We are delighted to announce that EVCOM Member and long-time supporter of the EVCOM community, DRPG, will be the headline sponsors of the EVCOM Clarion Awards.
Claire Fennelow, EVCOM’s Executive Director, says, “The EVCOM Clarion Awards have sustainability at their core, and so we couldn’t think of a better sponsor for them than DRPG. DRPG have been supporters of the EVCOM Clarion Awards from the start. We are really looking forward to working together to deliver a sustainability-focused ceremony which will celebrate cause-driven live and film work that seeks to make a difference. Thank you to DRPG for supporting EVCOM and these vital awards.”
CEO of DRPG, Dale Parmenter, explains the reasoning for taking on the sponsorship deal. “It’s easy to get caught up in the return of live events, but we need to remember what we’ve learned over the past two years to get to this point. The EVCOM Clarion Awards provide us with a poignant reminder and celebration of all the great projects and initiatives achieved in the tumultuous period that our events and creative industries have been through. We’re proud to be aligned to this awards programme, and as an EVCOM member, because the core message of ‘giving something back’ mirrors our own existing business values. For DRPG, 2022 is the year of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit.”
With a list of community led and environment focused accolades and awards spanning over 15 years, DRPG has put itself forward to be the leading brand associated with the awards for 2022. The sponsorship comes after the group signed up to the pledge for Net-Zero Events by 2050 during COP-26 in 2021, as well as announcing a personal goal of becoming a net-zero business by 2025.
Parmenter adds, “As an agency who are well accredited when it comes to supporting local communities, internal teams and aligning our output towards the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Goals, ISO14001 & 20211, we are also working towards B-Corp and waiting to hear if we have achieved the Queens award for sustainable growth. We understand our crucial responsibility in guiding corporate clients in this direction too.
“There is a great buzz around the events industry in particular right now, around sustainability and plans to lower the carbon footprint from the experiences we create. There is no choice for our clients to create anything other than an environmentally conscious event with DRPG today. With the right guidance from us, as agencies, we hope our best practice can educate corporate sectors to deliver on their ESG goals not only in their event delivery, but through internal communications.”
The EVCOM Clarion Awards ceremony will be taking place on the 23rd June. We will be releasing tickets to the ceremony closer to the time, but for now make sure you save the date!