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IOD Director Of The Year

Dale Parmenter, drpgroup managing director, has been recognised at the annual West Midlands Institute of Directors Awards, held at Edgbaston on the 5th June, 2014. Dale was announced as Small Medium Enterprise Director of the Year with judges distinguishing Dale’s leadership of the drpgroup throughout what proved to be the most successful year in our history.

The IoD Awards assesses candidates based on a number of key factors related to business success. Growth, turnover, employee retention and strategy are all taken into account with the drpgroup’s addition of 27 new team members, growth and new client wins all scoring highly. Successful directors are also measured by dedication to their team with the group’s health and wellbeing initiatives and dedication to CSR all notable factors in Dale’s success. Judges were also impressed with the group’s acquisition of Grosvenor TV & the launch of the new drpexhibition division but were keen to point out that the drpgroup approach to serving our clients was exemplary and is clearly a cornerstone to our success.

Parmenter commented on his award shortly after the ceremony saying, “I don’t see this as my award alone, although it’s a great honour to be recognised in such illustrious company and by such a renowned association as the IoD. I see this as an award rewarding the hard work and dedication displayed by each drpteam member throughout the past few years. I also see this as an award recognising each of our clients and the emphasis they place on communications as without them, I wouldn’t be holding this award today.”

As a result of this award, Parmenter is automatically entered into the IoD’s National Award scheme which will name the UK’s best directors in October this year. Entrants will be drawn from each of the IoD regions with Dale representing the West Midlands on the national stage.