Companies from around King’s Lynn showed off their problem-solving skills last week in the final Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge of 2016.
The Command Task challenge was held on the Tuesday Market Place as part of the Army reserve recruitment drive on Friday last week and saw teams from Ward Gethin Archer, Primark, Boots and Wilko tackle three tasks.
The first, based on the Tower of Hanoi game, saw teams move tyres from one cone to another so they ended in the same order they started with the second seeing teams challenged to pick up a bottle using only the items provided and move it to a safe location without spilling the contents.
For the third task, all team members were blindfolded except one who had to guide other members through a minefield made of small cones.
Teams were ranked in each challenge with bonus points awarded for the quickest team to complete the first task, the team with the least spillage in the second, and for getting all members through the third task without any standing on a cone.
Wilko were crowned the winners of this challenge, followed by Primark, Ward Gethin Archer, and Boots.
This meant the overall competition winners for 2016 were Ward Gethin Archer and Primark who both finished on level points after 2016’s four challenges. Wilko finished third, KLFM ended in fourth place with Boots fifth and Ring Associates sixth. Sainsbury’s took the wooden spoon.
The other challenges held in the Vancouver Quarter this year included pancake racing in February, egg and spoon racing in March, and beat the goalie in August. The shopping centre will give a donation to the chosen charities of both Ward Gethin Archer and Primark.
Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter Centre Manager, said: “I’d like to congratulate Ward Gethin Archer and Primark for topping our business challenge table for a second year running. Both have been huge supporters of our challenges over the past two years, and were both competitive in every challenge.
“A huge thank you also to every business that has taken part this year. We really hope all the businesses enjoyed taking part, and went some way to helping their staff bonding and networking with fellow companies in the town.”
Details of the Vancouver Quarter’s 2017 challenges will be released early next year. Any businesses interested in taking part are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org
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