Honorary degree from UWE for Bristol-based journalist
Bristol-based journalist Andrew Lynch has been awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Business Administration by UWE in recognition of his contribution to business and academic-business engagement.
Andrew, pictured, 58, has served as assistant business editor of The Sunday Times since 2009. He graduated from Bristol Polytechnic (now UWE), where he read humanities, in 1984 and joined the Bristol Evening Post (now the Bristol Post) as a reporter.
After spells at the Financial Times, the Guardian and Sunday Telegraph, Andrew spent 10 years in Hong Kong as deputy night editor of the South China Morning Post and then editor of the rival Hong Kong Standard.
He returned to the UK in 2002, working at the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard and the Irish Daily Mail in Dublin and spent a year organising research and events for the Paris-based World Association of Newspapers.
At The Sunday Times, Andrew oversees production of the business section as well as writing about small businesses and editing the diary column. He also arranges events focused on the business agenda and has produced magazines and supplements such as 50 Years of Business, The Start-up List and The MBA List. He also curates the annual Maserati 100 list of entrepreneurs.
The honorary degree was conferred at the Faculty of Business and Law’s awards ceremony at Bristol Cathedral on Tuesday.