I started my Voiceover and Broadcasting career in 1999 at The Travel Channel as a Continuity Announcer. I was selected to be a member of the original team of announcers (and ‘the Scottish voice’) at the Biography Channel when it launched in the UK.

I have worked as a Continuity Writer /Announcer and Promo Voiceover for Living T V, Grampian TV, STV, QVC, and BFBS. I also spent three years working for Radio Forth as a Newsreader.

In the corporate sector I have voiced projects for global brands which Include British Airways, BP and HSBC.


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.


My Voice has been described as clear, concise and positive with plenty of punch….. It’s also been said that I deliver my scripts in a compelling and completely natural manner.



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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