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About Us


The real world is complex, unpredictable and often contradictory. No business or organisation is immune from censure; criticism can come from anywhere. Responding to those who question what you do requires careful consideration. With 30 years' experience, Coppergate Communications is here to support and advise.  

Zaiba Malik, Founder & Director

Zaiba Malik is a highly experienced strategic communications adviser and media and presentation trainer at Coppergate Communications. She provides counsel, support and coaching to individuals, UK, European and global companies and organisations, with particular focus on reputation, crisis and issues management. 

She advises CEOs, Board members, Executives and in-house and PR agency teams on their communication challenges and undertakes media and presentation training for a broad range of spokespeople, from regular communicators to beginners. She has extensive experience of working on complex, sensitive and high-profile issues and across all sectors, including with corporate, consumer, charity, media, technology, sports, financial and public affairs clients.


Zaiba is an award-winning former journalist with over 20 years’ experience in news and current affairs. She has reported for some of the world’s most prestigious media outlets, including BBC News, Newsnight, Panorama, Radio 4, World Service, Channel 4 News, Dispatches, Unreported World, Guardian and Sunday Times.

Her journalism has been nominated for the Royal Television Society and BAFTA Awards and she has received the Women in Film and Television Award and Asian Women of Achievement Award. She has been named as one of the twenty most influential black and Asian women in the UK. 

Zaiba is a best-selling author and regularly chairs and hosts panel events and discussions. She is also Interim Chair of the John Schofield Trust to improve diversity in newsrooms






  • Preparedness – processes,  content and narrative
  • Active response and management across all stakeholders
  • Review and appraisal
  • Reputation recovery 
  • Training for spokespeople for internal and external engagement
  • Preparation for print, broadcast and video conference interviews
  • Bespoke training for all levels of experience
  • Training for individuals and groups
  • Impactful and realistic messaging
  • Review of content and performance
  • Preparation for key announcements
  • Executive and CEO coaching 
  • Senior advisory on reputation issues
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Impact on internal and external audiences
  • Media relations
  • Select Committee preparation


Areas including:

Civil and criminal litigation

Restructuring process

Regulatory investigations

ESG and purpose strategies

Leadership changes

Data breaches

Internal/external reviews

Employee engagement

Key announcements

Activist campaigns

Investor relations

Media investigations




  • Best practice protocols
  • Dealing with journalists
  • News landscape
  • Content development
  • Dealing with crisis - processes, content and narrative
  • Roundtable discussions
  • Public events and conferences
  • Panel discussions 
  • Internal forums



View our testimonials here.

Zaiba Malik

Coppergate Communications

Coppergate Communications

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