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Phil Critchlow

A multi-award winning senior programmer and board director, Phil has developed and realised some of the highest profile broadcast projects in the UK and internationally.

Over 20 years in the industry he has developed a specialism in Music & Entertainment and been responsible for thousands of hours of output across many platforms including all of the BBC Radio networks, 300 commercial stations worldwide and major online projects.


He has developed and delivered for some of the highest profile projects across many genres and media platforms in the UK and internationally.

As well as leading major factual and speech based output he has a personal specialisation in music & entertainment, from delivering full symphony orchestras to BBC television, to cutting edge dance for BBC Radio 1. This means he’s worked directly with some of the worlds highest profile performers and presenters in some of the most iconic locations.

On incorporating TBI Phil said : ‘When I started in the industry it was clear that things were going to change, but the revolution has proved to be more profound than we could ever have imagined. One thing remains constant though, the need for great content. Every media platform needs bold and ambitious ideas – that’s what we’re in business to provide’.

TBI will produce around 600 programmes this year ranging from regular strand output for the BBC and commercial clients to major broadcast events for radio, television, on line and most recently, cinema. Company awards including 18 Sony Award nominations, and over 40 New York Festivals awards including ‘Indie Of The Year’ for 2013 and 2014.

Various industry roles include Chair of the ‘Radio Independents Group’(RIG) the trade body for audio based producers in the UK. This involves liaison with the most senior figures in broadcasting and Government. None Executive board positions include or have included ‘The Educational Recording Agency’, ‘Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club’, ‘Classic Gold Networks’ and ‘The Wavendon All Music Foundation’.

His career began as a BBC trainee. Following production across the corporation he moved to Unique Broadcasting where he rose to Director Of Programmes overseeing many millions of pounds of production across thousands of hours of BBC, Commercial and digital output . During his time on the management team the company was listed on AIM.


Phil set up TBI Media in May 2006 :

‘When I started in radio it was clear that things were going to change, but the revolution has proved to be more profound than we could ever have imagined. One thing that remains constant though is the need for great content. Every media platform needs bold and ambitious ideas ‘“ fundamentally stories of all kinds, told with integrity, passion and enthusiasm – that’s what we’re in business to provide’.


TBI Media is a multi award-winning production company that brings new thought, new life and new approaches to quality music and entertainment based content.

Whether it’s creating audio visual material for broadcast and online distribution, or live event production, our experience and range of high profile partners means projects can be turned around quickly and efficiently and delivered direct to your desktop. From developing the initial idea to producing the most complex live events, we take a highly collaborative approach with clients.

These include the BBC, Channel 4, The UK Commercial Radio Network and major record labels, as well as a number of large international non-media brands who we help with general digital strategies.