Hugh Padgham is a British record producer. He has won a string of awards, including four Grammys, with Producer of the Year (1985) and Engineer of the Year amongst them. A 1992 poll in Mix magazine voted him one of the world's Top Ten Most Influential Producers. Padgham started out as a tape operator at Advision Studios, working in recording sessions for Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. From there he went to Landsowne Studios and moved from tape-operator / assistant engineer to head engineer.