Here at Protocol, we know all about the importance of good people and spreading Christmas joy!

Our business is full of great people, and you may only interact with one or two in your work with us, but there is a whole army of support in the background from IT to Marketing and Compliance to Recruitment Consultants. We thought it was important for you to find out a bit more about the people that make up #Team Protocol. In this series, you will find out what Christmas means to the person behind the screen, or at the end of the phone.

To start the Christmas Spotlight series, we would like to introduce you to Sam Miles, Senior Marketing Executive. Here’s what we found out about Sam:

Finish this thought, “It wouldn’t be Christmas without ______.”

Watching at least 5 Christmas films in the run-up to the big day. I can feel the festive spirit building with each film!

What is your favourite Christmas song?

I’m going to choose two because I can’t pick between them,  Elvis – Santa bring my baby back to me and RUN DMC – Christmas in Hollis.

Describe your perfect Christmas Dinner

  • Starter – Prawn Cocktail
  • Main – Turkey, Stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Pigs in Blankets, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Parsnips and Cranberry Sauce.
  • Pudding – Trifle
  • Drink – Full sugar Coca-Cola (because it’s Christmas after all)

What’s your favourite character from a Christmas-themed movie, book or TV special?

Gizmo from Gremlins. Gizmo is pretty much the dream pet, obviously if you ignore the other evil gremlins you get if you feed him after midnight of course.

What is the best present you have received?

I remember vividly being ecstatic receiving a PS2 on Christmas when I was 8 or 9.

When was the last time you built a snowman?

Christmas 2019 with my niece and nephew. I have no talent for it though, the head invariably falls off in about 30 minutes.

Would you prefer it to snow on Christmas or stay sunny?

Snow absolutely. It seems pretty rare, so it makes Christmas extra special.

What’s a favourite family Christmas memory that has stuck with you through the years?

I think playing board games with my niece and nephew each year is always memorable. We played Pie Face one year and that brought laughter and tears in equal measure.

The true meaning of Christmas is ______.

Eating your family out of house and home and not feeling a shred of guilt about it.

Keep your eyes peeled for the next instalment of Protocol’s Christmas Spotlight…

Need to hire quickly?

No time to talk right now? Upload a job now and we’ll do the rest!

Send a job now

or talk to us for advice on 0115 911 1100.

Find your next job in education, skills and training

Search by job role and location, for example, “assessor”