Services

Access to artists
Access to artists

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.

Quality  production
Quality production

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.

Platforms and syndication partners
Platforms and syndication partners

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.

Training
Training

We train producers and presenters to the highest standards in the UK and across the world. Our work with the British Council has seen us support radio station teams from Bosnia and Mauritius to Kazakhstan; and we regularly develop new on-air talent for the BBC and other clients.

Team

Karen Pearson
Karen Pearson
Founder & CEO

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.

Ella-mai Robey
Ella-mai Robey
Head of Content

Ella-mai arrived at Folded Wing from the BBC World Service and Nations Division, where she was Senior Adviser to the Executive Leadership Team.  Prior to that she was Editor of Radio 4’s live daily arts programme, Front Row - and has had a diverse career in both speech and music programming:  from high profile live music OB's to beat-mixed electronic music podcasts.

Nat Baker
Nat Baker
Production Manager

Nat has over 20 years’ experience supporting and organising all types of people from a huge variety of industries. She joined Folded Wing in 2021 armed with an expansive passion for music, radio, all that goes in-between plus boundless enthusiasm. 

Karl Bos
Karl Bos
Producer

Karl started his radio journey aged 15 presenting on a local community station and never looked back.  After spells on student and internet radio, then 6 years at the BBC producing arts and culture programmes and documentaries, he joined Folded Wing.

Pippa Brown
Pippa Brown
Producer

Pippa found her love for radio whilst studying at the University of East Anglia, where she also started up a cassette tape label and the first student-led festival there. At Folded Wing, she is the Producer of BBC Introducing on Radio 1 with Gemma Bradley, BBC Introducing on R1 Dance with Jaguar, and Selector Radio with Jamz Supernova for the British Council.

Matthew Broderick
Matthew Broderick
Assistant Producer

Matt got into radio through volunteering at a local community station where he then went on to study at Point Blank Music School. Upon completing his course, he was offered a place on the internship programme where he was then promoted to a Production Assistant then Assistant Producer, working across multiple projects at Folded Wing.

Ian Parkinson
Ian Parkinson
Executive Producer

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 and is the Executive Producer for many of our BBC shows including Jamie Cullum’s BBC Radio 2 show, and oversees other key projects. He specialises in developing existing and new on-air talent.

Sandie Pearson
Sandie Pearson
Office Manager

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.

Fran Hayfron
Fran Hayfron
Assistant Producer

Fran has been immersed in music all her life, from DJ’ing to Radio production including The Hot Pot Show with Mr Scruff & Treva Whateva, Electric Souls Sound System with The Unabombers and working on shows such as The Essential Mix (BBC R1). Her experience and enthusiasm are limitless which makes her a perfect asset working with our team on FTLOHH. 

Caoileann Hegarty
Caoileann Hegarty
Assistant Producer

Caoileann began her career at BBC Radio Ulster and since then has worked at BBC Radio 3, BBC Music, MTV, Glastonbury, The Proms and TV productions for BBC Two, Three and Four.

At Folded Wing Caoileann is the Assistant Producer for BBC Introducing on Radio 1 with Gemma Bradley and BBC Introducing on R1 Dance with Jaguar, as well as producing the pop-filled Y2K mix for BBC Sounds.

The Team
The Team
Check out what we're listening to...

Fancy gaining an insight into what our team of music lovers are listening to right now? Be sure to check out our Spotify playlists!

Partnerships

Radio Academy

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.

Audio UK

Folded Wing is a member of Audio UK, a non-profit making body that represents the interests and needs of the UK’s independent radio production industry.

Our CEO is currently on the board of directors.

Tomorrow's Warriors

Folded Wing is proud to partner with jazz talent development organisation Tomorrows Warriors on Roots to the Future.

Roots to the Future is a new audio industry development scheme that aims to increase diverse representation at entry level in the audio production industry.

More info here.

120 from

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!

Company Awards

Audio Production Awards

2021 Best Host - Speech Audio (Gold) - BARS with Lady Unchained
Folded Wing for Prison Radio Association

In 2021, Folded Wing were part of the team who won the Best Host - Speech Audio (Gold) award at the Audio Production Awards (“APA’s”) for BARS, a show specifically created to help prisoners process their emotions, experiences and help develop themselves personally.

2011 Indie of the Year (Gold)

In 2011 Folded Wing were named Indie of the Year (Gold) at The APA’s.

“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

 

Audio and Radio Industry Awards

The ARIAS (Audio and Radio Industry Awards), previously the Radio Academy Awards, recognise the best of the best in the UK radio industry and celebrate outstanding achievement.

2022 - BARS with Lady Unchained - Folded Wing for Prison Radio Association won Silver in The Impact Award

2018 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won silver for Best Music Presenter - Non Breakfast

2016 - Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2 won Silver for Music Broadcaster of the Year 

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

DJMag's Best of British Awards

The Best of British Awards were launched by DJ Mag in 2007 to celebrate dance music talent and platforms within Great Britain.

In 2021, Folded Wing's show presented by Jaguar on BBC Introducing on Radio 1 Dance won Best Radio Show.

New York Festivals Radio Awards

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

Smarta 100 Awards

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 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards have been running since 2005. The awards celebrate and recognise the vibrancy, diversity, talent and breadth of the jazz scene throughout the UK. They are organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Group in conjunction with Pizza Express Live (2017-2022).

In 2014, The Jazz Show with Jamie Cullum won the Jazz Media Award.