drp Celebrates Record Year at Christmas Conference

Last month we celebrated and ended another year on a high with an increased turnover of £21.5M, in comparison to last year’s £16.4M and a gross profit of £12M, at the annual drp Christmas Conference and Anything’s Possible awards ceremony, which was held at the drpHQ on 22nd December.

The four studios were transformed into an auditorium for conference, a winter wonderland for the drinks reception, the Harry Potter Grand Hall for lunch and awards, plus a nightclub for the after-show party. The day consisted of presentations from board members and directors which reflected on the year’s achievements and future opportunities for 2018.

Throughout the day, we recognised our many top performers throughout the year in the newly rebranded, Anything’s Possible awards, which saw two new categories added - ‘Young Achiever of the Year’ and ‘Manager of the Year’. Every drpteam member can nominate anyone within the business in the lead up to the conference. The main award, the ‘Anything’s Possible Team Member of the year’, was won by Creative Director Tommy Moore, winning a trip for two to Canada.

The launch of the drpacademy is a true testament to our anything’s possible ethos

Our CEO, Dale Parmenter, commented: “2017 has been a ground-breaking year full of growth for drp. With 32 award wins, two of which were agency of the year. Alongside three ‘drptalk’ dinners, the acquisition with Penguins and the second ‘drpbigtalk’ that was held at the drp studios in September with 150 clients. The launch of the drpacademy is a true testament to our anything’s possible ethos and it’s remarkable that the team can be recognised for their continuous hard work and dedication. We shall continue to thrive throughout 2018.”