Kate Copestake is Director and founder of both Copestake
Ltd, a business media communications company founded in 2004 and
based in Wolverhampton. She is also the founder and Director
of Synthetic Dimensions Ltd, the Digitial Animation and 3D computer
graphics specialists formed in 1985 in Solihull, relocating to
Wolverhampton in 1990.
After international success in the computer games sector, the
company gained awards including the Small Business of the Year
Award 1998, the Excellence in Animation Award 1998 and achieved the
Investors in People Award in 2000. Clients included US telecomms
company GTE, Michael Flatley, rock icons Iron Maiden, Disney Pixar,
Reebok, Reugeot and One2One, amongst others. Her late life partner
and co-Director of Synthetic, Kevin Bulmer, was awarded an honorary
degree by the University in 2009.
As Chairman of Synthetic Dimensions PLC Kate prepared
Synthetic for its OFEX and subsequent AIM flotation, in 2000 and
2001 respectively, by creating a successful five year PR campaign.
The company achieved a valuation of £12.6 million.
Kate has experience in partnership working and was Chairman of
St John's Urban Village, a £60m+ regeneration scheme in
Wolverhampton, for four years from 2000-2004. She was Vice
President of the Wolverhampton division of the Black Country
Chamber of Commerce from 2009 to 2010 and was a 288 Director of the
Black Country Chamber of Commerce 2008 to 2009. She edited Prosper
magazine, the official bi-monthly publication of the Chamber, for
Kate serves on the Board of Governors of the University of
Wolverhampton where she is part of the Audit Committee and Creative
Industries cluster group. She also chairs the University's
Positioning and Marketing Committee.
With over twenty years experience in writing for business
prospectuses, seminar presentations, marketing, PR, corporate
literature, voiceovers, websites, company handbooks, newspapers,
magazines and scriptwriting, Copestake Ltd offers a complete public
relations, copywriting and business advice service to all kinds of
businesses; creative, technical and manufacturing, from a press
release to a complete written prospectus for a stock market
flotation. She is a regular writer for local media and newspapers.
Clients have included Medical Devices Technologies International
(Wolverhampton), the Black Country Reinvestment Society
(Wolverhampton), Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Department for
Children, Schools and Families and Wednesfield High School.
Kate initially trained as a three dimensional designer for the
manufacturing sector. She writes features for various publications,
local and international. Her work includes subjects as diverse as
regeneration, satire, travel, historical gardens and art licensing.
Examples can be found on the company website.
Kate is a member of the Birmingham Press Club, The National
Trust and The Woodland Trust. She lives and works in Wolverhampton.
Kate holds a BA in 3D Design and Art History from the University
and a postgraduate certificate from the Birmingham Institute of Art
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