I am an experienced voiceover artist and continuity announcer based in Glasgow and operate from my broadcast quality home studio,where I connect and supply audio for producers worldwide.

For the last decade I have been working as a Continuity Writer/Announcer for BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) I provide the audio from my home studio.

My voiceovers for TV promos range from documentaries and entertainment to sports and comedy. I have also voiced corporate projects for British Airways, BP, HSBC, Tailwind Solutions, and Flow Training.

My voice is warm, natural, engaging, relaxed, and easy to listen to it’s  highly adaptable for reads that require light and shade.

I will tell the story in a compelling and authentic manner.






I have been writing and voicing creative continuity for over twenty five years my first gig was in 1999 at the Travel Channel which lead to me joining the Biography Channel as the “Scottish Voice” when it launched in the UK in 2000.I then moved to Radio Forth in Edinburgh as a Newsreader and from there to Living TV and STV as a Continuity Writer/Announcer and Promo Voiceover. I have also worked at QVC as a Promo Voiceover. For the past decade I have been part of the team at BFBS (British Forces Broadcasting Service) where I script and voice continuity announcements from my broadcast quality home studio.


I have voiced for clients in the corporate sector which have included British Airways, BP, HSBC, Tailwind Solutions and Flow Training.

Home Studio

From my broadcast quality fully equipped home studio, using the Interface Mixer ZEDI 8 , Rode Mic NT2-A and Adobe Audition. I can provide live and pre-recorded voiceovers using Source Connect or Clean Feed and supply Audio File Formats: WAV and MP3.


It’s fair to say I have been around the globe many times, spending short and long spells in major cities, exotic destinations and culturally different locations. I worked for British Airways as Cabin Crew/Inflight Manager for twenty five years whilst freelancing as a Voiceover Artist and Broadcaster at the same time. During my time at BA I was part of their communications team which involved presenting and reporting for BA TV and delivering talks and presentations to various groups and organisations.

Following my long career at BA, I took on the role of Onboard Coach part time with TUI at EDI base.

I was responsible for coaching the Cabin Managers and Main Crew inflight. The role was made redundant by TUI due to the terrorist attacks in Tunisia and Sharm El- Sheikh back in 2015.


From my early teens, I had huge ambitions of becoming a TV Continuity Announcer. I grew up with Grampian Television, the ITV station that served North Scotland.

During several visits to the Grampian Television continuity studio at their headquarters at Queens Cross in Aberdeen in the early and mid 1980’s, I was encouraged to pursue my dream. It wasn’t until 2004 that I got to say “This is Grampian Television now at six o’clock the news North Tonight” (it was well worth the wait).

When I joined Scottish Television in 2004 as Continuity Announcer, Grampian and Scottish were still being transmitted as two separate identities until they merged to become STV in 2006.So there were many more opportunities to name check Grampian Television, which I made the most of.

I performed the first LIVE continuity announcement from the new STV Studios at Pacific Quay in 2006, Following STV’s move from their former headquarters at the Iconic Cowcaddens studios in the centre of Glasgow. When I visited STV way back in 1981 and spent the day with Senior Announcer Tony Currie in Continuity Studio E, I never thought for one minute years later that I’d be back in that very studio as the STV duty Continuity Announcer.

Grampian Television Continuity Studio 1981 with Continuity Announcer Lesley Macleod
The soft set at Grampian Television in the new studio used for invision continuity in 1984.
News Desk set in the new continuity studio at Grampian Television in 1984.
Living TV Continuity Studio 2002 at the London Playout Centre.
STV Continuity Studio E 2005.
STV Continuity Booth 2015.


Operating from my own broadcast quality recording studio, I provide voiceovers for:

TV & Radio Promos and Ads


On Hold Messages for Telephone Systems

Website Voiceovers

Scripts can be recorded, edited and delivered as WAV or MP3 files via email. I have many years of experience working under pressure in a live broadcasting environment and can edit scripts at short notice and offer a fast turnaround.



I have worked with Derek on various voiceover projects for BP. Derek worked as voiceover for the Shetland BP induction video in January 2016 and also voiced updates in early February 2016.Derek is professional and his delivery is effortless.BP was…read more

Tom O’Hare
Classic Video Productions

Having worked with Derek previously, I immediately thought of him when one of my clients (Tailwind Solutions Ltd) needed some voiceover work on an animation project we were working on in January 2016. Working remotely was no problem and, along…read more

Rick Anderson

Derek is a true professional, a fine broadcaster, able and - most importantly - willing to quickly respond to direction, follow style guides and take editorial notes. He has been instrumental in my project to bring operationally effective continuity presentation…read more

Adam Hardwick
Head of Television, BFBS at SSVC

We selected Derek Smith to record voice over for an on-line hospitality training module on the subject of cask ale. In my experience Derek Smith delivered a first class service from beginning to end for us at Flow Hospitality Training.…read more

Andrew Coyle
E-Learning Developer, Flow Hospitality Training

Derek is thoroughly professional. He has a good range of delivery and is comfortable with a wide range of genres. Overall, Derek is a joy to work with and consistently delivers a high-quality product reflecting the brief.

Scott Reid
Senior Promo Producer, STV

Derek tackled every challenge with true professionalism and took direction. I was pleased to see him achieve his goal as a continuity announcer, and I was equally pleased to offer him voiceover work for one of my BBC Scotland productions.

Nick Lowe
Producer, Demus Productions

We've worked with Derek for almost 10 years. As well as being a delight to work with he's utterly reliable and always delivers. Thoroughly recommended.

Max Howarth
RED Facilities, Edinburgh

Derek Smith was employed as a freelance Newsreader within the Radio Forth Newsroom for over three years. Derek was always professional in his approach to the job, and i considered him to be a real asset to the station. He…read more

Paul Robertson
Head of News, Radio Forth

I found Derek Smith to be a personable and eloquent continuity announcer on air for Living TV. I recall that we threw him on air with little training or experience, when one of our regular announcers was taken ill. Luckily…read more

Andrew Sharps
Head of Presentation - Living TV


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+44 (0)7720 010829

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