In last year’s message, I spoke about the launch of our drp Academy,
bringing together all the great team development initiatives under one
umbrella. Taking this to the next step, Jez Light joined us as Learning & Development Manager, who has launched many brilliant initiatives and training schemes for the whole drpteam.
We’ve continued to invest in technology and facilities, this includes
the start of our new motion graphics, digital design and team wellbeing
centre. Building work has just commenced on this £1.5M project which
will be completed by summer 2019.
We’ve further developed our
external client educational programme, adding our first drptalk live webinar earlier in the year. 60 drptalk blogs and 3 drptalk dinners, as
well as hosting our third drpbigtalk in September to a record-breaking
130+ clients, which saw a variety of expert speakers provide comms
insight. Callum Gill, our head of insight and innovation, has presented
at a record number of events and helped our clients understand future
trends and innovations.
Throughout the year, there have been so many
moments to remember, too many to include. One that particularly stands
out, for me, is the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester to our Midlands HQ. Falling on the day of drpbigtalk, His Royal Highness
was able to tour our studio complex and experience some of the projects
our team have produced, as well as seeing the start of drpbigtalk.
we’ve had a successful year winning a total of thirty awards across all
our areas. As well as multiple accolades in the UK, we have been
triumphant further afield. Namely, in the USA at the New York TV &
Film Awards, and in Cannes for the Cannes Corporate Media Awards. For
me, this is something I’m extremely proud of, to come out on top against
some of worlds top agencies, is a real achievement for the team.
we have also found time to carry on our great work with CSR. The team
have been involved in a staggering 33 community projects and helped to
raise a combined total of £570,000.00. And finally, once again, we were awarded the
highest accolade with IS020121 and IS014001.
So, as the year closes,
on behalf of the drpteam, I would like to thank all our clients and
partners for a fantastic year and wish everyone a great Christmas and
prosperous New Year.