Michael NorthcottWeb Reporter
Michael Northcott joined Management Today in April 2012.
Before MT, he freelanced for several b2b magazines at Emap and Mulberry Publications whilst studying for his Journalism MA at Goldsmiths, University of London.
After completeting his studies, the fast pace of online news beckoned so he took a job as online editor at Mulberry to co-ordinate the launch of a series of news websites. When the position at MT came up, he couldn’t resist giving it a go. The rest is history.
When he hasn’t got his eye on all things business, he likes playing classical piano, watching Oscar-winning films, and enjoying brandy and a cigar with some of the great thinkers of his age. Or just going to the pub.
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Latest Articles From This Author
- The media mogul has piped up on Twitter saying the Facebook will face the same fate at MySpace, the company which he bought at the top of the market and then sold for hundreds of millions less.
- The celebrity chef's glorified burger van at Lord's cricket ground is selling steak sandwiches for £20, according to outraged Twitter users.
- Thanks to A&F's notorious 'we don't like fat people' approach, a prominent video blogger is calling for the brand to be made 'synonymous with homelessness'.
- Shares in food delivery business Ocado have soared 56% after it confirmed a deal to get Morrisons into online retail by January 2014.
- A new YouGov survey has found that 27% of UK workers do not feel satisfied by their current job, apparently including David Beckham, who has retired from football.
- The struggling tour operator is expected to ask its shareholders to stump up £400m to help it pay off some debts.
- The myriad costs relating to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are now piling so high that the firm plans to ask the prime minister to have a word with the US government at the G8.
- The governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King, has decided that he will leave on a positive note, with his final set of quarterly forecasts suggesting things are looking up.
- France has dipped into its second recession since Francois Hollande took up the presidency, prompting the EC president to call for sweeping reforms.
- The water supplier has rejected a takeover approach from Kuwaiti and Canadian investors saying that it does not value the company highly enough.
- It's already been on a huge cost-cutting drive, but today the UK's largest bank announced that it might have to shed another 14,000 people.
- The ONS has announced that during the first three months of the year, the number of jobless grew by 15,000 people.
- You read it right the first time. The bidding in a charity auction for which the top prize is an audience with Apple's CEO has passed $600,000. That's equivalent to about 1,000 iPhones.
- Severn Trent, the water company that supplies to around 4.2 million households in the midlands and Wales, has received a buyout approach from Kuwaiti and Canadian investors.
- Bannatyne's just had a pricey divorce, and after the Daily Mail claimed he is in £122m of debt, he has taken to Twitter to attack the 'untrue' story.
- The editor of Bloomberg News, Matthew Winkler, has been forced to apologise after some of his reporters monitored the firm's clients' activities on its terminals.
- Expansion plans for the food delivery firm have suffered a blow after Waitrose said it would oppose a tie-up between Ocado and Morrisons.
- David Cameron's enterprise advisor, Lord Young, has called for the start-up loans scheme to be made available to people over 30.
- The parent company of British Gas, Centrica, has announced an 18% jump in the amount of gas used in the first four months of 2013, compared with last year.
- For once, some good news from the world of economic metrics. The US unemployment figures continue to fall, and the UK services sector has hit an eight-month high.