David Chilton founded Essential Music in 1986, after training at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. He has been making radio programmes for over 30 years, and has won many awards for his sound design, editing and music composition on radio dramas and features.

Lucinda Mason Brown worked in BBC Radio Drama and at the BBC Writers Room. An experienced director and script editor, Lucinda has over one hundred radio drama credits plus arts-related features, narrative-driven comedy, many readings and short stories. Since winning the BBC Maigret Music Challenge that led to two series for Radio 4, Lucinda has embraced many sound design and music challenges on the radio, from the eerie atmospheres of Richard Imison Award nominee All God’s Children to the Celtic soundscapes and songs of six-Afternoon Play series Arthur. Lucinda looks after Goldhawk’s drama commissions.

James Peak spent ten years as a Producer & Director making BBC documentaries Back to the Floor and Trouble at the Top, and children’s programmes  Blue Peter and GCSE Bitesize. He went on to develop the start-up videojug.com, where he wrote the 80 million hit web series The Love Story. He was Content Director at children’s app-design studio Mindshapes, where he developed and designed educational iOS products, including the award-winning apps The Opposites and My Story World. James recently produced and co-wrote John Cleese Presents, a R4 comedy with John Cleese and Harriet Carmichael (as well as Eddie Izzard and Peter Richardson) which broadcast in July 2017, and published his first novel Scoundrels with Duncan Crowe, through Black Door Press.