Radio and Audio Producer, Presenter and Podcaster

“Nicki’s friendly approachable style is a joy to listen to!”

Jane Garvey

Presenter, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour

“Nicki has been an important part of the Sound Women podcast team. She’s extremely enthusiastic and has contributed lots of ideas over the last 12 months. Her on air contribution has also been significant. She has a great voice and tone, her genuine interest in people has been apparent in all the interviews she has conducted for Sound Women”

Nan Davies

Executive Producer, Somethin' Else

“Nicki Bannerman is a natural presenter and is inquisitive and enthusiastic. Nicki researches and interviews inspiring female guests. She is a great bonus for Radio Gorgeous.”

Josephine Pembroke

Founder, Radio Gorgeous

“Nicki has proved to be an imaginative and innovative writer who has brought a new aspect to the pages of Essex Life magazine. Her work is on time, entertaining and exceeds expectations.”

Julian Read

Editor, Archant Anglia Magazine

My name is Nicki Bannerman – I have enjoyed an incredible career working in tv, film and music licensing, video and music product development and marketing books and magazines in interesting countries with fascinating people and oh quite a few well-known ones. From launching music bands to theatre tickets, brands and sponsoring and producing tv and radio commercials in recording studios.

Oh and I worked for amazing entertainment brands such as Time Warner, Virgin and Viacom. I then ran my own PR agency in luxury lifestyle and leisure with publicity for Dreamworks Films and Newmarket Racecourses new Grandstand, Ladies Day and music events as my first Clients.

And now… here are some of the fabulous radio stations, podcasts, audio and voice work who have given me the passion and the opportunity to combine my love of human interest with a great story or cause for my second career and for that – I thank you for believing in me!…

Radio Gorgeous – London’s internet radio station where only women do the talking – Producer/Presenter of Podcasts

Sound Women
– the charity and network for the broadcast and audio industry changing the industry for women – Producer/Presenter of Podcasts

BBC Essex
– Sadie Nine show ‘Loud Women’ – guest Presenter

– Insight Connect Radio Channel for the blind and pop-up radio channel for music event

Basic Needs
– Charity for mental health and epilepsy for their website and social media

Voice Map
– GPS (Global Positioning System) One of London’s nominated storytellers of the app for audio walking tours

Community radio
– Leisure FM (North Essex) – Newsreader, reportage, roving reporter and co-presenter of the weekend breakfast show

Audio Production, Presenting and Voice work

Why Me?

I love freelancing as an Independent Audio Producer, Presenter and Podcaster – let me help you develop a creative concept for an audio programme, source guests, write a script, develop the interview, record and handle production and post-produce a bespoke audio programme for radio, podcast or your website.

I specialise in audio for brands and human interest. Let me share your stories in broadcast and media, health and wellbeing, notable achievers, worthy causes, arts, literature, lifestyle and music and of course …. women’s issues and helping men talk about difficult subjects… let me help you speak out….giving women and men a voice…

Following a career in entertainment and lifestyle brand marketing for Time Warner, Viacom, Virgin I then set up my own PR agency with Newmarket Racecourses and Dreamworks Films as my first Clients. I love helping brands develop ideas and can now combine brand marketing and publicity ideas with audio production to theme bespoke content for you. I love interviewing and sharing stories from community to Celebrity guests.

My PR agency has represented Clients within the arts, leisure, entertainment and lifestyle industry including launching Ladies Day and music nights at Newmarket Races, a Channel 4 tv series launch in East Anglia, the first wine education centre and vineyard in the UK and an inaugural Classical music Festival at an English castle and many more varied Clients. Nicki has handled multiple PR and publicity campaigns and has worked with planning and news departments at tv and radio stations.

Within my journalism and writing capacity, Nicki has hosted her own 3 pages for Archant Media glossy magazines for community clubs and societies for several years with inspiring community and charity stories including the homeless and bereaved.

She has freelanced for the arts pages of community and regional newspapers and written copy, brochures and websites.

We can get your brand noticed with…

Dynamic and innovative storytelling
In-depth Interviews with special guests to add value to your brand
In-depth conversations for the human touch
Bring your brand to life – the live theatre of the story with original content
Diversification from the traditional forms of media
Multi-platform – the long and short-form original content is shareable on social media, websites and podcasting platforms

And of course we can provide additional support with…

Sourcing high profile guests
Voice-over needs
Editing and post-production
Content distribution and technology

When can we get this happening?

We can have a brainstorming meeting – usually in London at my Club or your offices. Let’s explore creative ideas for guests and chat through ideas about budgets or for developing the concept. Or if preferred we can talk by Skype for your initial meeting.

We assess the communication whether it is quarterly, monthly or a one-off audio programme or even a 3, 6 or 10 or multi-part digital audio story. Working on an hourly or project basis to suit your needs and your budget as a freelancer and Independent Producer and Presenter.

Why Now?

Because at school my best subjects were talking too much and drama so a combination of talking and being dramatic must surely be my gift to the world!

Having yearned to work at the BBC at 15 and wanting to be a journalist at the same age I went into the world of advertising, so always BE TRUE TO YOURSELF!