DRPG inventment continues despite Covid-19

(left to right ) Richard Hingley Group Creative director and Dale Parmenter Group CEO

Work has just started on DRPG’s new scenic warehouse facility. The 15,000sqft new build at the Group’s Worcestershire studio complex will be completed in December 2020 and is part of a significant £6M three-year investment programme which has continued despite COVID-19.

“As difficult as times are, we must remain positive and look to the future” Says Dale Parmenter, CEO. “We identified last year that to enable us to achieve our 3-year growth plan, we have to continue to invest in our people, facilities and infrastructure – the good times will return and we have to be ready. The pandemic has allowed us to bring forward certain investments, which we had planned for 2021/2. When looking at recent announcements of being in a recession worse for 11 years ago, this cannot be all things considered by turning the tap off to our economy with COVID-19 prevented growth. It will turn around once everything is turned back on.”

The new warehouse facility is part of an ongoing programme of improvements across the Group, including a £1.7M new comms, creative and team wellbeing centre which is nearing completion; £500k on a new roof with 750 solar panels installed; £700k invested in digital technology; new online project management and CRM system; build of a new media and virtual centre at our Windsor site, and the opening of the new Cologne HQ, which goes live in September.

In preparation for the return of certain sectors, DRPG will be opening their doors again, both live and virtually keeping with government guidelines, for their annual ‘Recruitment Day’ taking place on Thursday 3rd & 4th September. This will allow people to safely book in times to meet with our team, in person or online, following all government guidelines. It is key to secure the business with the talent to continue being a stable business. More details will be shared in due course.

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