After four fiercely competitive yet fun business challenges, Studio20a have emerged as the overall 2017 champions after accumulating the most points over the course of the year.
The Tuesday Market Place-based company, which specialises in design, photography and film, pipped Ward Gethin Archer, joint champions in 2015 and 2016, to the title after finishing fourth in the final challenge of the year – the giant buzz wire mystery challenge. Boots and Wilko finished joint third.
A donation will be made in the New Year to West Norfolk Mind, Studio20a’s chosen charity, before the 2018 Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge kicks off.
Gavin Caney, from Studio20a, said: “We get on so well as a team that these challenges seemed a great opportunity to have a laugh and spend some more time together outside of work so to speak.
“It didn’t take long for our competitive streak to kick in but the main thing is we had fun and enjoyed meeting up with some familiar faces for each event.
“The events were organised and run excellently and it’s another positive for the town that businesses are able to come together in this way every few months.”
He added: “The fact we’ve been able to make a donation to a charity that means a lot to all of us as a result of winning the 2017 series was the icing on the cake.”
The first event of 2017, a traditional pancake race held in February, was won jointly by Studio20a and Hayes + Storr solicitors. This was followed by egg and spoon racing in April, which was won by Wilko.
Our third challenge, pedal kart racing on the Tuesday Market Place in September, was won by Boots, and our fourth challenge, giant buzz wire, was won by Ward Gethin Archer.
Next year’s business challenge will – as with every year – start on Shrove Tuesday, which in 2018 is February 13. Egg and spoon racing will follow on Thursday 29 March. There other two business challenges will be announced in due course.
Here are a few shots of Studio20a in action over the four business challenges.