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1:01 AM 23rd December 2023

Christmas Spotlight: Pauline Wild

Yet again for 2023, we’re bringing back our popular festive spotlight — featuring regional 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 Pauline Wild, managing partner at Forbes Solicitors ...

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?

Cautiously optimistic (sorry, that’s two)

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?

Senator International

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

The best Christmas gifts I buy each year are our matching Christmas PJs; the kids and the hubby love it and can’t wait to see what delight they’ll be wearing on Christmas Eve…

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

My Nan used to give me £5 for Christmas and one year she gave me an additional box of Toffifee which unfortunately made me violently sick on Christmas day!

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

No two ways about it – pigs in blanket and plenty of gravy!

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!)

Make 2024 the year to remember, the year that you believed in yourself and befriended yourself.