17 local companies went head to head in a grand corporate quiz to raise funds for homeless prevention charity Julian House.
Competing teams included large firms to local businesses all of whom dusted off their lounge jackets and swotted up on politics, fashion, sport, economics, science, Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood (where’s that you say?) ahead of the fundraiser.
“The evening was really well supported by both large and small firms from across the city and even included Bristol City Council’s Mayor Office” begins Alexis Woodward, from Julian House.
“We were delighted with how well the event was supported and were very pleased to welcome companies such as Burges Salmon, Deloitte, PwC, Triodos Bank, Clarke Willmott and Michelmores. Smaller local businesses included Portland Brown, BRC Recruitment, Moon Consulting and Whitechurch Securities” continued Alexis.
Alexis states “We’ve been running a similar event in Bath for 16 years and this was our inaugural event in Bristol. Yet have never had such a nail biting final in all the years we’ve been running corporate quizzes. Triodos Bank and the Mayor’s office were this years winners but only one could leave with the trophy.”
Alexis adds “Quiz host Steve led Le Fevre staged a dramatic tie break, taking the fastest to answer from each team captain. The Mayor’s Office stole the first to three and claimed the Bristol Blue Glass event trophy.”
“On behalf of Julian House, a big thank you to all the companies that entered a team and volunteers that helped make the event a great success. We’d also like to give a special thank you to our quiz hosts TV & radio presenter Steve Le Fevre, comedian Cerys Nelmes and actor Martin Williamson who performs Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
In 2017 Julian House is celebrating 30th years of helping some of our community’s most vulnerable people, the homeless. During which time we have developed our range of support to help rough sleepers, but also provide structured projects across the South West that address some of the complex reasons mean and women find themselves homeless in the first instance.
Many of the people we help have been homeless and have multiple complex problems like addiction, poor mental health and have been long term unemployed. This event was to raise funds to support some of Bristol’s most vulnerable people to turn their lives around.