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London Build 2018

Nicola Coppen

Nicola Coppen

Utilities Project Manager, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation (EDC)

Nicola Coppen is the Utilities Project Manager at Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, an arm’s length body of Government set up to create a 21st century Garden City in Ebbsfleet, north Kent.

The wealth of knowledge that Nicola can offer covers construction in many fields, including regeneration, electricity, water, nuclear, road, rail and facilities management. Nicola’s passion is infrastructure - from virtual concept to practical delivery and the collaboration and cooperation in between. She has managed projects of all sizes for around 20 years including project for AWE, Aldermaston, UK Power Networks and Thames Water.

With her commitment to the wider community through links to Scouting and to schools, plus other voluntary groups, she embodies the aims of the Construction Guild in her everyday life. Nicola is looking forward to taking up the role of the Chair of the Kent and Medway Construction Guild, she says 'looking back at my school careers advice, it was sadly lacking in breadth and inspiration. With the support of Guild Members, I believe our industry will create its own new way of inspiring young people of all calibres and abilities, and those returning to work or wanting to change career.

Balancing education, the workplace, businesses and the community will also put Kent on the map in adopting a new 21st century approach to career development. I am looking forward to meeting all the Guild Members and inspiring people into the Construction Industry’.

Nicola was the winner of the 2017 Kent Women in Business ‘Women In Construction’ Award and also has an independent consultancy business, Diligence, providing specialist infrastructure project managers to projects throughout Kent and the south east.

What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • This was our first year at London Build and we have already booked for next year. We managed to achieve more than we anticipated from the show and are already looking forward to London Build 2018
    Bradley Collins
    General Manager, Powerday
  • This was our First London Build and it proved to be both exciting and productive with a number of very high quality leads. We’ll definitely be back next year
    Dr Orhan Ertughrul
    EVP G-SMATT Europe
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service