If you follow me on Twitter, you will have no doubt been seeing my recent tweets about the charity pub quiz I organise for the regional committee of the CIPR. I hate plugging things too much but the pub quiz was photo3to raise money for a charitable cause that was deeply close to my heart. A journalist friend of mine called Nigel Scott sadly died of cancer in 2009 and so collectively we decided to hold a fun event last year to honour him and to try and raise some money for the charities that helped him in his final days.

So last year we organised a pub quiz/soiree in the centre of Leeds and we got around 100 people from the local media and PR companies to come along and fight it out. Although it took a lot of organising I really enjoyed it and so decided to do it all over again.

This year we moved the event to Alea Casino in Clarence Dock which was a great venue and we managed to fill the entire top floor and even had our own free roulette table. The event started at 7pm and went on until late with several different quiz rounds from general knowledge to music. Sadly, my team didn’t win this year, in fact, we came third from bottom but I suppose you can’t win them all.

Nigel’s close family were in attendance and seemed to enjoy the nights proceedings. I have attached a few images of the night to show you what it looked like. I would certainly recommend the Alea as a venue for business events as the top floor can take around 200 people and it looks the part. The food was supplied by James Martin’s restaurant and was lovely.

So I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that came along and bought tickets to this year’s event. It’s a fun event and it’s great to get everyone from the PR industry in one room together. Last night we managed to raise around £2,000 for the charities and so I am very happy today.

The Businessdesk.com and The Yorkshire Evening Post will also be doing their own write ups over the next few days.

If you were at the event, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought. I want to use the feedback to make the event even better next year. Thanks.

The leader board looked like this:

 

1QUIZ TEAM A – AGUILERA57
2MEL’S MARAUDERS56
3SCUMBAG COLLEGE54
4HIGHLY COMMENDED53
5BUNGLE AND THE CHUMPS52
6SCOTTY’S HEROES52
7HAVE I GOT BOOZE FOR YOU52
8UNCLE K48
9GIN’LL FIX IT45
10FAB, FAB, FAB44
11TEAM INAPPROPRIATE42
12FILTHY LUCRE38
13MERALS BITCHES37
14THE COCK IN CIDER31

QUIZ TEAM A - AGUILERA

About Chris Norton

Chris Norton is the founder of Prohibition and an award winning communications consultant with more than twenty years’ experience. He was a lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and has had a varied PR career having worked both in-house and in a number of large consultancies. He is an Integrated PR and social media blogger and writes on a wide variety of blogs across a huge amount of topics from digital marketing, social media marketing right through to technology and crisis management.