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DRPG welcomes 65 new staff members

DRPG has welcomed 65 new team members, all who joined in 2020 and introduced to their new colleagues at the Christmas conference.

The agency's annual Christmas conference was held online on 22 December 2020 as part of a virtual experience that included presentations, an award ceremony and a virtual after party, all broadcast from DRPG's 212 Studios in Worcestershire.

The new staff members were welcomed with a Drip Show, an interactive entertainment show which included games, quizzes, challenges and more.

Dale Parmenter, CEO of DRPG, spoke about the importance of bringing the team together: “2020 was an incredibly challenging year with a 50% drop in sales, we felt it vital to bring the team together with their families for a light-hearted and celebratory look back at the year. It may have looked different this year with our global team working from home, but we still ended the year together as a team.

"A fitting online end to an online year, we celebrated the wins, lamented the lows, laughed together at the bloopers and shared in games and activities. It is so important to come together at the end of the year and take the time to reflect, but more importantly to look forward as a team. We couldn’t do the traditional Christmas party, so our virtual experiences team worked hard behind the scenes to make sure we could still be together for a fantastic virtual get together.”

Using four of the eleven studios, the conference also saw heads of departments review the successes and challenges of the year, in addition to the annual Anything's Possible award ceremony.

Using the groups XR studio, the awards celebrated team members across the group who had "shown outstanding achievements during the year and have lived by the company’s five values of Belief, Passion, Understanding, Effectiveness and Trust". Awards were also given to the Team Member of the Year, who "epitomises the values and lives the anything’s possible culture", and theTeam of the Year, won by the team "whose combined actions and results have clearly demonstrated that anything really is possible every year". For the first time, this was awarded to the entire company, meaning all employees received a bonus in the form of an equal share of the profit the group made in 2020.

Parmenter said: “It has been a tough year and there are more challenges to come, but we have proven in 2020 that by working together, flexibly and remotely we are still able to achieve great results, and remain a safe, secure and trusted partner. We face yet more uncertain times in 2021, but it is a credit to the team that we face it from a standpoint of stability, and ready to take on the challenges.”