Copper Consultancy, the specialist infrastructure communications agency, was formed on 19th June 1996 and will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this weekend, and throughout the remainder of the year. 

Copper was founded to serve an industry that, 25 years ago, was all too often misunderstood and misrepresented.  

Since then, the company has consistently broken new ground, from delivering some of the first ever DCO consultation programmes, to today being at the forefront of digital engagement. Throughout the period, Copper has maintained a consistent and unswerving focus on quality, which enables it to look ahead with confidence, having formed lasting relationships with clients and partners across the sector. 

Today Copper employs over 60 people across three offices, with fast growing service offerings in economic development, infrastructure planning, construction, corporate communications, public affairs and creative services. All the Company’s work remains focused upon supporting organisations and project teams within the infrastructure, development and construction sectors, helping them to achieve their goals and better serve their customers. 

Discussing the anniversary, Claire Gordon, Chair and Founder of Copper Consultancy said: “Looking back over 25 years, everyone who has been associated with Copper can be rightly proud of what we have achieved. We have helped to deliver some of the UK’s most important infrastructure projects, from Hinkley Point Grid Connection to Stone Henge Tunnel, which have shaped the future of the country. Perhaps more importantly, we have helped to demonstrate that through effective communications and engagement, the public and stakeholders can play a critical role in ensuring that major projects deliver better outcomes for the people they are designed to serve.’ 

“But nothing would have been possible without the support and commitment of all the Copper team, past and present. We have worked with some extremely talented people, who have contributed enormously to our development and to the infrastructure industry. We also owe a debt of gratitude to our clients and partners, who have recognised the positive effect of good communication, and have enabled us to demonstrate how it can deliver better results for projects and for people.’ 

“We are enormously grateful for all the support we have received and would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way.”