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Sarah Dickins

Sarah is one of the most established and experienced Presenters in Wales. For twenty years she has worked for the BBC presenting live network programmes on BBC 1 and 2 as well as a wide range of television and radio programmes for BBC Wales. She produces a variety of documentaries for her own independent production company.

Sarah started out in journalism at Gwent Broadcasting just as the 1984 Miners Strike began. She was the radio stations sole reporter on the year long strike. She gained a huge amount of experience and won the trust of all sides of the dispute, leading politicians and communities. That trust then enabled her to break a host of exclusive stories across the UK.

A few years later after working as a radio and then television reporter for BBC Wales Sarah was appointed Industrial Correspondent for BBC Wales – the first women industrial correspondent on British television . As well as serving Wales, that also meant reporting on Welsh stories for the rest of the UK . During that time Sarah regularly presented BBC1's Business Breakfast and the business bulletins in Breakfast also on BBC1.

When BBC2 decided to set up a daily business TV programme at lunchtime , Sarah was their first choice to present half the programme live every day from factories, shopping centres and companies across the UK and Europe .Adrian Chiles was her co host in the studio and Working Lunch was launched in September 2004. While still living in Wales , for six years Sarah presented Working Lunch from a different location each day, examining a different aspect of the economy .

Sarah returned to BBC Wales in 2000 to broaden her presenting from economics and politics to literally anything! For nearly two years Sarah hosted her own programme – the Sarah Dickins Show . Since then she launched and presented Wales@Work for BBC Wales winning three acclaimed awards from the Work Foundation and now presents BBC Radio Wales Flagship news programme Good Morning Wales .

As well as presenting live programmes on television and radio Sarah has hosted an impressive array of conferences and corporate events. Her boundless energy can transform any surroundings and make an event come alive . For instance in recent years she's hosted the European Union Summit in Cardiff , CBI Annual dinners, Business in the Community Awards ,Welsh Assembly Government Learning and Skills Summits ,New Statesmen Communities Justice roundtable , Environment Agency Wales annual conference , Chwarae Teg Conferences, Ethnic Business Support Dinner , Wales Tourist Board Annual report seminar ,Business in the Community Gala Dinner ; Wales Local Government Association Equality Conference, Cardiff University Innovation Conference and New Statesman Edge Social Entrepreneurship UK Awards.

The programmes Sarah has presented include Brakfast News , Business Breakfast , Working Lunch , World Business Report ,Wales Today , Week In Week Out ,Womans Hour ,Wales@Work ; Sarah Dickins Show , Eye on Wales , History detectives , Rural Revolution among others.

Sarah is also a businesswoman in her own right. She set up and runs the independent production company Blue Egg Productions , which makes radio and television programmes on a wide range of subjects . She and the Blue Egg team won Best Radio Documentary in the Celtic Media Festival in 2007 for Wales' Last Brigader about Alun Menai Williams who was then Wales' sole survivor who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

Sarah and her husband run another successful business - Penywylod Lamb – organic pedigree Black Welsh Mountain sheep reared alongside the Skirrid Mountain in the Black Mountains. They supply some of Wales' top restaurants as well as selling directly to customers. Their lamb applauded in the latest Great British Menu series . It was used by Michelin star chef Stephen Terry and described by judges Matthew Fort and Pru Leith as the best lamb they'd tasted.