.

Learn more about our senior Economic Development team below.






Associate Director



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Associate Director

Successful partnerships

From strategic counsel to slotting seamlessly into partner teams, we make things happen.

What people have to say

    “I can’t recommend Copper creative team highly enough. Their design work has been invaluable in taking our businesses content to the next level, and we have been delighted with the high levels of engagement received. Copper’s work is always delivered promptly and to a high standard, and their enthusiasm and gift for turning concepts into reality make them a pleasure to work with.”

    Kyle Raistrick
    RWE Renewables UK
    Social Media Manager

Let’s start with a chat

Speak with one of our regeneration consultancy specialists to find out how we can help you shape your project with confidence.


Recent Case Studies

Major government-owned infrastructure company

Developing a strategic approach to a change management programme for a major government-owned infrastructure company.

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West of England Combined Authority

Copper was brought on board to support West of England Combined Authority with early stakeholder engagement to better understand the needs of local people, providing evidence of a strong Strategic Outline Business Case.

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HyNet North West

As the project moves towards a more public-facing stage, we were tasked with evolving the HyNet North West brand and creating a series of assets to explain the project.

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