The steering group have been crucial to the success of the ICEAWARDS by helping us test ideas and giving us guidance on messaging, branding and format. We meet twice a year to discuss and analyse trends and developments within the events sector. Our steering group are all senior professionals working within corporates across a wide range of market sectors.

They are not involved in the judging of any of the awards.

Dale Parmenter

Dale Parmenter


Dale has been in the presentation and communication industry for over 40 years. He left school with one goal to run his own business, after just 3 years the opportunity arose and Dale took it, operating at first from a small outbuilding at his parent’s home as a filmmaker.

Today drpg is recognised as one of the leading integrated, full- service presentation and communication groups, winning agency of the year multiple times. The drpg team comprises of over 380 specialists across multiple locations in Worcestershire, London, Windsor, Manchester, Germany, Ireland and the USA.

Dale is actively involved with key corporate clients, he works at a senior level assisting in the development of communication strategies and creating presentation vehicles, plus advice on how events can be made more sustainable.

Dale is passionate about sustainability and believes businesses should be fully integrated into the community. DRPG was the first agency globally to gain the ISO14001 and ISO20121 accreditations. The past 14 years Sustainability and CSR has been a major priority for all the group’s operations. With an active community programme, a series or environmental initiatives which include renewable energy, zero land fill waste and elimination of single use plastic.