Lancashire Times
A Voice of the North
9:00 AM 16th December 2019

Christmas Spotlight: James Lavin

James Lavin
James Lavin
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 James Lavin, managing director of Leach…

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?


Which fellow Yorkshire business has impressed you this year?

Timothy Taylors – multi-year winner!

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

A time machine.

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


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


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


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


Your favourite Christmas tipple?

Mulled wine.

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!)

Crack on!