Lancashire Times
Weekend Edition
7:00 AM 24th December 2019

Christmas Spotlight: Phil Marsland

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 it’s Phil Marsland, Director of Blue Tree Consulting.

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?

Brexit [yawn]

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


Which fellow Yorkshire business has impressed you this year?

BEE Events

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

Fitness eg. Hitting my weight and 5km target by 24th December!!

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

Battery operated Thomas the Tank Engine and loads of track.

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

Bread sauce (yum!)

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


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

Tense! Only joking, it's going to be marvellous family time for the first time in years with my ageing parents.

Your favourite Christmas tipple?

It was Port, but I've just discovered Talisker!!

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!)

Be happy, but most of all, be yourself because every one else is taken.