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DRPG invests £2m in business in 40th anniversary year

DRPG is set to invest more than £2 million in 2020 as the agency celebrates its 40th anniversary.

The creative communications agency marked a successful 2019 and looked forward to its 40th birthday in 2020 with the bringing together of the 330 strong group at its annual Christmas Conference last month. The event, which included presentations, lunch, an awards ceremony and an after-show party, was held at the group’s 212 studios in Worcestershire.

“The 2019 Christmas Conference looked back on a great year, it also set the scene for the next 12 months,” said group CEO Dale Parmenter. “2020 is a big year for the group, being our 40th anniversary, where we will see over £2m investment in people, facilities, acquisitions and infrastructure globally.

“2019 has been another incredible year for our team, particularly the projects they have created and delivered for our clients. Our strategic growth has continued as planned, with 95 new team members and over 30 new clients joining the family.

“Our financial results have continued to ensure we remain a safe, secure and trusted partner for them all and the recognition we have received with 35 industry and national award schemes is a credit to the team’s hard work. It’s great we can pause the company for a day to reflect, reward and celebrate together as one team.”

The conference element was held in 212’s studio 3, including a combination of presentations and a game show marathon with audience interaction via a new app developed by the DRPG digital team.

Lunch was preluded by the yearly “anything’s possible” awards which celebrate the DRPG team members who have shown outstanding performance. The winners are nominated by the team in the lead up to the conference.

The Team of the Year prize was won by the technical production managers, while the big prize of the ‘anything’s possible Team Member of the Year’ was won by head of project management Steph Okafor, winning a trip for two to the US.