drp boosts technical team with three appointments

Creative experience agency drp has boosted its technical services team with the appointments of Richard Fitzgerald as technical warehouse manager, as well as both Sam Bailey and Sam Dougan joining as live event show technicians.

As a technical warehouse manager, Fitzgerald will be managing the technical warehouse team at drp head office, and the tech that goes onsite for client projects and events. He has over 10 years’ experience in this area, having worked previously at Aventeq Limited, Central Presentations Limited and AT Communications.

Bailey has been in the technical equipment industry for more than ten years, and is highly experienced in lighting, digital projection, rigging, and networks. Previous projects include Farnborough Air Show, T in the Park, and the launch for the new Samsung VR Headset. He has worked with worldwide DB Systems where he specialised in visual equipment and networks.

Dougan will be handling all types of different equipment and working with clients helping to achieve their concepts and ideas onsite. With a strong background in production, tech, and staging, and having worked on a range of theatre designs, exhibitions, and events, Sam will be kick starting his role at drp.

Dale Parmenter, Group CEO at drp, commented: “drp has been significantly growing organically across all divisions in the business over the past few years, further re-enforcing our true multi-channel offering. Our clients’ demands have increased substantially, and it is vital to reflect this expansion by investing in our teams, to sustain effective capacity, capability, and effective solutions.”

Within the last four years drp has seen a staff retention of 90%, and is continuously growing the team, with 181 highly specialist professionals in three different U.K. offices. The expansion is expected to continue to expand organically during 2017, seeing further growth in all areas of the business.

Martin Fullard


Martin Fullard

Martin Fullard: journalist, presenter, producer. Martin is the Deputy Editor at Conference News and Conference & Meetings World magazines. He leads the digital channels on Mash Media’s Conference Division as well as heading up Mash TV. He is formerly a web editor at a national newspaper in the Middle East and motoring journalist.

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