drp growth continues, three new Possiblers join

drp has reported considerable growth across the company, and April sees three new team members join the communications team. With a higher demand for the creative communications services, drp has devised three new positions, with Ben Barnes joining as digital and communications project specialist, Raven Brookes as content marketer and sub editor, and Nisha Withers as comms services manager.

As digital and communications specialist, Barnes will be managing the implementation and engagement of digital communications projects. He has been established in the digital and communications industry for over 22 years and founded marketing and design agency NinetyFiveCreative. He has vast experience in delivering and managing projects, and has worked with clients such as, Diageo, GSK, Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, Gucci, and Worcester University.

Barnes, commented: “I’m very excited to be at drp. It’s a fantastic business, and a great example of not only how to be innovative and creative, but also how to be be open, honest, and trustworthy to employees and clients.”

Raven Brookes will be delivering branded content for drp clients and working collaboratively with the rest of the creative team to deliver the best possible ROI. Brookes’ skillset includes sub-editing, copywriting, content marketing, and campaign development, to name some, which will be utilised extensively in her role as content marketer and sub editor. She has previously been employed by consultancies and associations, as well as internal and external publications as an editor-in-chief.

Nisha Withers joined drp as a comms services manager. Withers will be working with the creative team to project managing the communications teams’ tasks and projects, as well as maintaining the scheduling of these. She has 20 years’ experience in the design industry having co-owned a design agency and freelancing across the West Midlands.

Dale Parmenter, CEO at drp, said: “drp has seen a notable increase in demand for not only our communications services, but services across the company. It is essential for us to maximise on this by bringing in the brightest and most determined individuals to maintain our expertise in all areas of the business. It will always be essential to us to employ people who have the ‘anything is possible’ mind-set inherent in their work ethos, which drp upholds.”

Within the last four years drp has seen a staff retention of 90%, and is continuously growing the team, with 184 highly specialist professionals in three different UK 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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