Simon joins the Economic Development practice as Senior Account Director, bringing considerable experience  of working on some of the largest national infrastructure projects of recent times. 

Before joining Copper, Simon worked in civil service communications for five years, dealing with teams on projects including National Highways, HS2 Ltd and Crossrail Ltd.  

Following his time in the civil service, Simon moved into the world of public affairs and PR, and gained a wealth of agency-side experience through  working for clients such as HS1 Ltd and several large telecoms, infrastructure and property firms. 

Simon has phenomenal experience in working through crises. He was instrumental in helping handle the UK Government’s response to the pandemic, specifically regarding travel corridor policy and other transport matters during the pandemic. 


Ronan Cloud, Director of Economic Development said:

“As the UK faces an era of unprecedented change, a new generation of projects, ideas and technologies are growing out of infancy and into real solutions for the climate, housing, and cost of living challenges we face. It is more important than ever that we support projects with creative, impactful communications that raise awareness, influence behaviours, and build buy-in for the future that we’re shaping. We’re delighted to welcome Simon to the team. His appointment represents a step-change in our offering – sharpening our media skills and bolstering our governmental and political insights. His talent and leadership will bring new confidence and ideas, both in the team and for our clients.” 


Speaking about joining Copper, Simon said:

“I’m extremely excited to get my feet under the desk and start here at Copper. Now more than ever, companies and agencies delivering development in the UK need to not only effectively communicate a positive vision for their plans, but also clearly explain how these developments align with the UK’s decarbonisation agenda.  

Copper is renowned for helping government agencies, major companies and local government bodies handle these twin challenges, and I’m looking forward to being part of Copper’s story as it continues to grow and support such organisations.” 


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