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Local businesses attend George Hay Chartered Accountants’ 25th Annual Quiz

Written by Paula Devine | 09 Apr 2018

On Tuesday 20th March, a number of local businesses, including solicitors, estate agents and other professional groups, came together once again to compete, in a bid to win the sought-after George Hay Jubilee Shield.

This year was the 25th running of the annual quiz night, hosted by the chartered accountants at the John O’Gaunt Golf Club Nr. Potton.

In a similar vain to last year’s event, it was a close fought contest between Stevenage-based Richmond House and chartered surveyors, Barker Storey Matthews.

In the end, for a sixth consecutive year (which is also a new record), Richmond House managed to hold on to the trophy finishing on 70 points, with Barker Storey Matthews coming a close second with 67 points.

This year’s questions, delivered by quiz master and Senior Partner, Nick Willis, covered everything from historic battles to numbers and from cryptic clues for drinks to novels, making up 8 perplexing rounds for the teams to ponder over.

Speaking after the quiz, Nick said: “It was a pleasure to host the quiz for a 25th year, giving local businesses the opportunity to get together and enjoy some friendly competition.”

“Our congratulations go to Richmond House, once again, for holding on to the shield and setting a new record! It certainly seems that they are the ones to beat next year!”

“I’d like to thank all those who took part for supporting the quiz again this year and for being such good sports – we look forward to welcoming them all again in 2019!”

To find out more about George Hay, which also has offices in Huntingdon and Letchworth, please visit

Topics: Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce, george hay

Paula Devine

Written by Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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