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Robert Peston

The former award-winning BBC Economics Editor and current political editor at ITV, Robert Peston is an economics and business keynote and after dinner speaker. Amongst many scoops, it was Robert who revealed that Northern Rock was close to technical insolvency prior to the recession. His critically-acclaimed book 'How Do We Fix This Mess' is an analysis of the flaws in the global financial and economic system.

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Robert Peston Biography

Robert Peston,  formerly BBC's award winning Business Editor, is a fantastic economics and business conference and after dinner speaker. Amongst many scoops, it was Robert who revealed that Northern Rock was close to technical insolvency and had approached the Bank of England for emergency support. This was the beginning of a chain of events in the banking sector which effected the entire world economy and in 2009 took the World into recession.

Amongst many scoops, it was Robert who revealed that Northern Rock was close to technical insolvency and had approached the Bank of England for emergency support. This was the beginning of a chain of events in the banking sector which effected the entire world economy and in 2009 took the World into recession.

Robert Peston was previously City and Assistant Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, in charge of the business and money sections....

Robert Peston,  formerly BBC's award winning Business Editor, is a fantastic economics and business conference and after dinner speaker. Amongst many scoops, it was Robert who revealed that Northern Rock was close to technical insolvency and had approached the Bank of England for emergency support. This was the beginning of a chain of events in the banking sector which effected the entire world economy and in 2009 took the World into recession.

Amongst many scoops, it was Robert who revealed that Northern Rock was close to technical insolvency and had approached the Bank of England for emergency support. This was the beginning of a chain of events in the banking sector which effected the entire world economy and in 2009 took the World into recession.

Robert Peston was previously City and Assistant Editor of The Sunday Telegraph, in charge of the business and money sections. Before that he was the FT's Financial Editor and a member of the editorial board. He had also served as Political Editor, Banking Editor and founder of the investigations unit.

Robert's coverage of Northern Rock won the Royal Television Society's award for Scoop of the Year. Other recent honours include winning the digital media category in the Private Equity and Venture Capital Journalist of the Year Awards. Robert is also a past winner of the Harold Wincott prize, and Granada's 'What the Papers Say' award for investigative journalism.

In 2008 Hodder & Stoughton published Robert Peston's latest book, Who Runs Britain? How the Super-Rich are Changing our Lives. It explains the nature of the boom, and why we're now having to pay the price for excess; or as The Guardian described it, 'how Labour glorified the City and (allowed it to) put all the nation's economic eggs into one dangerous basket of fizzy finance. Robert has since presented Super Rich: The Greed Game for BBC2, on the causes and consequences of the Credit Crunch. Robert Peston is also author of Brown's Britain, a biography of the then Chancellor which was heralded by Sir Howard Davies, director of the London School of Economics, as 'a book of unusual political significance'.

In 2015 Robert joined ITV as their political editor.  

He is able to comment a range of issue in economics and business, including Britain's decision to leave the EU. 

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