Movers & shakers: 17.10.16

People moves at drp, Vivid Event Group, Farnborough International and more.


drp appointments

The drpevents team has announced four new recruits: Josh Berlen (above top left) as live event show technician, and Laura Ciancimino (above top right),  Emma Burgess (above bottom left) and Sarah Robinson (above bottom right) as event co-ordinators.

“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,” said Dale Parmenter, group CEO.

Vivid Event Group


Kelly Stewart has been appointed as Vivid Event Group’s new event operations manager. She will work across the group’s portfolio of events.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Kelly into the fold,” said director Rachel Hepburn. “Her experience will be a great asset to the business.

Farnborough International


The organisers of Farnborough International Airshow have appointed Mark Griffin (pictured above) to their business development team as venue consultant. Griffin will report into Farnborough International’s Michael Watton, and he will lead on the development of exhibition business opportunities for the Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre.

Full Circle Events

Raj Watts has joined Full Circle Events on a consultancy basis to assist the business through the next phase of the company’s growth. Julia White also joins the company, working with the team in the Midlands.

Drp wins EE contract after record 2015

EE has appointed drp as preferred partners to carry out the digital communications company’s conferences and live events.

The new contract will draw upon drp’s resources and experience in live events, and was won after a competitive tender process over the course of several months.

“We are all extremely excited about this fantastic opportunity to be working with EE and build upon our new professional relationship,” said drp board director of events and EE account director Matt Franks.

The communication agency also just announced that it ended 2015 with a turnover of more than £15m – a 20 per cent increase in profit on 2014.