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D J Pope Creative

Specialising in the design and build of G.R.P. Props and Scenery for the theme park and leisure industry.



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Colin J Bryan

former CEO
Drayton Manor Park

The Father and Son team of Derek and Jonathan Pope are an exceptional creative team. When the Theme Park was after a team of Theming Artists, creators and Set Designers we asked them that apart from being able to decorate can they create themed scenes for improvements to Thomas Land from 2008 and onwards, Thomas and Friends themed Bedrooms within the new Hotel opened in 2011, the Knight Before Christmas opened in 2012 and Dinosaur Land plus numerous designs for Zoo Themed improvements they gave a great big thumbs up. The answer is “Yes” now what’s the question?

Drayton Manor Theme Park Ltd have used Derek and Jonathan Pope for the last 8 years and previously as Decorative Artists far longer.

They are reliable, give quality products in plaster, fibreglass, stonework and of course artistry as real as is possible. “A very valuable asset they are indeed, to be able to speak to someone who instantly can see eye to eye as to what it is you are on about and deliver as detailed


John Delli Priscoli

park owner
Edeville USA

The Popes show great pride in their work as every detail in the theming of props is very carefully thought about. When they showed us the drawings of how they wanted to theme out the buildings, I could not even imagine how they would accomplish it, they have thought about every detail large and small nothing is left un-themed. They have been a major factor as to how beautiful Thomas Land turned out. They are always available anytime night and day and have been more than accommodating..


Martin Wright

Director of Commercial Operations
Drayton Manor Park

Jonathan Pope was commissioned to produce a number of themed character based displays, for both the hotel bedrooms and public areas, here at the Drayton Manor Hotel.

The standard or work, attention to detail along with quality of individual design and manufacture, have proved to not only enhance the guest experience here at the hotel, but have enabled us to provide an exciting and memorable journey for our younger visitors, creating premium experience and feel to the finished article, all of which have been agreed and approved by the brand owner.

It is rare to find bespoke craftsmanship in today's society, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Jonathan to any prospective client.



Phil Brampton

General Manager
Drayton Manor Hotel

Jonathan Pope (Pope Creative) brought the new Viking Themed Bedrooms at Drayton Manor Hotel to life, surpassing the expectations we had when we created the original design plans for the themed rooms.

This was a new concept for the resort and the vision, attention to detail and standard of craftsmanship shown by Jonathan, Gaynor and the team was incredible. The result is that we have a premium room type that we’re really proud of, something that creates an immersive, fun experience for our guests which is truly memorable. I would strongly recommend Pope Creative to any business who have the ambition to turn an idea in to a reality, they provide a remarkably high level of service.     


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