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
- Vodafone, Newbury's best-known export, is perhaps the greatest British corporate success of the past 30 years. Pity about those tax deals...
- Yet more bad news for the banking arm of the Co-Op group - CEO Barry Tootell has quit only hours after the bank's was downgraded to Junk status by ratings agency Moody's.
- Barratt Developments, one of Britain's best-known housebuilders, has reported a surge in demand and reckons the market is at a five-year high.
- The online betting platform has already rejected an offer at £8.80 a share and could be looking for over £10...
- Six year old social media phenomenon Twitter has hired Morgan Stanley's Cynthia Gaylor, suggesting that an IPO could be coming up fast.
- As of July American GDP figs will be altered to include intangible assets, bumping up growth by a not-too-shabby 3%.
- Lord Deighton achieved a spectacular success with the London Olympics last year. Can he sprinkle the same magic on the stalled nuclear power deal with EDF?
- The nation's favourite smoothie-maker, famed for its quirky attitude and Astroturf-covered vans, sold 24 smoothies on its first day. Now Innocent supplies two-thirds of the UK market. Here's how it all began.
- A fault in the gas pipeline between the UK and Belgium has caused a whopping 50% spike in the wholesale price of gas.
- Troubled drugs group AstraZeneca is to close its historic RnD centre in Alderley Park, Cheshire, with the loss of 700 jobs in total.
- Cask-ale-and-no-music pub chain JD Wetherspoon's has just reported a 2.7% fall in first half profits, down to £34.8m, despite revenues up 10% to £626.4m.
- The UK's largest chain has bought one of its smallest, family restaurant Giraffe, which may see in-store eateries in many of the supermarket giant's stores.
- Dublin-based bookie Paddy Power made profits of 139.2m Euros in 2012, up 15% on the previous year. Who said gambling doesn't pay?
- The average Chinese tourist gets through £405 in Britain on holiday, making the Chinese among the most lavish cash-splashing visitors to our shores.
- Three years into a 5 year turnaround, Britain's largest free-to-air commercial broadcaster has posted profits up 6% and is paying shareholders a special £156m dividend.
- The three founders of the Innocent smoothie brand have sold the majority of their remaining shares to Coca Cola for an estimated £100m. That's a lot of pineapple, however you slice it.
- Andrew Bailey has been appointed head of the new banking regulator the PRA. He's also to be deputy governor of the bank. Not a bad day's work.
- Barclays' boss Antony Jenkins has taken the lid off his much anticipated strategic review of the banks activities. So what's inside the box?
- Findus's owner Lion Capital is coming under close scrutiny, after FSA tests showed some of its so-called 'beef' products are 100% horsemeat.
- Barclays has announced that its FD since 2007, Chris Lucas, and General Counsel Mark Harding are both to retire.