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On 13 June, I-COM and Saffery Champness returned with Manchester’s biggest pub quiz for recruitment agencies, the CLASH OF THE TITANS.

In our largest quiz to date, 11 agencies battled it out for first place at The Bierkeller, in the Printworks. Defending champions, Evolution Recruitment Solutions, were in attendance and eager to return home with the highly sought-after trophy.


However, victory finally went to Finlay James, with just half a point separating them from Creative Resource who took second place. This was Finlay James’ fourth win since CLASH OF THE TITANS began, and a fitting tribute to team captain Val Unverricht who was commemorating his last day with the company before moving on to new adventures.

Winners Finlay James

Winners, team ‘Finlay Jinlay’ from Finlay James

Teams were put through their paces by I-COM’s quizmaster extraordinaire Dan Beardshall, with rounds including pub-quiz classics such as general knowledge and current affairs, as well as the fiendishly difficult ‘What’s the next lyric?’ music round.

Finally, quizzers were set a creative challenge by co-hosts Saffery Champness, which involved building a free-standing tower using only spaghetti, marshmallows (plus a healthy dose of sticky tape). The results ranged from a credible 27cms, right up to an impressive 57cms (not including the six teams who failed to get their towers off the ground…).

The two teams who attempted to impress the judges by taping their spaghetti to the ceiling were, sadly, disqualified - nice try Evolution Recruitment Solutions and MRJ Recruitment!

evolution.jpgEvolution Recruitment Solutions with their spaghetti "tower"

CLASH OF THE TITANS - the full list:

  1. Finlay James - "Finlay Jinlay"
  2. Creative Resource
  3. Network Marketing - "And in Other News..."
  4. I-COM/JMW
  5. Finlay James - "Quiz on Your Face"
  6. Saffery Champness - "Table 10"
  7. "Michael Jackson’s Last Request"
  8. "Where’s Andy?"
  9. "Trophy for Brophy"
  10. MRJ Recruitment
  11. Saffery Champness - "SC Blue"
  12. Energize Recruitment
  13. "The 5 Clovers"
  14. "Quiz Me Baby One More Time"

And, last but not least, the Wooden Spoon award went to Park Lane Recruitment - better luck next time!

Fancy getting your hands on the trophy?

You’ll get a chance to claim the title of Manchester’s number one recruitment quizzers when the CLASH OF THE TITANS returns this November!

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