'We disrupted the status quo': How DHP Family became the fastest-rising promoter in the business

James Hanley

Midway through the last decade, DHP Family went back to school – literally. The multi award-winning independent promoter and venue operator upped sticks to its current two-storey Nottingham HQ, the childhood stomping ground of DHP owner George Akins’ father.

“It was a little Catholic school that he went to as an eight-year-old – the two or three days he went – because I don’t think he frequented school very often,” grins Akins. “It was derelict when he bought it, so ...

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