Charlie’s career has always been in ‘live’ and he brings (almost) 30 years of experience to bare.
In 2002 Charlie founded BE Vivid, a creative event and experience agency that partners with complimentary businesses to realise projects in both domestic and global markets. Internally Charlie’s main role is to drive business strategy. Externally, he focuses on supporting a client’s strategic communication thinking and then leading project teams to translate the agreed deliverables into engaging moments. Although currently focusing on BE Vivid, Charlie has never lost his entrepreneurial spark and in the last 10 years has also been part of teams that have launched a TV, Film and animation business, an outdoor sport and fitness show and the largest closed-road triathlon on the south coast.
Giving something back and investing in the future of the industry has always been important to Charlie. Over the years BE Vivid has offered internships to third year students studying Event Management degrees and Charlie has been a mentor at both Sussex and Brighton Universities supporting the International Business and Event Management courses.
Charlie lives in Brighton and Hove with his wife and two children. He and his family can often be found bobbing about in the sea, or walking the South Downs with their dog ‘Eddie’.