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Vote For Dale!

Voting for this year’s Event 100 Club has opened and our managing director Dale Parmenter has once again been shortlisted. The Event 100 Club brings together leading figures in the events industry, creating a shortlist of the most influential people working in the field today.  We’re hoping that you will feel, as we do, that Dale thoroughly deserves his place on this list after an amazing year, and that you’ll support him by voting in the poll.

Visit the online edition of Event Magazine here to learn more about the Event 100 Club or alternatively, head straight to the poll here and vote for Dale.  It only takes a few minutes and allows you to have your say on who should top this important industry poll. Please register your vote by Friday 15th November to ensure that your say is counted in this year’s 100 Club.

Dale is an active member of numerous industry associations helping to drive policy and effective change. Dale is currently the Chairman of industry body Eventia, taking this extremely senior position within our industry earlier in the year. As a board member of the IVCA, Dale is also integral to the current merger between the two bodies creating the largest communication and events association in the UK.  Dale is also a patron of Springboard, the charity focused on creating careers in the leisure, hospitality and events industries for the underprivileged and long term unemployed.

This year, Dale welcomed over 100 of our friends and clients to the #drpboom event which officially opened our brand-new creative production studios in the midlands. This event marked a significant milestone for the business as part of a massive £3.6 Million investment programme in the group, focused on developing our people and improving our already excellent facilities. As part of this programme, Dale has created 25 new jobs and continues to champion both work experience and apprenticeship programmes within our industry.

Dale is also a champion of CSR and environmental responsibility within the industry promoting its benefits to suppliers and agencies to keep the green agenda at the forefront of what we do.  This includes driving the SAVE programme in conjunction with Eco Events to make sustainable events management both realistic and affordable for suppliers, agencies and corporates across industry sectors.

In the past 12 months, the drpgroup has won 15 industry awards for our exceptional projects. These include awards at the, Eventia Awards, IVCA Awards, Livecom Awards, M&IT Awards, IOIC Awards, C&IT Awards, FM&BE awards and Worcestershire Ambassadors awards.

Marco Forgione, CEO of the IVCA and colleague of Dale’s, had this to say about his inclusion on the list, “Dale Parmenter, as MD of the drpgroup, has created one of the leading creative, live and experiential communication groups operating today. Dale has been central to leading the industry on a wide range of issues including CSR, sustainability and environmental issues. He has been at the forefront of recognising and describing the new communication landscape and the central role of live events in meeting broader strategic business aims.

Dale’s focus on effective outcomes for his clients has helped build strong, long term relationships supported by a great, engaged and inspiring team. He’s also one of the nicest guys you could hope to meet.”

Please visit the Event 100 Club portal and vote for Dale with thanks from the drpteam.