Meet David Copeland
He’s a qualified economist, teacher and town planner.
He’s advised the UN on disaster mitigation and UNESCO on funding.
He raised the funding for three Cutty Sark Tall Ships’ races.
He helped raise £80 million for the Earth Centre.
He’s a keen supporter of traditional ales.
He knows everything there is to know about consuming offal.
He likes live opera – but not the prices
Tell me more:
David specialises in real sustainable development, modular housing, planning policy and strategy, waste policy and management, leisure projects and business planning, especially where public and private financing are jointly involved.
Recently retired he still works with us on a regular basis, advising in planning, economic development and housing issues.
Before joining Beyond Green David worked in both the public and private sectors: he was the Chief Executive of the 1990 National Garden Festival in Gateshead, helped raise over £80 million to fund the Earth Centre (the first Landmark Millennium project), worked on leisure and tourism projects, created business concepts for housing, waste research, websites and risk mitigation projects, and created corporate governance concepts for not-for-profit companies.
BA (Hons) Economics, Leicester University
PGCE, Leicester University
Diploma in Town Planning, University of Westminster
Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (Retired)
Recent project work:
Preparation and promotion of a planning application for a sustainable development at Pincents Hill, West Reading.
Preparation of representations to local authorities on core strategies where Beyond Green Developments has an interest.
Planning, economic and housing strategies for a major development to the north east of Norwich.
Planning and political strategies for a potential large-scale development in Oxfordshire
Capital & Counties
Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment
Department for Children, Schools & Families
GlaxoSmithKline Nutritional HealthcareUK
Leicester City Council
London Development Agency
Manchester City Council
Places for People Group
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Swindon Borough Council
The Energy Saving Trust
West Sussex County Council