Andy is one of the most knowledgable and perceptive finance journalists I’ve known. He manages to combine deep understanding about a huge breadth of topics with an ability to get at the heart of an issue. He’s passionate about his profession and developing young talent for the future. I’ve always appreciated his ability to understand the commercial aspects of any debate, and importantly he’s damn good fun to be with.
I have known Andrew a long time and each year he chairs the judging panels for the Headlinemoney media awards. Andrew is always professional, knowledgeable and manages to be charming too. He always strives to get a fair result and ensures everyone’s views are heard.
I can write down on a postcard what Andrew doesn’t know about personal finance. He’s on top of the finance game, better connected than the Astor family, and knows the personal finance industry inside out. A shame he’s a poorer horse racing tipster than Radio Four’s Today programme!
I have attended Masterclasses and events organised by Andrew for the last five years. He is a past master at bringing together PRs and journalists in effective and enjoyable ways. He understands the needs of both sides and provides innovative – and mutually beneficial – ways of bringing them together.
I have worked with Andrew on and off for more than 20 years and he has always been exceptionally professional in all he has done and invariably brings a new way of looking at how things should be approached. He is also an absolute pleasure to work with.
Andrew is one of the best connected, best informed, hardest working and most influential people in financial journalism today. That would be annoying if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s also such a nice guy.
Andrew is ideally placed to help organisations as there are few financial journalists that come close to his breadth of experience and attention to detail. Whether he’s writing, editing, organising events, chairing judging sessions, or inspiring a new generation of financial journalists – all sit as natural skills.
Andrew is at the top of his profession and I highly recommend his range of talents to anyone. He works with absolute integrity at all levels and is part of an elite band of top level operators in the financial services industry. He quite simply ‘gets it’ relentlessly hunting for, and inevitably delivering, that compelling difference to take communications to another level.