A CREATIVE communications agency is celebrating after being awarded the highest accreditation for the way it invests and supports its people.  

DRPG, based in Hartlebury, has been given platinum status by the Investors in People scheme- a prestigious award only given to two per cent of the 50,000 companies assessed during the scheme's history.

Investors in People specialise in transforming business performance through people and is known to help businesses grow, develop and compete ensuring that people remain at the forefront the whole time.

The Platinum status means principles, policies and practices around supporting people are embedded in every corner of the organisation.

The report emphasised a strong culture of trust, inclusion and empowerment within DRPG, saying: “People are truly at the heart of your plans for success.

"Your approach is bringing success, and the ambitious crusade to accelerate growth to achieve £100M turnover is being supported enthusiastically by everyone.”

The auditors also highlighted the firm's successful navigation of the pandemic. They said: “It’s remarkable how well you have sustained this through the current lockdown and are already exploiting opportunities for changes in services and methods as a result of it.”

Dale Parmenter, CEO of DRPG, said: “Our team lie at the heart of the business and are central to every success that we achieve together.

"I am more than proud of all our team who, no matter how much we grow, keep that family feel that drives our culture and keeps us true to our values.

"Not only is it an honour to be awarded the highest accreditation, it is also a learning opportunity which helps us to highlight areas we should be proud of and those which can be improved further, helping to hold us accountable to our people and our values.”

DRPG was first given Investors in People accreditation in 2004 and have moved up the ranks during three-year evaluations from Bronze,Silver and Gold to reach Platinum.

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said, “We’d like to congratulate DRPG. Platinum accreditation on We invest in people is a remarkable effort for any organisation.”