the collective

Katie Derham

Co-Founder & Head of communications

Katie oversees P&C’s communications arm.  Katie studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and started her career as a business journalist. 

She became ITN’s youngest ever newsreader anchoring national news bulletins on global events including 9/11, and is now a leading arts broadcaster as the face of The Proms since 2010 and award-winning host of Radio 3’s In Tune and P&C’s own podcast series Just The Tonic. Frequently moderating corporate events, Katie brings years of world-class journalistic and communications expertise to our corporate clients, as well as valuable connections. 

Katie is proud to be involved with charities including the Prince’s Trust, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Dementia UK. She’s also a member of the Cambridge University Alumni Advisory Board and on their Communications Committee.

And she also really rather enjoyed getting to the final of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing in 2015.

Jane Gerber

Co-Founder & Creative Director

A BAFTA & RTS nominee and winner of a coveted Broadcast Award, Jane produced and directed documentary and factual series for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky as well as international broadcasters for 20 years

As the branded content market grew, Jane took her storytelling skills to the digital space, developing creative solutions for public, private and third sector organisations. Seeing an opportunity to grow a female-led production and communications agency in a predominantly male branded content industry, Jane and Katie Derham set up Peanut & Crumb in January 2015.

Jane runs the business, oversees creative development and is responsible for P&C’s growth. In 2020, Jane was selected for Creative UK’s inaugural Female Founders programme for leaders of creative businesses looking to scale. She was also chosen for the European Regional Development Fund’s BRITE Innovation programme in June 2022.

When she’s not behind a camera, Jane will more than likely be found at a 45 degree angle sailing her boat.



Jack is a multi-award-winning audio maker and executive producer. He has produced documentaries, drama and flagship music shows for BBC Radio, and developed acclaimed podcasts such as Decode for Spotify Studios. He specialises in arts and culture, having worked with clients including CERN, Serpentine and Somerset House.

In 2021 Jack was named Best Music Producer at the Audio Production Awards, while his programmes have recently won at the Anthem Awards, ARIAS, BBC Audio Drama Awards, British Podcast Awards and the Offies. 

He gets competitive about cryptic crosswords and the racket sport Padel. He once took a game off Spain’s Number 2 player (Women’s).

Sarah Strickland

Head of production & SENIOR PRODUCER

Sarah has over a decade of experience producing content for some of the world’s most renowned cultural institutions including The Victoria and Albert Museum, Sotheby’s, BBC Arts, The Guggenheim Museum, Sky Arts, British Council, Art Basel, Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Heatherwick Studio, Museum of London and Lisson Gallery. Sarah enjoys collaborating with clients, artists, designers and creatives to produce exhibition AV, animation, online content, TV projects and anything else that comes her way!

When not looking through a camera lens, Sarah can be seen studying the night’s sky through her telescope, practicing yoga and immersing herself in an exhibition or theatre show.

Jude shapiro


Jude is an award-winning audio producer with a background in documentary film and digital content. She was a lead producer on We are VOICES, an audio series co-produced with refugees and people seeking asylum from the VOICES Network and made in collaboration with the British Red Cross. It won Best Grassroots Production at the Audio Production Awards 2021 and ARIAS 2022. Jude recently produced Where Once Were Farms, a BBC Radio 4 documentary about Welsh poetry, land and language.

She enjoys getting out of the city and has two great loves: charity shops and scampi fries.

Jake Sell


Jake is a freelance accountant working in the media industry as well as accountancy practice.

Jake adores keeping fit with a wide and eclectic range of activities in his spare time including roller hockey, snowboarding and scuba diving.



Tess Davidson is an award-winning audio producer and writer with a background in broadcast and print journalism, working across long-form narrative documentaries, and arts and culture features. She has produced for organisations such as the Tate Britain and the Serpentine, as well for BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4 and RTÉ in Ireland. She recently won bronze for Best New Producer in the UK’s Audio Production Awards and the Prix Europa’s Ake Blomström Award for best new European audio producers in documentary. As a writer she was selected for a cohort of writers for the Stinging Fly Summer School in Ireland and most recently as part of a showcase of new writing in Ireland. 

Tess enjoys buying too many books and digging for records.



After graduating from Brighton University with a degree in Media Production, Monica pursued a career path into the creative industries. Her previous experience includes working as a Production Assistant where she was involved in a variety of projects. Monica is an optimistic individual who enjoys working on set, meeting new people and being kept busy!

Monica enjoys paddle boarding on the Cornish coast in the summer and is partial to a good race at her local Go-Karting track.