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1:00 AM 16th December 2023

Christmas Spotlight: Rachel McLane

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 Rachel McLane, Design Director of Rachel McLane Ltd...

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

(rationale – thriving, growing – moving forwards having survived Covid)

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

(Rationale looking forwards)

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?


(Rationale – listening and delivering solutions that clients can relate to)

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

Bike & Boot Inns ltd

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

Personalised photo books

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

An air fan to dry laundry

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

Roast sprouts with chestnuts

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 true to yourself and have integrity. Kindness and truly listening to others is what life is about.
Live life, work hard and have fun. Balance is key…. I’m still working on that! Don’t work all the time.
In the words of Ben Okri, the poet, “our future is greater than our past”. The best is yet to come.