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1:01 AM 9th December 2023

Christmas Spotlight: Doug Main

Yet again for 2023, we’re bringing back our popular festive spotlight — featuring businesspeople from across the north. On each day of Advent, we’ll be quizzing a notable name with 10 quickfire questions, covering the past year and their plans for the festive season. And they’re only allowed one word answers…

Next up it’s Doug Main, creative director at The Bigger Boat…

1. Looking back at 2023, what word would you use to sum it all up, for your business?


2. And what word describes how you’d like to see 2024 begin?


3. What’s the one word from this year that you’ve heard the most?


4. And the one you hope to hear more of in the 12 months ahead?


5. Which fellow regional business has most impressed you this year?

Tall Agency.

6. What’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever bought for someone else?

A picture that I drew for my father-in-law.

7. And the worst one you’ve ever received?

I can’t think of anything specific, but my Nana Main’s gifts were consistently bad!

8. What’s your favourite thing that will be on your Christmas dinner plate?

Celeriac mash.

9. Describe the festive season in one word.


10. What message do you have for your friends, family, colleagues and peers as they welcome in 2024? (you can have more than one word for this one!)

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t then change the way you think about it.