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1:09 AM 12th December 2023

Christmas Spotlight: Margaret Hartley

Yet again for 2023, we’re bringing back our popular festive spotlight — featuring businesspeople from across the region. 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 Margaret Hartley, owner of Benchmark Marketing Services…

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?

(Even more) satisfying!

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?

Innova Care Concepts.

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

A barge day trip on the Leeds-Liverpool canal.

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

A kitchen bin.

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


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!)

Be the best you can, do the best you can, enjoy yourself!