Sarah Dickins is a Sustainable Economics Adviser. As an award winning journalist and documentary producer, she has been analysing the UK economy, as a BBC Correspondent, for more than two decades.
A confident and experienced live host, Sarah’s corporate experience includes work in these sectors; fintech, food and drink, advanced manufacturing, energy, aviation, education and skills.
Sarah’s energy and drive makes economics and the world of work accessible to a wide audience. She had delved under the skin of heavy industries like coal and steel, watched the growth of modern industries like the tech sector, financial services and consumer electronics. More recently she has been reporting on the challenges of Net Zero, decarbonisation and building a sustainable and more resilient economy.
Sarah Dickins is an esteemed Sustainable Economics expert with a rich background in journalism and documentary production. She has been a BBC Correspondent, analysing the UK economy and earning numerous awards over the years for her journalism, including Reporter of the Year and a Celtic Media Award- recognition for her documentaries on the Spanish Civil War.
In addition to her journalistic endeavours, Sarah has proven herself as a confident and experienced live host and speaker. Her corporate experience extends across various sectors, including fintech, food and drink, advanced manufacturing, energy, aviation, education, and skills.
Her versatility is evident in her ability to make economics and the complexities of the working world accessible to a broad audience. She has explored heavy industries like coal and steel, witnessed the growth of modern sectors such as technology, financial services, and consumer electronics, and more recently, reported on challenges related to Net Zero, decarbonization, and the pursuit of a sustainable and resilient economy.
For the past decade, Sarah served as the BBC’s Economics Correspondent for Wales, contributing to television, radio, and online platforms. Prior to this role, she co-hosted BBC 2’s daily business program, 'Working Lunch,' alongside Adrian Chiles, and BBC1’s ‘Business Breakfast.’ Juggling her roles with young children at home, Sarah also presented BBC Wales' daily news and current affairs programs, conducted phone-ins, and produced documentaries.
In addition to her broadcasting career, Sarah, along with her partner, runs an organic family farm on the edge of the Black mountains in Wales. They raise award-winning organic, pasture-fed lambs and have initiated a regenerative agriculture project at home, recently winning three Great Taste gold stars for the exceptional quality of their lamb.
Having recently left the BBC, Sarah is now merging her expertise in sustainable farming and economics to assist companies and organisations in overcoming barriers to their Net Zero targets. Recognised as one of Wales’ top 100 Changemakers by the Future Generations Commission, she is currently part of an expert panel on Net Zero 2035, recommending pathways as an economic expert to the Welsh Government.
Sarah actively utilises her experience and passion for the economic landscape to host events, chair debates, and facilitate conversations. Her ease in the political world is evident through interviews with Prime Ministers and Ministers. As a sought-after speaker, her topics include motivation, farming, the cost of living, climate, and more, showcasing her versatility and broad expertise.