On Tuesday 19th March, George Hay Chartered Accountants hosted their 26th Annual Quiz at the John O’Gaunt Golf Club Nr. Potton.

A number of local businesses, including solicitors, banks and professional networking groups, came together to compete for the sought-after George Hay Jubilee Shield.

As this year marks 80 years since the firm’s Biggleswade office was first established, in 1939, Quizmaster and Partner, Barry Jefferd and his wife Susan, devised questions that would put the teams’ knowledge of the last eight decades to the test.

After a close-fought contest and several of the teams scoring highly in a number of the rounds, for a seventh consecutive year (and beating the record that they set last year) Stevenage-based Richmond House managed to hold on to the shield, finishing on an impressive 89 points.

Barker Storey Matthews and Letchworth-based business networking group, biz4Biz, ended up sharing 2nd place as they both finished on 77 points.

Speaking after the quiz, Barry said: “It has been another extremely enjoyable evening, giving local professionals and businesses the opportunity to socialise and enjoy some friendly competition”.

“It was good fun coming up with the questions this year, to mark the eight decades since George Hay’s first office was established in Biggleswade and I think our teams’ general knowledge was really put to the test.”

“Our congratulations go to Richmond House once again who pulled off another impressive win! They are now on their seventh consecutive victory – so we look forward to seeing how things play out next year!”