Dean CarbySuccess Stories Dean

VNV Sounds

Dean, 27, started as a DJ when he was just 18. He has now successfully built up a business in providing professional DJ's, sound production, lighting effects and presentations for private and corporate events.

What does your business do?
We provide DJ’s, sound production and events production.
Why did you start the business?
When I was 18, I started DJ-ing and putting on my own club nights, and they became really popular, drawing crowds of over 600 people. 
I went and studied Bio-Medical Science, but throughout my degree I was DJing and selling CD’s. When I graduated, I knew what I wanted to do. It wasn’t science!
In the past year I have found a niche. I enjoy doing club nights, but I have a passion for the private and corporate events. They’re the best.
What is the key to your success?
I’m always working hard! And networking too; someone told me no matter how much money you make, what really matters are the relationships with people. I still have old clients and friends recommending my services to people, and that’s what brings in a lot of business.
What’s the hardest thing about being an entrepreneur?
I reckon the hardest thing is also the most exciting. And that’s working hard every day to get to where you want to be. No one can tell you when that day comes, only you’ll know.
What is your ambition for your business?
I would love for my skills and services to take me around the world. I’ve been flown to DJ for events in LA, Barcelona, Dubai… I’d like a lot more jobs like that.
Watch Dean and his team transform the West Reservoir Centre