Yorkshire Times
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1:00 AM 3rd December 2023

Christmas Spotlight: Graham Clayton

Yet again for 2023, we’re bringing back our popular festive spotlight — featuring business people 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 Graham Clayton, CEO of The Society of Dyers and Colourists…

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?

Scriba PR.

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

This year my wife has an ‘Advent Calendar’ of 24 books all wrapped separately, with no idea what each one is!

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

Hard to think of one – possibly a bottle of spirits as I don’t like them!

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

Yorkshire puddings – huge ones!

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!)

It’s only a number that changes as we move from one year to the next. Things will be good, bad and indifferent as they were in previous years, but we can get through it all and do these things together. Enjoy the festive holiday and whatever 2024 brings.