Every day, we work with the best UK and international musicians and performers – both established and emerging. They trust us to help deliver their music and their message with professionalism and creativity. Folded Wing have an unmatched understanding of the evolving relationship between artists, content and brands – and we can make that relationship work for you.
We take pride in delivering the highest quality audio content, whether it’s a branded podcast, an internationally syndicated weekly show or a crafted BBC documentary. We can create everything from a 30-second commercial to a fully functioning radio station and our technical standards, innovation and attention to detail are second to none. Our state-of-the-art studio is also available to hire.
Folded Wing will help place your audio content in the most effective location – whether that’s iTunes, leading music blogs, online fan communities or international radio stations. Every project – no matter what size – benefits from our digital broadcast and specialist music expertise.
Karen is passionate about music and radio, and about finding new ways to combine the two. That’s why she set up Folded Wing, and why it’s now recognised as one of the most innovative production companies around. She developed her production skills at BBC Radio 1, including seven years with Gilles Peterson’s legendary Worldwide show. She’s a respected club DJ and an authority on a wide range of cutting edge music.
Ian is one of the most experienced programme makers in UK radio, with more than three decades as a producer, presenter, editor and senior leader. He joined Folded Wing in 2007, is the Executive Producer for all our BBC shows, and oversees other key projects. He specialises in developing existing and new on-air talent.
Jim makes sure that all jobs get done to brief, on time and within budget, and manages all of Folded Wing’s partnerships. Before joining Folded Wing in 2010, he worked in ad agencies for ten years, managing high profile campaigns for clients such as Rizla, Häagen-Dazs and Procter & Gamble. Jim has an encyclopedic knowledge of music, covering all styles from jazz to house, reggae to rock.
In a career spanning 15 years, John has worked across a range of BBC shows and networks, and with some of the best known names in radio. He’s also an experienced music producer and co-owner of an electronic music label. John has produced The Selector since 2010, winning numerous awards, and engineering and mixing sessions from more than 100 bands along the way.
Micky has more than 20 years of broadcast production experience, most of it at the BBC. He has worked with Folded Wing since 2010 and has recorded, filmed, edited and mixed some of our biggest projects. Micky's real talent lies beyond just the technical, he brings an essential creative input that can lift our production ideas off the page.
Pete joined the team after doing work experience with us in 2012. He’d previously worked in local BBC and commercial radio as a Broadcast Journalist and Assistant Producer, and is a graduate of the BBC's Kick Off training scheme. Pete works across all of Folded Wing’s output with a focus on The Selector for the British Council.
Before joining Folded Wing in 2013, Lucy was an intern at BBC 6 Music and produced shows for the digital radio station Amazing. Lucy works as an Assistant Producer on both Jamie Cullum's show on BBC Radio 2 and Monki on BBC Radio 1/1Xtra. In 2014, she produced her first documentary for BBC Radio 1, 'Scandinavian Invasion'.
Matt's passion for radio was first ignited whilst studying at the University of Liverpool where he was part of the Uni's LSRadio team. Matt first came to Folded Wing in 2013 to do a work experience placement, and has recently become a freelance Production Assistant at the company. Matt works across all of our shows, and manages Folded Wing's social media.
Sandie has a very special interest in Folded Wing’s continued success, as CEO Karen P’s Mum. She’s had many years experience in office management and book-keeping, including running the UK office for an international freight forwarding company. Her main interests are being Karen’s number one fan, and proudest Mum.
The Radio Academy is a charity dedicated to the promotion of excellence in UK radio and audio production. Folded Wing is a patron of the Radio Academy and our CEO Karen Pearson is a trustee.
Folded Wing is a partner of 120 from TM, a lifestyle platform dedicated to weekend escapes 120 minutes from global cities and features tailored playlists to accompany you to your chosen destination, each with a run time of 120 minutes!
Each year, the Radio Academy’s “30 under 30” project seeks the brightest talent under 30 working in UK radio. Folded Wing’s CEO Karen Pearson is on the judging panel.
Sound Women aims to raise the profile of women working in audio, and provides advice, mentoring and networking opportunities. Folded Wing’s Karen Pearson is on the Sound Women board and helped select more than 200 inspirational women to be involved in the project.
Folded Wing is a member of RIG, a non-profit making body that represents the interests and needs of the UK’s independent radio production industry.
2011 Indie of the Year (Gold Winner)
In 2011 Folded Wing were named Indie of the Year (Gold Winner) at The Radio Academy & Radio Independents Group’s Radio Production Awards.
“The judges were struck by the diversity of Folded Wing’s output both in terms of their sounds and of their client base and perhaps above all by their extraordinary growth in difficult economic times.”
The Radio Academy/RIG
Folded Wing were named among the UK’s most innovative companies in the 2012 Smarta 100 Awards.
The awards recognise small businesses which are mould-breaking, dynamic and make a significant difference in their industries.
The Radio Academy Awards recognise the best of the best in the UK radio industry and celebrate outstanding achievement.
2014 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won Gold for Best Music Programme
2013 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 was nominated for Music Broadcaster of the Year
2008 - Our Bookslam podcast won Gold for Best Internet Programme
The New York Festival's International Radio Program Awards honours radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.
2014 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won a Bronze Award
2013 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won a Silver Award
2012 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won a Silver Award
2011 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won 2 x Bronze Awards
2011 - The Selector for The British Council won a Bronze Award