dbn was originally owned and run by its founder, the Rochdale based lighting designer, Geoff Buckley. Throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s dbn specialised primarily in lighting for rock & roll and nightclubs.

We were early investors in intelligent lights and, as Manchester’s most innovative lighting company, lit most of the famous bands and clubs from the ‘Madchester’ period at one time or another.

The current management, who had worked for and with dbn for many of the preceding years, purchased and took over the running of the company on April Fools’ Day 1998.
The same core team of people continue to run the company to this day.
Since then we have continued to expand and, as the business has developed, the focus of the company has shifted towards the corporate sector, where we have built close working relationships with some of the industry’s finest production companies.

For information about specific people, click on the department headings on the right