Dean Carby

Company name 

VNV Live

Profession

Entertainment & Event Production Agency

Power group

Hospitality

Bio

VNV Live is the innovative live events company specialising in professional audio, lighting and staging services for private, public & corporate events.

Our story: Coming from DJ & club promotion background over 10 years ago, VNV Live LTD have travelled far and wide and done may events. We started making name for ourselves for weddings and corporate events because we brought the same excitement from a modern and cool club to a wedding.

We now do on average 3-4 events per week with an average of over 100 events per year. We are known for our international dj services and as we evolved audio visual production management and event design became our next phase that we are now leading in.

What we bring to the table

Years of events experience along with a rich list of contacts in the events, hospitality and business sector. A Positive attitude, charisma and charm.

All about me

Likes: Creativity, ideas and design

Dislikes: Negative people and environments

One thing you wouldn’t know about me

I enjoy watching Come Dine With Me

What word or phrase best sums you up

Innovative

What’s your greatest achievement to date

Being recognised as a leader and innovator in great event production.

Quick fire questions

How long have you been a BNI member?

Less than a year

What does your company do?

VNV Live is the innovative live events company specialising in professional audio, lighting and staging services for private, public & corporate events.

What is your job title?

Director

What does your role entail, in a nutshell?

Management, facilitation and coordination of various entertainment and audio-visual services for events.

Why did you decide to take that direction?

I love concept, planning and execution. With my background in music and entertainment, I began to make a name for myself and was in high demand. The realisation that people didn’t necessarily want me in particular, but just a dependable and reliable service led me to creating an entertainment agency providing the best in entertainment and production in one place. I love bringing ideas and concepts to life!

How do you help your community?

Inviting young people as often as possible for internships, apprenticeships and paid work teaching them the event business.

What is the most exciting / rewarding aspect of your role?

Bringing clients dreams and visions to reality, transforming venues, giving them the wow factor and making them feel great.

Why did you join BNI?

To expand my horizons, network with like-minded professionals on a regular basis and enhance business skills.

What has BNI done for you?

BNI has taught me to be a more confident, always being prepared to have pitch ready at all times and having the discipline to waking up early and routine for weekly meetings

Any pearls of wisdom for fellow entrepreneurs / Business Professionals?

Never stop Networking. Never stop talking to the people behind and ahead of you. Always put yourself in an environment to learn more than you currently know.