Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
7:30 AM 4th December 2019

Christmas Spotlight: Jonathan Thirkill, CEO – Boostify

Year after year, our festive spotlights prove very popular on our business pages. So, our advent calendar of business people is once again back for 2019! For every day of December, we’ll be putting a notable name from the region through their paces, with 12 quickfire ‘one word’ questions…

Next up, it’s Jonathan Thirkill, CEO from Boostify…

Sum up 2019 for your business, in one word


And a word that summarises how you expect 2020 to pan out?


What’s the one word from this year you’re sick of hearing?


And the one you hope to hear more of in the 12 months ahead?

Artificial Intelligence – sorry, that’s two!

Which fellow northern business has impressed you this year?

All the businesses, including Leeds Rugby, Yorkshire County Cricket, Caddick Construction and the countless other companies involved in delivering the new Emerald Headingley Stadium. What a fantastic asset to the area.

If you could have one present for Christmas what would it be?

The whole family around the same table.

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

A funny Christmas jumper!

What do you think is the most under-rated thing on your Christmas dinner plate?

Yorkshire pudding – it’s my favourite bit!

How many people will be around your table on Christmas day?

The whole family, including aunties and grandparents – there will be about 10 of us.

And which word would you use to sum up the ambience?


Your favourite Christmas tipple?


And a message to your friends, family, colleagues and peers as they welcome in 2020? (you can have more than one word for this one!)

Wishing everyone strength and determination to achieve all their goals in 2020 – Happy New Year!