Our Team

We love what we do and we believe that working in a great team is the best way to get things done. Here’s a bit more about the Wardour Studios team.

David Smith

Director of Wardour Studios and co-director of Small Wardour

David studied music and technology in Melbourne and has worked in audio production for over 20 years. His experience ranges from radio feature mixing and audiobook directing to commercial voiceover and music composition. David founded Wardour Studios in 2012.

Taryn Ferris

Facilities Manager

Taryn worked in higher education for ten years before going freelance. When she’s not getting her hands dirty in gardens she’ll be found running the employee of the month scheme at Wardour Studios. Taryn joined the team in 2016 and helps the studio spaces and office run smoothly.

Tom Berry

Studio Manager

Tom studied music production at dBs Music Bristol, has worked at Real World Studios, and worked with Stewart Lee, Sian Evans, and many more. He particularly likes devouring books and as much music he possibly can. He has been known to meddle with spreadsheets.

Carla Herbertson

Founder & CEO Small Audio ltd and Small Wardour Ltd

Carla has worked in children’s audio for over twenty years, ten of which as a BBC producer across a variety of children’s programmes. She set up Small Small Audio ltd and worked with prominent clients such as Penguin Random House. Carla is co-founder of Small Wardour. 


Kim Normanton

Producer and Podcast Presenter

Kim Normanton has been telling traditional stories in schools and museums around the UK for twenty years. Kim uses rhymes and singing and has a world repertoire from African fables to Indian fairy tales. To learn more about Kim go to kimnormanton.com

Charlie-Brandon King

Engineer and Producer

Charlie is an experienced freelance audio engineer working in radio, podcasting and film. She is also an artist and illustrator specialising in printmaking and drawing. Charlie divides her time between London and her print studio in Bristol.