Creative communications agency drp celebrated a record-breaking year at its Christmas conference in December.
The event consisted of an awards ceremony and after show party for all 280 team members, and was held at the groups 212 studios in Worcestershire.
CEO Dale Parmenter commented: “2018 has been an incredible year with 47.6% growth, and sales increasing to over £31.5M. We’ve also recruited 82 new team members, 21 new clients, the acquisition of HMX communications, over 30 industry award wins and 33 completed CSR projects.
“I am very much looking forward to 2019 and all the new opportunities and collaborations this year will bring.”
The studios were themed around “The Greatest Showman”, with a 2-hour plenary session in studio 1, where the board took a look back on 2018 and a sneak view into 2019 and beyond.
A drink’s reception was held in the foyer, which featured circus artists and a singer suspended in a 3m bird cage above the bar. The team travelled along a 50m tunnel, which displayed the year in photographs. This then led into Studio 3, where the replica Greatest Showman stage set was created.
The winners of the ‘anything’s possible’ awards were chosen by the team in the lead up to the conference, with the climax being the ‘Team Member of the Year’. Producer Richard Davies won the prize of a trip for two to Singapore.
During the afternoon the company bonus was also revealed, which was a record amount.