Geoff Newman, Development Director at leading Hertfordshire-based financial planning and financial management company Lyndhurst Financial Management made his radio debut on BBC Three Counties when he joined the business panel on Roberto Perrone’s Show last Tuesday. You can listen to the show here.
Geoff, a newcomer to the panel, was sent a list of possible questions during the afternoon of the show and had no idea beforehand which questions Roberto would select. Under the pressures of live radio, Geoff had to answer a range of questions from Superdry owner Jutian Dunkerton giving £1m to the campaign for another referendum, to the dumping of 50 million tonnes of misshaped fruit and vegetables and what the Treasury should do with its £2billion tax surplus.
Geoff rose to the challenge, even when one of the other panellists rudely interrupted him to disagree with his point of view on one of the topics. He says
“I was the only ‘newbie’ on the panel but I think I held my own and made a contribution. It was very enjoyable and quite a challenge when you know people are listening in. Some of the questions were quite thought provoking and Roberto is such a great radio presenter, he really ramps up the energy. I was particularly amused at the beginning of the business panel session when he invited listeners who knew me to text or email him with dark secrets about me.
The cheques are in the post to everyone who kept quiet!”