Nigel Heath

Founder & Head of Sound

Nigel’s career started in music studios where he was fortunate to find himself working with some amazing artists and mentors before founding Hackenbacker in the 1980s.

Hackenbacker was originally a sound transfer company with sound editing and mixing added within five years of it starting operating. Nigel is proud to have worked on many ground breaking and landmark projects and to this day enjoys working on projects sometimes seen as a little ‘out of the ordinary’!

He is a keen promoter of bringing new talent into the industry with the correct training and is proud of the unique family atmosphere at Hackenbacker.


Outstanding Sound Mixing for a  Drama Series for Downton Abbey (6 Nominations)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries for Krakatoa: The Last Days (Nominated)

Best Sound (Fiction/Entertainment)
Downton Abbey (WON)

Tsunami: The Aftermath (WON)
Spooks (Nominated)
God on Trial (Nominated)
Any Human Heart (Nominated)