On Tuesday 19th July over 400 of our team members from across our eight global offices came together for our annual summer conference at our headquarters in Hartlebury.
The initial part of the day consisted of business focused content to position and motivate the team for the rest of the year, culminating in a thought-provoking talk delivered by Kate Richardson-Walsh, captain of the England and GB women’s hockey teams for 13 years. She shared her captivating experiences and understanding of leadership, team building, goal setting and high performance.
With a subtle sporting theme throughout the agenda and the branding across the site, we continue to celebrate our sponsorship off the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
The team got into the competitive spirit during the summer conference too with everyone taking part in our own ‘Agency Games’ together with the Birmingham 2022 Mascot, Perry the Bull who was on hand to award medals to the champions.
We were then joined by Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE CStJ, the Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire who presented us with the official certification for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development.
In what has been a successful year for the group with the return of live events in full swing, our CEO Dale Parmenter commented, “After welcoming 100 new team members over the past 12 months, expanding into new offices in Manchester and most recently, the US, it was fantastic to welcome everyone collectively at our studio complex in Hartlebury for a day of reflection and celebration. The events industry has sprung back to life again, and this was a perfect example of what we do best, creating amazing experiences that are truly unforgettable.”
Ishta Nyakoojo, one of the producers for this year’s conference, added, “The conference showcased a variety of internal initiatives that are managed by our people, for our people. From a sustainability stand activation where the team could do something to give back to local communities, to a ‘cool-folk’ roof terrace full of colourful photo opportunities with the reminder that we’re all creatives if we put our minds to it. It was an amazing showcase of the company culture here at DRPG.”
As a team we enjoyed the record-breaking temperatures with a well-deserved summer party in the evening, enjoying local food stalls and showcase entertainment concluding with drinks on the studio’s rooftop terrace to watch the sun set on another successful event for the group.