Rick Kelsey is a presenter for Times Radio, BBC Business and Spotify, focussing on sport, finance and energy. He has also covered breaking stories including UK and US elections, Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Throughout the pandemic, Rick was involved in editing the BBC’s podcast Newscast and increased its audience by over 30%.
With a professional working proficiency in French, Rick is a popular keynote speaker and event moderator on an international level.
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Rick Kelsey started his presenting career in 2006 at Global Radio and has since worked as a reporter and presenter for talkSPORT, IMG and Times Radio, with over 12 years spent working for the BBC on their World Service and Newsbeat, and across other radio, TV and online programmes.
As well as the BBC podcast Newscast, Rick has been involved in a number of other podcasts and YouTube channels. Along with paediatric doctor Sarah Blackstock, Rick created and presented 16 episodes of Crib Notes, a podcast discussing the things “parents google at 3am”, from paediatric medicine, behaviour, nutrition and screen time. He has also contributed to the BBC Business Daily (2022) podcast where he discussed solar power and whether solar panels are the solutions to the UK’s energy crisis.
He also runs The Running Channel on YouTube; with over 560,000 subscribers and 41 million views, it is one of the fastest growing channels in Europe. The aim of the channel is to bring content to those who love to run, whether that be a slow socialising run in a park or an enthusiastic marathon runner.
In addition to his online programmes, Rick has been involved in a number of BBC documentaries, including the popular Addicted to… (2015) series which investigated people who confess to being addicted to things such as dating apps, protein supplements, workouts, alcohol and online porn.
He is a popular interviewer, and has held Q&As with the likes of Prime Ministers, other political figures including the London Mayor, footballers, football managers and Hollywood actors.
Rick has written hundreds of articles for the BBC print and online publications on topics including green energy (he is particularly interested in hydrogen, solar and wind power), women’s safety, delivery services, cybercrime, football and sport in general, personal finance, pensions and saving money and unemployment, amongst other topics.
Rick is a highly accomplished and much sought-after keynote speaker on financial issues such as personal finance and energy bills. He is also an experienced event moderator and host. Known for his level of research, passion, clean delivery and entertaining speeches, Rick has hosted industry events including the European Hospitality Awards, LEAF Awards and RFIx Financial Awards and gala dinner.
– Personal Finance and Cost of Living
– Savings and Interest Rates
– Home Renovation
– Sustainable Properties
– Sport (Running)
– Energy (Gas and Electric)
– Alternative Energy (Solar, Wind, Hydrogen)
– UK Politics
Rick has hosted events for us across the world from architecture to finance. Apart from his skilled presenting and business background, the reason we come back to him is simple: he reads the room like no one else. That’s something that’s hard to quantify.
Richard Crosby, Sales Director, IQPC
I’ve employed Rick to host three events for us as a speaker and awards host. He’s not only a slick, intelligent and entertaining moderator but always goes the extra mile to pull the best out of each event.
Emily Mincer, Head of Events, Progressive Media International
Rick Kelsey has presented award ceremonies and hosted events for Compelo for the previous 4-5 years. We have continued to invite Rick back because he is a highly professional and highly respected speaker and host. Always engaging and well received by the audience, Rick presents with wit and charm and galvanises the crowd with his presenting style. I will continue to invite him back and I would recommend him and his work to others.