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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

EDF admits £24.5bn Hinkley Point nuclear plant delays

- The UK's first new nuclear power plant for a generation will not now come on stream until after 2023, says French builder EDF. Better stock up on candles.

Part-time heroes, from legal eagles to Be More Dog

- Three more fabulous flexible working success stories - in law, media and tech - to inspire all you part-time execs to enter this year's Power Part Time 50.

Finance, fizzy drinks and flip-flops - more inspiring part-time execs

- Our latest trio of role models - from finance to fizzy drinks and flip-flops - proving that iron commitment can be compatible with flexible working hours.

Minister weighs in on duty free airport VAT - and it's about tax dodging not security

- Now even the government is saying that airport stores should pass on tax savings to punters flying to non-EU destinations. But should they? They aren't breaking the law.

Winters gets kitchen sinking as StanChart's profits tumble

- The new head of the troubled emerging markets bank has announced first half profits down 35% to $2.1bn, and a halving of the interim divi. Ouch.

Inspirational flex-execs

- A volunteer lifeboatman, and an NED of an Azerbaijani microfinance start-up. There's more to part-time working than childcare, as this latest selection from 2014's Power Part Time 50 shows.

Power part-timers - part 3

- Three more amazing flexible workers from the 2014 Power Part Time 50, proving that part-time doesn't mean part-commitment.

Why did Barclays sack 'Saint' Antony?

- Unofficially beatified Barclays boss Antony Jenkins has been unceremoniously dumped by the board, under hard-nosed new chairman John McFarlane. How did his halo slip?

Samsung sales slump - S6 a curved-edged flop?

- The South Korean smartphone giant is forecasting revenues down 8% and operating profit down 4% for Q1, as sales of its new curved-screen S6 Edge disappoint.

The answer to UK's summer of rail strikes is German

- The RMT is striking again - could German-style supervisory boards end the poisonous stand off between bosses and workers in the UK rail industry?

Power part-timers - part two

- In our second article showcasing some of the UK's most impressive flexible execs, we meet three more inspirations from 2014. Nominate someone for 2015's Power Part Time 50 today!

Why BT is investing £20bn in TV and mobile

- The phone giant is reinventing itself with its bid for EE and splurging money on TV content to see off rivals Sky and Virgin.

Davies Report finally touches down - at Heathrow

- Almost three years in the making, the Davies report into where to build a new runway has plumped for Heathrow. Will the Government agree?

Sunny days - UK car makers turnover £69.5bn, consumer confidence at 15 yr high

- The weather's looking up and so is the UK economy. Turnover at domestic carmakers hit a record high last year and consumer confidence is back at 2000 levels, too.

Silicon spires loom as Oxford closes £320m spin-out fund

- Oxford University's dreams of emulating arch-rival Cambridge's tech glory take a step closer today, as the £320m OSI spin out fund closes.

Part-time stars, full time inspirational

- The nominations for this year's Power Part Time 50 are open. Here are a few of 2014's impressive stars to wet your whistle.

'No way, Willie' - Branson squares up to Walsh over Aer Lingus

- Virgin Atlantic founder Richard Branson has hit out at the IAG/Aer Lingus deal, calling it 'absolutely the wrong thing' for competition.

Calling all the (part-time) heroes

- Are you a Power Part-Timer? Do you know one, or work for one? If so we want to know.

Looking for a flexible job? Leave London

- A new report finds that London is the worst place for people looking for jobs offering flexible working.

Vodafone picks up on Liberty, but it's no booty call...

- The City's worst kept secret is confirmed, as mobile giant Vodafone admits talks with Virgin Media owner Liberty Global. But it's not what you think...

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