Q and A: Dougal Sharp, managing director, Innis & Gunn

1 How confident are you about the year ahead?

The infrastructure we've been putting in place over the past 18 months has set us up for an exciting 2011 with eyes firmly on America. All the indicators are healthy, so we can be relatively confident, but that allows no room for complacency.

2 Do you think the economy is out of the woods?

We have worked hard to develop a strong export business and so need to keep a finger on the pulse of our key markets' economies. The signs are encouraging elsewhere, if not quite so here in Scotland.

3 What challenges will 2011 hold for your business?

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Making all of the business infrastructure investment pay through hard sales.

4 What would help you overcome those challenges?

Increased levels of brand exposure and awareness.

5 Was 2010 better or worse than you expected?

It was what we expected, just harder work.

6 If you could introduce or change one government policy to help your business, what would it be?

Better tax breaks for fast-growing small businesses with strong export markets.

7 Where would you like your business to be by the end of 2011?

To be looking back on 2010 and saying: "If we hadn't made the investment then we would never have achieved this sort of year in 2011."

8 What's the one item or gadget you're going to buy in 2011?

Draft fonts for our new keg beer.

9 What's your new year's resolution?

Enjoy our successes more - we have been so focused on change this year that our record-breaking performance has sometimes passed unnoticed.

10 Will Andy Murray win Wimbledon?

Yes, and I'm sure he will win the Australian Open too. He's good on the surface and he always starts the season on a flyer. Fingers crossed.