Ruffles will be the lead project manager for events that include Office Depot's annual conference as well as assisting on the Lloyds Banking Group account. He was previously event director at Big Cat Group, working with clients such as Google and the NHS.
DRP has also hired two new events assistants - Ella Green and Jayde Betson - while events assistants Gemma Pulling and Heather Pedwell have been promoted to project managers. Project managers Emma Southall and Kerry Buthee join Ruffles in the senior team. Senior project manager Gemma Lockwood has been made head of project management under director of events Jane Jones.