Andrew SaundersDeputy Editor
Andrew Saunders - Deputy Editor
Saunders has interviewed just about everyone who is anyone for MT, from entrepreneurs to captains of industry and even the odd (sometimes very odd) politician and sporting hero. Ken Clarke, Peter Mandelson and Sir Alex Ferguson standing out in his memory amongst the latter, despite the fact that he knows nothing about football and only marginally more about politics.
But it is business which remains his abiding professional interest, not least because of the growing influence which business and those who conduct it enjoy over the daily lives of so many of us 21st century ‘global citizens’.
Figuring out exactly how everything from a one-man start-up to a vast multinational works, and what makes their founders, leaders and employees tick, is what gets him out of bed in the morning. That and the demands of his small but strident six year-old daughter, Katy.
Latest Articles From This Author
- Canadian cyberbank Flexcoin has been forced to close its doors after online robbers donned virtual stocking masks and absconded with 1,000 bitcoins.
- The larger-than-life bookie blamed a string of 'punter-friendly' sports results for missing double-digit profit growth this year.
- The Environment Agency sprang into being almost 20 years ago. Here's the lowdown on the nation's least favourite quango, bar none.
- While they have professionalised since the 1960s, many boardrooms remain slow-moving and hobbled by box-ticking. Is there a future for the knights at the top of the table?
- Beleaguered Tesco boss Phil Clarke has admitted the brand has 'baggage' compared to Aldi and Lidl. Is a price war about to start?
- Electronics stores Carphone Warehouse and Dixons have confirmed that they are in talks to merge, a deal which would create a £3.5bn FTSE 100 player.
- RBS CEO Ross McEwan's plan to axe up to 30,000 jobs and effectively dump i-banking looks like an admission that the business in its current form is beyond rescue.
- It's not strictly a company, but we all pay for it and it has more than its fair share of woes. Here's the latest news from the BBC.
- Supermarket boss Justin King has put an end to speculation about when he might leave Sainsbury's - he is off in July after the AGM.
- With its shares still trading at 70% over IPO price, Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna reckons the postal privatisation was botched.
- Sainsbury's Q3 festive sales grew for the 35th quarter in succession - but only just, by a wafer-thin 0.2%.
- New figures out today show that new car sales in the UK hit 2.26m, up 10.5% on the year before and the highest level since 2007.
- Yes that's right - even the USAF reckons Autonomy, on whose purchase HP took a disastrous $8.8bn write down, was fiddling the figures.
- It may be Christmas but social meeja never sleeps - Twitter's Jack Dorsey is joining Disney while LinkedIn is set to take on the recruitment business.
- Struggling retailers should turn to mobility scooters and hearing aids if they want to prosper, suggests a new report.
- It's official - sterling banknotes made of plastic rather than paper will be introduced in 2016, starting with the £5 and £10 notes, says BoE.
- WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell has snapped up a 30% stake in World Economic Forum organiser Richard Atiass & Associates.
- The interim Davies report into airport capacity has named its three - or should that be four - most favoured options.
- Today marks the first anniversary of the election of Japanese premier Shinzo Abe, and he has reason to celebrate - business confidence is higher than it has been since 2007.
- Ineos's Jim Ratcliffe, boss of the fourth largest chemical company in the world, says the price of energy in the UK is killing prospects for industrial revival here.
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