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Essex Business Podcast: Diversification – the key to economic rural sustainability

by Kim Aaronricks

The latest episode of the Essex Business Podcast has now been released, featuring practical tips and specialist advice from sought-after experts and professional advisers across the county, to help companies thrive post-lockdown.

Making a living from the land is proving increasingly challenging for the farming community, however many Essex farmers are demonstrating that diversification is a positive way forward and plays an important part in economic rural sustainability. In Episode 13 of the Essex Business Podcast, we look at some of the creative ways farmers are adapting their businesses to ensure they have more streams of income, as well as some of the challenges they are having to overcome.

Jake Richards, Essex County Adviser at the National Farmers’ Union explains how farm diversification works, and we talk to Hannah Buckenham, Habitat Database Lead at Whirledge & Nott , about Biodiversity Offsetting. Farmer Kit Speakman also discusses the out of town office experience he has created alongside his working farm.

Listen to the episode online at or find it on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music by searching ‘Essex Business Podcast’.

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

Episode 14 will be released later this month, so to make sure you don’t miss it please visit , or subscribe directly from your usual podcast content provider.

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