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The tributes pour in as City A.M. gets to 1,000

GORDON BROWN
Prime Minister
“Congratulations to City A.M. on reaching a thousand editions. Your paper has kept both Westminster and the City informed at a time of great turbulence in the world economy.”

SIR VICTOR BLANK
Former chairman, Lloyds Banking
“City A.M. has developed into a quality newspaper which sparks boardroom debate with its insight and analysis. It is compulsory and compulsive reading.”

MICHAEL SHERWOOD
Vice chairman, Goldman Sachs
“Congratulations on reaching your millennium. Perceptive City comment in a lively and readable format.”

XAVIER ROLET
CEO, London Stock Exchange
“Congratulations on your 1,000th issue. Since launching you have become part of the City's staple of economic and financial news. We wish you all the very best for your next 1,000.”

TRUETT TATE
Executive director, Lloyds Banking
“Congratulations! City A.M . is a shining example for all the start-ups (and upstarts!); all of the challengers who aspire to greatness! Creativity, integrity, and just plain good fun.”

CHARLOTTE CROSSWELL
CEO, Nasdaq OMX Europe
“I'd like to congratulate the whole team at City A.M. on the paper's thousandth issue. It is a good roundup of essential news for anyone working in the City.”

GEORGE OSBORNE
Shadow chancellor
“City A.M. combines news, insight, data and personality from the City in one indispensible read.”

NEIL BERKETT
CEO, Virgin Media
“City A.M. is an invaluable read to keep us informed with what’s happening day-to-day in the world’s financial capital, especially now we are listed on the London Stock Exchange.”

DAVID CHEYNE
Senior partner, Linklaters
“City A.M. is very different from the normal free newspaper. It has real content and comment.”

ANDY COSSLETT
CEO, InterContinental Hotels Group
“City A.M. has been a great addition to the UK media scene. The focus on financial and City related news makes it an ideal read first thing in the morning, setting me up for the day.”

LORD MANDELSON
Business Secretary
“City A.M. should be congratulated on producing a superb paper which has become essential reading for anyone interested in business.”

ANGELA KNIGHT
CEO, BBA
“Even when loaded down with bags, papers and an umbrella, an essential each morning is to pick up a copy of City A.M. at Bank underground station.”

STEPHEN HESTER
CEO, RBS
“I’ve been a supporter of CityA.M. from the moment it came out. It never ceases to be sharp, analytical and interesting and is now essential reading.”

PETER FREEMAN
Chairman, Competition Commission
“City A.M. is accurate, to the point, and often ahead of many of the broadsheets. And it certainly makes a tube ride pass more quickly.”

ALAN PARKER
CEO, Whitbread
“Reading City A.M. has become part of my morning routine alongside my Costa coffee! Given how new the paper is and the fact that it is free it is great to see that it has survived.”

ANDY STEWART
Founder, Cenkos
“Many congratulations on today’s 1,000th edition – in just over four short years, I feel that your paper has made a significant change to the way the City perceives the financial press.”

KELVIN MACKENZIE
Former Sun editor
“I love City A.M. It’s just like me: small, clever and perfectly formed.”

NIGEL BOARDMAN
Partner, Slaughter and May
“City A.M. has already established itself as a City institution and a major source of news and comment.”

IAN POWELL
Chairman and senior partner, PwC
“As a relative newcomer, City A.M. is now a must read. Its fresh, incisive and entertaining approach to hard news is a welcome addition to the capital’s business media.”

HECTOR SANTS
CEO, Financial Services Authority
“It’s good to see more sources of news and opinion specifically aimed at informing the City and contributing to the debate about the future of financial services in the UK.”

VINCE CABLE
Lib Dem treasury spokesman
“Reading City A.M. is an essential part of my daily commute. Many congratulations to you all on reaching such an important milestone and best wishes for the future.”

MARK ANDERSON
MD, Hamptons International
“City A.M. has become an essential daily read for any business professional – providing an up-to-the-minute snapshot of the most important financial and business news of the day.”

PAUL LESTER
CEO, VT Group
“I’ve followed City A.M. with great interest since its launch and always make a point of picking it up when I can. It gives a useful snap shot of what's going on in the City.”

LUKE JOHNSON
Chairman, C4
“City A.M. is lively, concise and on the money. Congratulations.”

SIR MARTIN SORRELL
CEO, WPP
“Congratulations on your 1,000th edition. City A.M. is always essential early morning reading for anybody in the City or finance, or the media, or, indeed, business.”

ALAN PARKER
Chairman, Brunswick
“Reaching your 1,000th issue is a tremendous milestone. Many congratulations to all at
City A.M. on providing a consistently fresh perspective on business and city life.”

IAN LUDER
Lord Mayor of the City of London
“City A.M. has made a significant impact on the business community since its launch in 2005 and continues to play a key role in
setting the news agenda in the Square Mile.”

TIM LINACRE
CEO, Panmure Gordon
“City A.M. has become a must-read. It is a good mix of hard news and City gossip, in large part thanks to the quality of the
journalists. The City is richer for it existence.”

BARBARA SNOAD
CEO, Theo Fennell
“I find City A.M. an extremely useful read every morning – not only for business news but for wider features with an excellent focus on the luxury industry.”

PETER HAMBRO
Chairman, Petropavlovsk
“City A.M. is the busy man’s crib to the Square Mile.”

BORIS JOHNSON
Mayor of London
“In such a tough market it is great to see City A.M. reaching this landmark whilst continuing with such incisive reporting and comment and keeping its eye on the important issues.”

SALMAAN HASAN
CEO, Minerva
“I think City A.M. gives a comprehensive and original perspective of financial news for the world's most dynamic business centre. I look forward to reading the next 1,000 issues.”

RICHARD GOODING
CEO, London City Airport
“City A.M. is informative and engaging, providing an insightful news digest for city workers. Anyone who wants to stay informed would do well to pick up a copy.”

GEOFF COOPER
CEO, Travis Perkins
“City A.M.’s coverage of financial matters is first-rate. It’s a good read for those who work in, and are fascinated by, business. Well done on getting to 1,000 editions.”

CHRIS LUCAS
Group finance director, Barclays
“Congratulations to City A.M. on completing its 1,000th edition. It delivers thoughtful and balanced coverage in an increasingly fast-moving financial environment.”

WILLIE WALSH
Ceo, BA
“City AM has brought new writing and new ideas to the coverage of business during an extraordinary period in economic history. We wish it well in the years ahead.”

STEPHEN HADDRILL
Director general, ABI
“City A.M. is required reading for anyone with an interest in the Square Mile, and beyond. It covers the key news stories each day and its analysis and comment is of high quality.”

DAMON BUFFINI
Chairman, Permira
“I now start every day with City A.M. and I want to congratulate it on its first class journalism.”

TIM STEINER
CEO, Ocado
“Congratulations to a smart morning read on delivering the big 1,000. Best wishes.”

MICHAEL SPENCER
CEO, Icap
“It is a tribute to the high quality of its journalism that City A.M. is publishing its 1,000th issue. I am delighted to be able to congratulate Allister and the team on their hard work.”

NICK THOMLINSON
Senior partner, Knight Frank
“1,000 issues ago, City A.M. saw a gap in the market and forged its way in. It has tapped into a targeted and influential readership and provides insightful business news.”

ANDREW GRANT
Founder, Tulchan PR
“City A.M. is firmly established in the financial media world. It combines breaking news, insight into City people and a wicked sense of humour. It’s been a pleasure reading you.”