The Evolution of the Ntertain Events Ltd: By John Norcott, BA Hons Managing Director.
First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website and to spend a little time getting to know who we are and what we offer. Ntertain was launched in 2013 at Revolution Bar in Wigan shortly after I won Best Entertainment Act at the North West Wedding Awards, organised by County Brides Magazine. Winning the Award sparked some local media interest and so I thought it was as good a time as any to get the ball rolling with my agency plans. For years I had been asked for advice from fellow entertainers about sourcing work, picking songs, buying equipment and general marketing which I would happily help with and so it felt like a natural progression to be able to be able to help in a more professional capacity. It was also getting busy for me personally as an entertainer and so clients would often ask if I wasn't available, who I would recommend.
I have been very lucky over the years to have worked alongside some very talented people and so when it came to filling my books it was pretty easy to get started. I already had a pool of fantastic entertainers that I would happliy represent and as I had been in the industry for a number of years I also knew the acts who were unreliable etc and so could avoid.
In the beginning I had the idea of producing showcases where customers could come along and enjoy a show where they could essentially "try before they buy" in particular for wedding entertainment. We would have up to 10 different entertainment acts including Magicians, Singers, Bands and Musicians performing live allowing clients to see exactly what they would get for their event and even to gain some inspiration if they didn't really know what they wanted. Since our launch in 2013 we have organised 14 showcases in 10 different venues and won 'Wedding Business of the Year' 2014 and was a finalist in the Entertainment Agency of the Year category for 2015, 2016 & 2017 in the North West Wedding Awards.
In 2015, Ntertain Events Ltd launched the Ntertain Agency and Act Development strands to the business. We are looking to build further with an aim to be the first choice company when people need high quality entertainment and suppliers for any special occcasion. So if you are planning a private party, wedding, corporate event or birthday party... let us 'Ntertain' you!