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Andrew Saunders

Andrew Saunders

Deputy 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

Drugs earnings boost puts AstraZeneca on a high

- The UK's second largest pharma business has given itself a bracing pick-me-up this morning, posting earnings up 4% to £3.8bn - well ahead of the 1% expected by analysts.

Hurrah for democracy - Ineos gets Grangemouth referendum windfall

- The government has announced a 230m pound loan guarantee for Ineos's Grangemouth chemical complex - only two months ahead of the referendum. What a coincidence!

Shire board concedes in extra time, AbbVie gets 31 billion pound winner

- After two months of end to end play, the directors of Shire pharmaceuticals have relented at last, recommending AbbVie's fifth offer which values the business at a hefty 31.3bn pounds. So which side of the deal is Germany, and which Argentina?

The highs and lows of the pound in its 1260 year history

- The world's oldest working currency, the pound, is on a roll just in time for this year's holiday season.

Drugs firms on defensive as 27 billion pound Shire bid rebuffed

- Having rejected no fewer than three bids from US rival AbbVie, today Shire attempts to persuade investors that it's worth more to them as an independent.

The importance of being a chairman

- The chief executive may get the glory and the salary, but leading the board is an increasingly important role, requiring subtlety, maturity and an iron grip on the agenda.

Sotheby's - Going, going....gone?

- What will happen to the world's fourth-oldest auction house now Dan Loeb is on board?

Take that, BT - Murdoch plans pan-European Sky deals

- BSkyB has confirmed early talks to buy stakes in european sister companies Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox. Is it another Murdoch masterplan?

The Internet of Everything

- Fridges connected to the web may be yet to catch on, but the smart home is already here, and more huge changes are around the corner, especially in healthcare and urban living.

Who'd be the Chosen One? Man U's Moyes gets the boot

- After a dismal run of defeats on the pitch, Man Utd manager David Moyes has been sacked by the club this morning.

Car sales screech to 10 year high in March

- Almost 465,000 new cars were registered in the UK in March, up 17.7% on the same time last year and only 2,000 shy of the record for the month, set in March 2004. Vroom vroom!

Google Campus boss: London set to win race to be Europe's premier tech hub

- Eze Vidra, head of London's Google Campus, says the capital is well placed to be Europe's go-to start-up destination - despite tough competition from Tel Aviv, Berlin and Stockholm.

Tesco's ex boss Terry Leahy set for £10m Blackcircles bonanza

- The former retail supremo has joined the board of online tyre seller Blackcircles.com ahead of a possible £150m IPO.


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