Legal eagles carry off first and second place in charity quiz

Legal eagles from a Shropshire law firm scooped first and second place in a charity quiz raising funds for Severn Hospice.

The event, organised by Shropshire corporate recovery firm BCR, drew teams of local accountants, bankers and lawyers to the Corbet Arms pub in Uffington, Shrewsbury.

Staged to mark St George’s Day, the quiz tested their general knowledge of British sport, geography, entertainment, music and current affairs.

Lawyers from Hatchers solicitors in Shrewsbury carried off the winner’s plaque closely followed by colleagues from the firm’s Whitchurch branch in second place.

It was the third annual quiz staged by BCR, based in Shrewsbury, and managing director Phil Wood, who acted as quiz master, was thrilled with the £840 made for the hospice.

Funds from last year’s quiz helped brighten up the hospice garden, buying spring plants and shrubs.

Mr Wood said: “The event has become a much-enjoyed event on the social calendar for Shropshire businesses.

“Again there was good-humoured rivalry and some great banter between professionals from quite different backgrounds but all united in an effort to support the hospice.”

Fellow BCR directors Nick West and Chris Knott posed questions which  tested the grey matter of accountants from Claremont, DRE & Co and Whittingham Riddell, law firms Aaron & Partners, FBC Manby Bowdler, Hatchers (teams 1 and 2), McLoughlin & Company and bankers from NatWest.

BCR, based on Battlefield Enterprise Park, is a long-standing member the Shropshire Chamber. The firm, which also has offices in Newport and Market Drayton, steps in to help businesses facing financial crisis.

Director Nick West said: “As Licensed Insolvency Practitioners we spend every day guiding our clients through solu­tions from raising finance, negotiating with HMRC or the bank to help put their business­es back on track and keep local people in jobs.”

Businesses needing a free consultation with BCR are asked to call 01743 540 145.