Christmas spotlight: Clare Featherstone

By Anthony Wolny | 17th December 2018 | 7 min read

Year after year, The Yorkshire Times Festive Spotlight feature proves to be very popular, so this year, they’ve brought their business page Q&A back, but with a difference! For 2018, they’re posing 12 quickfire ‘one word’ questions to business people throughout the region, and revealing one per day in true advent calendar style!

Next up, it’s Clare Featherstone, HR Business Partner for Cascade HR, part of IRIS Software Group

1.Sum up 2018 for your business, in one word


2.And a word that summarises how you expect 2019 to pan out?

Success or triumph

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


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


5.Which fellow Yorkshire business has impressed you this year?

Wensleydale cheese factory

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

A book from my favourite author, Cara Alwill Leyba

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

New York Knicks tickets

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


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

Four (and the puppy)

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


11.Your favourite Christmas tipple?


12. And a message to your friends, family, colleagues and peers as they welcome in 2019? (you can have more than one word for this one!)

We’re approaching the new year with our first blank page of a 365-page book. Make mistakes, learn new things, try new things, push yourself, challenge yourself and change your world. I would like to wish each one of you beautiful moments, treasured memories and countless blessings for the festive period and the year ahead.