Back on top, FFEI regain quiz crown
A triumphant team from world-beating imaging technology firm FFEI have another success to celebrate – but this one is a little bit closer to home than the firm’s prized Queen’s Award for enterprise.
The Maylands-based firm can once again claim to employ Dacorum’s best brains after their team took top spot in the annual Connect Dacorum/Dacorum Community Trust event at Shendish Manor on Thursday.
The team of Ian Crawforth, Georgina Hutchinson, George Hutchinson, Kevin Ratcliffe, Bob Wilson, Andy Cook, Helen Cook, Roy Smith, Julian Payne and Stephen Meek successfully negotiated 10 tricky rounds of questions set by Gazette editor John Francis, which included rounds on the First World War, commercial sponsorship and famous beards.
And they held their nerve during the final accumulator round, which can see back-markers surge through the field to score a last-gasp victory. Last year FFEI, winners in 2012, were pipped at the post by Furnell Transport on the final question.