Copper has been appointed by the Western Gateway to help build support for its bid to become the home of the UK’s first prototype nuclear fusion energy plant. The powerhouse partnership, which encompasses local authorities, city regions, Local Enterprise Partnerships and governments across western England and South Wales, is seeking to bring Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP) to its Severn Edge location, spanning former nuclear sites at Berkeley and Oldbury.  As well as being well placed as a centre of excellence for this emerging technology, the Severn Edge site would also provide a catalyst for levelling up on both sides of the border between Wales and England, creating opportunities for people in left behind communities.