Copper Consultancy has continued to grow its team of specialist communications and engagement professionals with the appointment of two new senior members of the Bristol office.

James Gore joins Copper as Account Director, and brings a wealth of experience in stakeholder engagement and crisis management to the team, with particular expertise in local, regional and national government relations. James most recently worked as Head of Government and Stakeholder Relations at Bristol Airport.

Speaking on his appointment, James said: “I’m hugely excited to join Copper and start working across their portfolio of major projects. With the Government’s planned investment into an infrastructure revolution, this is a time of unprecedented development for the sector. Working at Copper represents a great opportunity to use my experience in government and stakeholder relations and knowledge of the aviation sector to help deliver successful campaigns for both clients and communities throughout the UK.”

Senior Account Manager, Diana Deans, joins Copper with over 10 years’ experience in corporate communications and stakeholder engagement. Diana brings high-level expertise in delivering internal and external communication campaigns, and has proven experience in building the reputation of large organisations; holding key roles at Bristol Airport, Horizon Nuclear Power and npower. As a creative communications professional, she is passionate about coordinating engaging campaigns and ensuring companies work with local communities to deliver enhanced outcomes.

“It’s fantastic to be working at Copper; it’s a company that excels at involving the community in projects and delivering industry leading stakeholder relations. I’m excited to work alongside key organisations to implement comprehensive communication campaigns, ensuring that communities are engaged in infrastructure and development projects and helping contribute to the growth of the sector.”

“Both James and Diana have an exceptional depth of industry knowledge and expertise, and bring invaluable experience in communications and engagement to our team,’ said Ben Heatley, Managing Partner at Copper. “They are both great additions to our expanding team, and will play a crucial role in continuing Copper’s success as a leading consultancy in the sector.”

Copper is a specialist infrastructure communications and engagement agency which thrives on communicating complex and challenging issues in innovative, creative and considered ways.

In addition to a fast-growing Bristol team, Copper is currently recruiting staff for its offices in London and Birmingham to help deliver a range of exciting projects across the property, development and infrastructure sectors.

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