Andy Silvester, City A.M.

Andy Silvester

City A.M.

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Past articles by Andy:

"Project Yeti”: Inside the scramble to save Silicon Valley Bank UK

Inside the 72 hour scramble to save Silicon Valley Bank UK. → Read More

Silicon Valley Bank UK: What we know (and don't know) on Monday morning

Silicon Valley Bank UK was put into insolvency last night – with expectations that government would step in before Monday's market open now looking more → Read More

The Notebook: Andy Silvester on the City's ecosystem, a cricket charity and 'no bullsh*t' books

As a child, I was fascinated by trains – not necessarily how diesel engines worked, but how the various moving parts of a train system worked together. → Read More

Me? A Bank CEO?: First Direct's boss on his unusual route to the top

CEO of First Direct Chris Pitt speaks with City A.M.'s Editor Andy Silvester about his unusual route to the top of the bank and setting his sights on even → Read More

Tom Brady: Why it was time for the quarterback who literally changed the game to hang up his helmet

Tom Brady announced his retirement yesterday, a year after reversing his original decision to bow out of the NFL "You only get one emotional goodbye," → Read More

Q&A: Fintech boss Janine Hirt on how London can stay ahead of EU rivals

Fintech is an increasingly vital part of the UK's financial ecosystem - so it's high time to chat with Janine Hirt, the CEO of industry body Innovate → Read More

How Gaucho's boss has turned the once-troubled steakhouse into a success story

Martin Williams - the man behind M Restaurants - and his partners pulled Gaucho out of administration in 2018. Since then he's turned the brand into one → Read More

David Carrick failures see the Met betray the trust of Londoners

A failure of leadership? A broken culture? An abject lack of responsibility? All three seem evident at the Metropolitan Police - an organisation which has → Read More

Gaucho to open Covent Garden restaurant as steak success continues

COVENT GARDEN has been the home of ballerinas, opera singers and street performers for more than a century - and it will soon add Argentinian cowboys to → Read More

This isn't just a good Christmas: M&S retains 'top turkey' title as festive sales spike

Once-troubled M&S continues to deliver positive news to investors with turkey sales helping give the firm a healthy Christmas period → Read More

Asos' UK sales slip as analysts warn firm has a "mountain to climb"

Pandemic darling Asos reported a further decline in UK sales this morning, with the fast fashion flagship's boss insisting the firm was making good → Read More

Tesco: Bumper Christmas sales will put shares in the spotlight this morning

TESCO enjoyed a bumper Christmas period, it told markets this morning, with like-for-like sales up nearly 8 per cent despite bruising economic headwinds. → Read More

A year on from Mayonnaise-gate, Terry Smith mounts another attack on Unilever

Legendary City investor Terry Smith has written another excoriating review of Unilever's business performance, a year after he made headlines for → Read More

City A.M.: Thursday's the new Friday

City A.M. is back on the streets of London today after a Christmas and New Year hiatus - and, responding to the new word of work, will now be a → Read More

Mexi-go-go: How Tortilla has turned burritos into big business

Mexican restaurant chain Tortilla has revealed that sales jumped by a fifth over the past year despite the impact of train strikes and poor weather. → Read More

The Notebook: Dogs in the office, Next's triumph, and the Madoff documentary

The Notebook is a new addition to City A.M.'s daily offering, giving the City of London's movers and shakers the chance to let a few things off their → Read More

City of London to vote on Simpson's Tavern 'community value' designation

The City of London's Policy and Resources Committee will decide whether to designate Simpson's Tavern - the historic City bar and restaurant now → Read More

MLB London: Why baseball bosses believe the sport can thrive in London

Once a fortnight during the football season, the Emirates Stadium fills up with 60,000 committed Arsenal fans cheering on the Gunners. Online, millions of → Read More

Adrian Biles: "I'm delighted" to be back building a legal business

The former Ince boss Adrian Biles is back at the helm of a London legal firm, having acquired Child & Child. He tells Andy Silvester why he believes → Read More

Exclusive: Former Ince boss Adrian Biles acquires Child & Child

Adrian Biles, the former boss of law firm Ince, has acquired Child & Child after just two months on the sidelines. Biles took the reins of the → Read More