It’s December and it’s time to get a little festive in the office! We’ve opened day 1 of the advent calendar, put up a Christmas tree, and we have yuletide tunes blasting from the radio. I’ve nabbed our busy Director at BMT Promotions, Jack Thomas to talk about business in 2017 and all things Christmas.
How has 2017 been positive for you in business?
Most significantly, we brought our search marketing operation in house & took on a dedicated employee to oversee our digital marketing activities. We are receiving lots of new business across a wide range of sectors, and our year on year turnover has increased by 34% which is very encouraging heading into 2018.
What difficulties have you faced in business in 2017?
Other than the odd computer/server problem, one occasion resulted in me not leaving the office until 3:30am – and we were leaving for the airport for our summer holiday at 6:00am! Aside from these minor difficulties, we were approached with an acquisition proposal earlier in the year which was a big crossroad in both personal & business life. Ultimately, the deal was not right for us and we continue on our path of internal growth.
What are your hopes for your company in 2018?
Our new website will be launched in January, which we are really excited about. We are looking forward to working with our existing customers, and continue to add to our customer base through 2018 & beyond.
How will you be spending your time over the Christmas break?
With my wife, son & dog in a cottage in Yorkshire. Plenty of walks & quality family time. Time to relax, reflect & re-charge ready for 2018.
Which Christmas tune makes you turn your volume dial up?
Step into Christmas – Elton John
What’s on your Christmas wish-list this year?
Terrys Chocolate Orange!
Do you have a favourite festive film? If so, which one?
What’s the worst Christmas present you have received?
Whisky flavoured Fudge
What is your favourite Christmas tipple?
Kraken Spiced Rum