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SI Partners advises Copper on sale to RSK

Sector

Consultancy

Role

Sell Side

Date

September 2022

Countries

Strategic communications consultancy, Copper has joined leading global environmental solutions business RSK as advised by SI Partners.


Working with some of the largest organisations in the UK, Copper specialises in cultivating an understanding and acceptance of new infrastructure projects with the public, stakeholders, the media, government and elected representatives. This newly formed partnership provides an opportunity to increase the scope and scale of their clients’ challenges.

Adding Copper’s infrastructure communications experts

Together, RSK and Copper will help their clients navigate through some of the key external challenges of our time – journey to net zero, the cost of living and bolstering economic growth. The move will also enable them to offer a more complete range of services and reach new geographical markets and industry sectors.

Copper will retain its brand, clients and management team and will work closely with RSK Creative – a design and technical writing specialist business within the RSK group. Together with RSK’s corporate communications team, the combined will boast a network of more than 150 communications experts covering strategy, marketing, data, planning support, construction, corporate, crisis, social, design and creative services.

RSK Group CEO Alan Ryder said:

“Copper’s infrastructure communications skills are an excellent addition to our Group, naturally complementing our enduring focus on engineering and environmental solutions and enhancing our client service.

“This solutions-based approach is now more important than ever. As we face global challenges, changing how we live, our wish is to consult and explain these changes in a way which raises public awareness and understanding to ensure everyone can participate in this transition in a meaningful way.”

Copper’s Managing Partners, Martin McCrink and Ben Heatley, said:

“The UK is facing unprecedented challenges around net zero and the cost of living crisis. One of the levers industry and government can pull is to invest in infrastructure to modernise the country, boost productivity and enhance sustainability. Working closely with RSK gives Copper the opportunity to broaden the solutions we offer to clients and help them overcome the challenges they will face.

“Copper is ambitious for the future. This relationship creates a platform for us to achieve those ambitions, allowing us to reach clients, markets and geographies that we couldn’t access on our own. We are excited to be able to support RSK with its ambitions to grow in the UK and around the world.”

Infrastructure industry experts combining to shape their business growth strategy

Copper has seen significant growth in the previous years. For RSK it bolsters their offer, further widening their broad range of specialist services to the infrastructure industry, tackling the most complex challenges pulling on a multitude of cross-industry experts.

RSK continues to execute its progressive growth strategy, and now has 175 companies in its group, employing 10,000 people. The Group’s annual turnover at the end of FY22 is expected to be in excess of £800 million, more than double the previous year.

This relationship creates a platform for us to achieve those ambitions, allowing us to reach clients, markets and geographies that we couldn’t access on our own. We are excited to be able to support RSK with its ambitions to grow in the UK and around the world.”

Ben Healey & Martin McCrink, Managing Partners, Copper