On a night when the heavens opened, and the wind and snow did their best to put people off venturing out, 39 of the 40 teams who had booked made it to the Marriott Hotel and did their best to pit their wits against a variety of Northampton’s professional service firms.
Over the course of a couple of hours, the teams enjoyed/endured a variety of rounds on a number of topics leading to an extremely close-run battle for the top three places – with only one point between each.
So far there have been no appeals or writs served but it was accountants who swept the board, Phipps Henson McAllister bagged the top spot, and two teams from Cobley Desborough came in 2nd and 3rd. The BRI team did try to advise others that they had come fourth equal, and most appeared happy with this, though those that enquired further were grateful to the 40th team for not turning up - thereby ensuring that at least they did not come last.
Quizmasters Peter Windatt and Ian Cooke, Director and Manager from the BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency team (there were some 10 markers, runners and recorders from BRI there to ensure the smooth running of the event) switched from their daytime role of helping businesses avoid the need for their formal insolvency services and struggled manfully with some tough pronunciations. The Marriott team coped with serving food to 150+ hungry attendees and the bar was not run dry – clearly the reputation of Northampton’s professional firms have gone before them. A great time was had by all and BRI are grateful to those firms for supporting the quiz that evening and also for supporting the firm as they, having taken over from their predecessor practice, embark on their 31st year of assisting the town and region with all things business recovery and insolvency related.
BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency have their head-office in St. James Road, Northampton. Anyone with any business recovery or insolvency related query can contact them via 01604 754352 or via their web-site www.briuk.co.uk.