The Drpgroup officially opened their new midlands studio complex with a launch party last Thursday and Friday. The company themed the event in a 1940s style, complete with a spitfire outside replicating the original purpose of the building as a spitfire engine parts and storage production facility. The Drpgroup have spent £3.6m on kitting out the new building and restoring some of its original features.
All Drpgroup clients were invited to the event and given the chance to experience the wartime ambience outside before being taken on tours of the building by members of the Drpteam. Each department had the chance to showcase what they do, but with a fun element to it.
Guests were able to see the four new edit suites as well as the new audio suite, also housing its own in-house cinema, which can seat 30 guests. Studio One hosted the evening’s dinner with a three-course meal and added special guests, from a choir to aerialists and drummers, rounded off by entertainment from X Factor’s very own Duke.
Dale Parmenter, MD of the Drpgroup, opened the evening with a few words, later giving guests the opportunity to have an inside look into the making of 212, the company’s new home .
This led to chaos in the room with alarms being activated and guests being ushered outside by military officers. Once outside guests were treated to a finale show using projection mapping which took guests on a journey from 1940 to the current day.
With many of our client’s attending our event it felt appropriate to invite IVCA CEO Marco Forgione and the current chair of Eventia Simon Hughes to officially open the building with a speech.