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The Essex Business Podcast, brought to you by Rickard Luckin


Rickard Luckin launches the Essex Business Podcast , with practical tips and expert advice to help companies thrive post-lockdown

The newly launched Essex Business Podcast features practical guidance, tips, and insight from sought-after experts and professional advisers across the county.

The podcast is devised, developed, and delivered by the Essex accountancy firm Rickard Luckin, which has over 150 staff, and offices in Basildon, Chelmsford, and Southend.

With deliberate focus on general business issues rather than pure accountancy, the Essex Business Podcast offers broader value to business owners and leaders, particularly as they navigate their way through the Covid-19 lockdown and restrictions.

“We’ve noticed that some companies have used the pandemic to think differently about the way they do business, with some inspirational results,” said Steve Revill, Managing Director at Rickard Luckin.

“Our hope is that the Essex Business Podcast will spark some interesting conversations, with unique insights that will help generate ideas for business leaders and professionals across the county and beyond”.

To ensure exceptional quality, guest speakers are considered according to the depth of their expertise on the discussion subject, and have been selected by invitation only.  Perceptive interview questions have been crafted by Christine Penhall, an established broadcast journalist and BBC Essex radio producer.

Released together, the first three episodes of the Essex Business Podcast address the following topics:

Episode one: The future of working from home.  

The hot topic issue of remote working is discussed, analysed, and considered by a panel of experts in three significant areas: legal, technological, and the workplace environment. 

(Guests: Jonathan Insley, Senior Associate at Tees Law , Matt Sullivan, Managing Director of Method IT , and Peggie Rothe, Chief Insights & Research Officer at Leesman )

Episode two: Lessons from lockdown – how businesses have survived and thrived.  

Three prominent Essex business leaders in hospitality, fresh produce, and publishing, detail how their organisations have dealt with the unique challenges of Covid-19.

(Guests: Stephen Wright, owner of the Blue Strawberry Bistrot , Joe Denham, CEO of VegTrug , and Peter Richardson, Publishing Editor of Business Time in Essex )

Episode three: Economic update and perspectives on the property market.

Tej Parikh, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors, discusses the economic impact of the pandemic, and which factors will influence its recovery. Experts from the housing and commercial property markets give their perspectives on the past six months.

(Guests: Graham Cherry, co-CEO of Stonebond Properties , Steve Ayers, Director of Ayers & Cruiks , and Tej Parikh, Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors )

Future episodes will be released on a monthly basis, so to make sure you don’t miss it, please visit . It is also available to subscribe to on Amazon Music and Spotify , and will soon appear in Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts – you can find it by searching ‘Essex Business Podcast’.

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