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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..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​