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copper media was formed in 2008 by Bridget Fitzpatrick and Jo Grady. We have a combined experience of twenty five years working within communications in education, as well as extensive experience within the private sector. We’ve worked across the board, providing communications for SMEs, charities and the public sector. We write, design, edit and project manage everything from marketing literature to media relations, and from recruitment campaigns and prospectuses to websites and online marketing.

We’re not a big company, and we think that’s one of our advantages. Our size and organisation means we can respond to our clients’ needs

quickly and work to tight deadlines. We are the people who win the work and do the work, so our clients benefit from a personal service throughout their project. We have great contacts, built up over many years. This allows us to quickly and competitively source any additional services needed such as printing or photography.

Having clients who we work with time and time again is very important to us. We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships with our clients, providing them with a high quality service at great value.


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We’ve worked with MMU on several projects including writing their careers service website and a brochure for graduate employers; marketing a graduate intern scheme which included media relations, copywriting (magazine feature writing and interviewing) and research; writing their environment website; and designing and writing their Carbon Management Plan.


MMU produced a lengthy Carbon Management Plan (CMP) to set out the actions it will take to reduce C02 emissions by 50% in 2020.

What we did - design, writing and editing We were asked to design and write an accessible version of the CMP which would be used to highlight the University’s targets and actions. We wrote a sharp, edited version of the full document, and designed a clean and fresh publication, within MMU’s branding guidelines. What MMU said “copper media were really flexible and helped us to understand our audience and what we really wanted to communicate.” Sam Pickles, Carbon Reduction Manager, MMU



Our previous work with MMU meant that we were recommended to the environment team to look at the structure and copy of its website. What we did We met with the Head of Environment Sustainability and his team to talk about the proposed new structure, and the tone and style of copy, and worked closely with the team for the duration of the project. We then wrote and edited the website which went was launched in March 2011.


What we did - writing and editing We were asked to rewrite the University’s careers website to coincide with launch of a new marketing initiative, Talent@, aimed at encouraging more students, graduates, staff and employers to use the careers service. We worked closely with the University’s marketing department to determine the style and tone of copy and the overall structure of the site. We also wrote copy for a microsite, specifically to promote Talent@. What MMU said “It was a pleasure to work with copper media. We agreed on the objectives of the project and they delivered on time with excellent results. I have no hesitation in recommending them.” Catherine Seddon, Market Analyst, Manchester Metropolitan University



The Royal Northern College of Music is one of the UK’s leading conservatoires.

What we did - design, writing and design We worked closely with RNCM’s marketing department to determine the look and feel of the undergraduate prospectus, and provided several initial design concepts based on a brief from the College. We also worked jointly on the structure of the publication, and commissioned a great photographer. We developed the preferred design concept and identified a new colour palette for the College to use in this and future material. We also wrote a piece in both prospectuses aimed at marketing Manchester – ‘Manchester: A city with a passion for music’.

What RNCM said “We were very satisfied with the work copper media did for RNCM. They were great partners to work with, allowing an exchange of ideas and great at interpreting our brief, and bringing their own knowledge and ideas to the project. “We would use them again as they understand the higher education sector and have particular insight into the student experience.” Liz Grindrod, Head of Marketing, RNCM


We were asked to work with RNCM again, this time on their Junior Prospectus. We worked on the design of the brochure, as well as providing much of the copy.

What RNCM said “I just wanted to say a heart-felt thank you for all your hard work on the Junior RNCM prospectus- it looks superb! It will be distributed to all our Open Day visitors tomorrow with great pride”. Karen Humphries, Head of Junior RNCM


THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER We’ve worked with many different departments of The University of Manchester including Student Recruitment and Widening participation, Communications, Marketing and Public Relations and Development and Alumni Relations. We’ve written, edited and designed publications for the University. What we did - recent projects, design and layout The University wanted to publicise its National Science and Engineering week to local schools so we came up with a poster design. The widening participation department wanted an interactive design for some workshops it runs for Year 10 pupils in the region. We designed and produced a questionnaire based on a teenager’s notice board.


What they said “I was very impressed with quality of work copper media produced for us and the speed in which it was turned around. We would definitely use them again!” Stephanie Lee, Undergraduate, Recruitment and Widening Participation Manager The University of Manchester

North West British Hairdresser of the Year Sharon Peake asked us to help promote the launch of her flagship salon in Chorlton. We designed postcards, posters and advertising and provided media relations support.

What ethos said “copper media made our salon relocation more successful than we could ever imagine. Every client knew where we were going and when. The local awareness of our arrival was second to none, our potential new clientele knew as much as we did about our move. Bridget and Jo were really easy to work with securing us great advertising deals with all of the relevant magazines. The next time we open a new salon we'll be right back with them!” Sharon Peake, Owner, ethos hairdressing


CROMA Independent pizza restaurant Croma was launched in Manchester in 2000. It promptly won the City Life Newcomer Award, and has gone on to build a reputation as one of the city’s favourite restaurants. Croma's lively and welcoming restaurants in Manchester, Chorlton and Prestwich serve traditional and innovative Italian pizzas.

What we did - website development and writing, menu and publicity design We met with the Board of Directors at Croma and discussed the look and feel of the website, and worked out how Croma wanted to present itself via the web. We also introduced Croma to Fat Heads Creative Studio- a team of web designers- who were able to translate their ideas into a new website. We worked on the copy for the website, making it friendlier and more engaging, and managed the relationship between Croma and Fat Heads.

We also re-designed and produced Croma’s main menu, dessert menu and specials publicity materials.

What Croma said “I found copper media to be efficient, professional and intuitive as to what we wanted, and would have no hesitation in recommending them.” Lottie Hollinworth, Joint Owner, Croma


A bowl of Marinated Olives


Baked Dough Balls


Garlic Bread

Freshly baked pizza dough brushed with garlic butter With pulped tomato and fresh basil

With melted mozzarella and fresh basil

Buffalo Mozzarella

Served with vine tomatoes, olives, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil Large serving with dough balls

Garlic Prawns

Tail-on tiger prawns cooked in garlic butter, Tabasco, Worcestershire Sauce and white wine, with spinach and red onions served with olive bread


£3.95 £4.95

Melanzana Parmigiana

£4.55 £3.95

Mushroom Bruschetta


Home made tuna and black olive pâté served with rocket and toasted Italian bread


Goat’s Cheese


Tandoori Chicken


Goat’s cheese baked on olive bread, served with mixed salad leaves, olives, roasted pine kernels and sun-blushed tomatoes, with a tomato and balsamic vinaigrette Strips of tandoori chicken breast, cashew nuts, green peppers, red onions, cos lettuce, coriander, a yoghurt and mint dressing, and a lime wedge served with baked dough balls

Croma Niçoise


Duck Salad


Flaked tuna, olives, boquerone anchovies, capers, free range egg, mixed salad leaves, vine tomatoes and cucumber served with a creamy vinaigrette and baked dough balls Strips of warm Peking duck, rocket and spinach, spring onions, fresh coriander, cucumber, croutons and sweet chilli jam served with baked dough balls

Smoked Haddock & Potato Salad


Greek Feta, Tomato & Olives with Flat Bread


Bury Black Pudding & Chorizo Salad


Rocket & Parmesan


Tomato & Onion Salad


Mixed Leaf Salad


Naturally smoked haddock served warm with new potatoes, cos and spinach, cherry tomatoes, leeks and fresh green chillies, a crème fraiche and mayonnaise dressing, garnished with chopped chives

Slice of Greek feta cheese with fresh tomatoes, black olives, cucumber, whole hot green peppers, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, parsley and oregano served with flat bread

Roast black pudding and chorizo sausage with toasted olive bread, salad leaves, and rocket with a mustard mayonnaise dressing

Rocket leaves and parmesan shavings dressed with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and balsamic syrup Vine tomatoes and red onions dressed with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil Mixed salad leaves, vine tomatoes and cucumber with our own creamy vinaigrette


Tandoori Chicken






Italian prosciutto ham, olives, parmesan shavings, mozzarella, tomato and fresh rocket Pepperoni sausage, mozzarella and tomato With hot green peppers

Tuna & Black Olive Pâté

Served with button mushrooms, red onions and sun-blushed tomatoes topped with basil pesto and shaved parmesan


Sun-blushed tomatoes, red onions, green olives, green peppers, fresh chilli, feta cheese, mozzarella (no tomato)


Slices of grilled aubergine baked with buffalo mozzarella, provolone cheese, parmesan, tomatoes, garlic and pine kernels, served with Italian bread


Strips of tandoori chicken breast, cashew nuts, green peppers, red onions, mozzarella, tomato, fresh coriander, limes, with a yoghurt and mint dressing



Mediterranean Charcuterie

A selection of cold meats and marinated olives, served with olive bread



Mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato


Croma Baked Mushrooms

Oven roasted field mushrooms baked with garlic butter and Worcestershire Sauce, topped with rocket


Mozzarella, tomato and fresh basil

£2.75 £2.75

Bury Black Pudding & Chorizo

Black pudding and chorizo baked with field mushrooms, garlic butter,Worcestershire Sauce and tomatoes served with olive bread

From the pizza oven


Peking duck, plum and hoisin sauce, spring onions, cucumber, mozzarella and fresh coriander (no tomato)

£6.95 £7.95




£ 6.95

Tuna, king prawns, anchovies, capers, olives, red onions and tomato (no cheese) Fresh spinach, free range egg, olives, garlic, parmesan, mozzarella and tomato



Chorizo Piccante


Chicken Caesar




Pancetta, sliced field mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato Sliced chorizo, hot green peppers, jalapenos, fresh green chillies, mozzarella and tomato Strips of chicken breast and mozzarella, baked then topped with caesar salad and parmesan shavings (no tomato) Fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, peas, leeks, parmesan, red peppers, olives, mozzarella and tomato

Courgette & Goat’s Cheese


Thai Chicken


Courgettes, roasted red onions and red peppers on a tomato base with mozzarella and goat’s cheese, topped with rocket and balsamic syrup Thai chicken pieces, red pepper, fresh beansprouts, mozzarella, tomato, spring onions, sweet chilli sauce, fresh coriander and lime




Naturally smoked haddock, leeks, free range egg, emmenthal cheese, chopped parsley, lemon juice, crème fraiche (no tomato)

Chilli Salsiccia


Chicken Piri-Piri


Tuscan sausage, mozzarella, tomato, sun-blushed tomatoes, shaved parmesan, with a chilli jam dressing topped with rocket Spicy marinated chicken breast, red onions, green peppers, jalapenos, field mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, and tomato

Garstang Blue & Goat’s Cheese

Red onion, field mushrooms, sun-blushed tomatoes, goat’s cheese and local award-winning Garstang Blue cheese, with garlic and tomato

Pepper Steak

Slices of peppered rump steak with field mushrooms, crème fraiche and mozzarella, topped with fresh watercress

Extra ingredients available per item Tuna, pine nuts, haddock, prawns, duck, rocket, steak Any other ingredients



Mushroom & Goat’s Cheese Penne


Topped with rocket and finished with cream and parmesan shavings With chicken

£6.95 £6.95

Our own lasagne filled with roasted peppers, aubergines, courgettes and onions, in a creamy béchamel and tomato sauce finished off with Grana Padano cheese


Peroni Beer

Peroni Gran Riserva

Aperitifs 50ml/Spirits 25ml

Brandy or Digestifs 25ml

Premium Brands


Fruit Juices

Pago Juices

Apple Juice

Mineral Water

Coca-Cola/ Diet Coke 330ml bottle

Pomegranate and Raspberry Fruitiser, or Peartiser Hot Chocolate Espresso

Double Espresso



Cafe Latte*

£6.75 £7.95

Liquer Coffee


Herbal Tea

Pre-theatre menu*

Glass of House Wine or Peroni or Soft Drink


Salmon & Spinach Lasagne

Roast Vegetable Lasagne

Smoked salmon, spinach, spring onion, parsley, béchamel sauce, mozzarella and a little tomato

*Decaffeinated also available


Bacon, free range egg, Cumberland sausage, mozzarella,Worcestershire Sauce and tomato

Oven baked pasta Layers of pasta, beef bolognese, béchamel, parmesan, tomato and mozzarella











£1.95 £2.10


£1.55 £1.90








Garlic Bread or Dough Balls or Mixed Leaf Salad

Any Pizza or Salad from our Menu

Coffee or Tea

Available Monday to Thursday 4-7pm

Expresso lunch menu*

Any Soft Drink


Margherita, Funghi or American Pizza

£1.85 £1.45

Available Sunday to Friday 12-4pm

*not available with any other offer

Manchester • Chorlton • Prestwich


CHORLTON PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL We worked with the staff, pupils and governors of the largest primary school in Manchester to develop a new brand within a limited budget.

What we did - project management, research, branding, design, writing and production The design of the school logo drew on what the children and adults liked about their old one and developed a fresh, lively new logo that reflects the diversity and vibrancy of the school. We also came up with typefaces and a range of colours for the school to use themselves with the stationery templates we devised for them.

We wrote, designed and project managed a new welcome guide and prospectus for the school, alongside banners and posters to ‘launch’ the brand. An important part of the Chorlton Park brand is the powerful photography, provided by our close collaborator, Paul Cliff.


HAGLEY SIXTH FORM PROSPECTUS The sixth form of Hagley Catholic High School in Worcestershire teaches 200 students in 25 subjects. Its results are consistently high and students progress on to top universities. What we did - design and production We worked with the sixth form when it needed a new design for its prospectus. We introduced a clean and crisp style, alongside a new colour palette, which was rolled out across its marketing material. We designed both the 2010 and 2011 publications as well as an exhibition stand to complement the prospectuses. What they said “The quality of work is extremely high. We'll certainly use you again. Thanks!” Andrew Fitzpatrick, Deputy Director of Sixth Form, Hagley Catholic High School


An incredibly useful and versatile A-level that will make you think What you study

The beauty of our modular A-level Mathematics is that it allows you to study three very different main areas of Mathematics. The largest of these studies is Pure Mathematics which is the basic tool kit to solve and interpret mathematical problems. It combines the algebra and trigonometry previously studied and takes the topics far beyond GCSE. In addition you will discover new topics such as Calculus which enable us to find gradients of curved lines. The second area of study is Statistics and Probability. Here you will analyse and interpret information and data. You will model real life situations such as passing your driving test and winning the lottery to different probability models. The third module within the A-level is Mechanics where you will use mathematical models to demonstrate and interpret the real world of dynamics and forces.

How you study

Within year 12 you will be taught by two teachers who will cover different sections of the course. The pace will be fast therefore you will have to spend an equivalent amount of time doing questions at home, as you do in lessons, to reinforce your understanding. To study Mathematics at A-level you must have a love of the subject and enjoy doing the practice. Throughout year 12 you will sit three written exam papers two Pure Maths exams one in January and one in June and then a Statistics paper also in the summer. With this current modular system there is no coursework element. Traditionally the Sixth Form Mathematicians help out as responsible ambassadors on the year 7 Drayton Manor Trip. Small teams of lower school students are helped and encouraged by Sixth Formers to complete an outdoor mathematics trail within the theme park.

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Department strengths and resources

Every member of the department is very supportive of the A-level and will always help and advise you. In addition to your lessons we run a voluntary after school work shop each week where homework can be done and help sought. Near your examinations a highly valued set of mark schemes and model answers for past exam papers are supplied. We regularly have a small number of students taking the further Mathematics AS and A-level. This allows us some flexibility in giving the opportunity to take a Decision Maths Module. This is a different type of Mathematics which can be useful with computing.

Progression to university

Maths is said to be the most powerful and marketable subject anyone can study in the world today. It relates with Economics, Engineering, Computer studies and the Sciences..

Our successes

90% to 100% pass rate for the last 10 years. Students from the past who have gone on to study Mathematics at University are Kelly Tucker (Wolverhampton), James Russell (Essex) and Jessica Deery (Manchester.)

GCSE entrance requirements Grade B or above at Higher Level GCSE.

Subjects Maths combines well with

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Computing

Scheme of assessment for AS and A-level Awarding body: OCR Specification: 3890/7890 AS/A2 unit when taken content


% of total A-level marks

AS unit 1

Jan Yr12

Core Maths 1 Indices and surds, Polynomials, Coordinate geometry, Differentiation



AS unit 2

June Yr12

Core Maths 2 Trigonometry, Sequences and Series, Algebra, integration



AS unit 3

June Yr12

Probability and Statistics 1 Representation of data, 33.3 Probability, Discrete random, variables, Bivariate data


A2 unit 4

Jan Yr13

Core Maths 3 Algebra and functions, Trigonometry, Differentiation and integration, Numerical methods


A2 unit 5

June Yr13

Core Maths 4 Algebra and graphs, Differentiation and integration, differential equations, vectors


A2 unit 6

June Yr13

Mechanics 1 Forces, Newton’s Laws of motion, equilibrium, kinematics, momentum


Student’s view

A-level Mathematics is one of the most interesting and enjoyable subjects at Hagley, while also giving one of the most well respected qualifications. Maths is a subject that really counts. Phil Garfield A2 Maths and A2 Further Maths 2009-10

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CHILD’S EYE MEDIA Child’s Eye Media specialises in making innovative and highly engaging documentaries for young children. Their educational DVDs for children, teachers and parents including preschool and primary teaching resources have won many awards.

What we did - design and production We’ve worked with Child’s Eye regularly over the last three years. We designed the packaging for its DVD Box set of ‘Young Writer’s Role Play’ pack, as well the packaging for its role play outfit collection and publicity material to promote the series. We also designed several advertisements for use in educational publications and websites.


TAMPOPO Tampopo is a national chain of restaurants serving authentic South East Asia healthy, high quality food at value-for-money prices with quick, friendly service.

What we did - design and writing of customer email marketing We overhauled the design and copy tone of its monthly customer newsletters, and continue to do so. We’re also working on the design of new customer loyalty material.


We’ve also worked with the Greater Manchester Strategic Alliance (a new logo), Musicalchairs (a range of marketing material for this leading classical music website), Drama in Education (leaflets, newsletters and stationery for professional development in drama for education company), Wish You Were Here design agency (copywriting), Great Marketing Works (writing and editing, Innospace (writing and editing).



Bridget’s wide-ranging career has incorporated brand and corporate identity development and management, design, writing and introducing editorial style guides, as well as writing and producing award-winning prospectuses, brochures, posters, annual reports, display material and websites. Previous employers include The University of Manchester, The University of Greenwich and King’s College London. She has been a HEIST judge for both undergraduate and postgraduate higher education prospectuses.


Jo is an experienced writer, editor and communications project manager. She’s written for an impressive array of publications including national arts-based magazines and websites. She is experienced in producing award-winning corporate publications, including annual reports, city guides and education recruitment marketing material. Previous employers include The University of Manchester, iSOFT, iTCHY Media, BurnitBlue, Yorkshire Forward, iD Magazine and City Life.



We’d love to hear from you.


Bridget Fitzpatrick 07884 427 009 Jo Grady 07850 942 879

Copper Media Ltd Innospace Minshull House Chorlton Street Manchester M1 3FY

Copper Media Ltd • Registered in England and Wales • No 7160561 Registered address: 3 Kelvin Street • Manchester • M4 1ET


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