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12:01 AM 24th December 2023

Final Christmas Spotlight 24: Ian Garner

Yet again for 2023, we brought back our popular festive spotlight — featuring regional businesspeople. On each day of Advent, we featured business people from across the north, giving them 10 quickfire questions, covering the past year and their plans for the festive season. And they were only allowed one word answers…

Finally for 2023, it’s our business writer Ian Garner ...

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?

Cost of living crisis

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?

Maggie’s Yorkshire (a fantastic cancer support charity)

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

Bike (for my granddaughter)

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

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

Mince Pie

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!)

A quote from Winnie the Pooh, “You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."

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Happy Christmas