Neil has worked in radio since finishing a degree and post graduate studies in music. He began as a BBC sound engineer in the mid-80s, moving on to become a radio producer in 1989. He has been a freelance producer and writer since 1995. His programmes have won awards in both the commercial and corporate markets and at the Sony Radio Awards. Over the years, Neil has worked with most of the leading names in UK music radio (Alan Freeman, Charlie Gillett, Bob Harris, Tommy Vance, Annie Nightingale, Steve Lamacq, Johnnie Walker etc.). He was Richard Allinson’s music programmer and on-air producer at the BBC when Richard was presented with his Gold Award in 1998. (Neil also worked with Richard on events such as the Brit and Ivor Novello Awards, McCartney’s return to The Cavern and The Cambridge Folk Festival).