BBC Radio Leicester visit Shinx

Shinx Creative are top of BBC Leicester’s Workplace Challenge leader board, beating out competition from GI Solutions, Fingerprints Café, and BBC Leicester itself.

On Friday 26th August, the Shinx offices were visited by BBC presenter Dale Neal who was acting as Johnathan Lampon’s man in the field. He interviewed Creative Director Rob Barsby and Copywriter and Social Media Manager Matt Watts before asking the crucial question: who would be participating in the general knowledge quiz? Using his managerial skills, Rob delegated the job to Matt.

The challenge was simple: answer ten general knowledge questions in the quickest time possible, with a ten second penalty for every pass. Matt’s strategy was clear: pass the vast majority of questions because he had no idea what the answers were. He managed to pass seven of the ten, earning himself a time of 3:50. This would place Shinx second on the leaderboard, a surprisingly respectable position.

Then Johnathan dropped a bombshell: that there was an opportunity for Shinx to take the top spot. There was a final, ‘golden’ question which would halve Matt’s penalty time if answered correctly, but double it if answered incorrectly. The stakes were high. The tension, unbearable. Rob and Matt frantically conferred: was it worth the risk? Should we quit while we’re ahead? Could arrogance be our downfall?

They looked up at Dale, they had made a decision

“We’ll go for the golden question.”

The county of Leicestershire took a collective gasp.

“How old was Richard the Third when he died; 31, 32, or 33?”

The county continued to hold its breath, and was now starting to get a little light-headed.

“He was…”

Sweat was running down Matt’s face, his hands were shaking, his voice faltered.

“He was…” he started again. Several people in the county fainted. “… I’m going to say that he was 32.” His heart was in his mouth.

A sound came through his headphones.

The sound of… applause, cheering, and celebration! They had done it! Shinx were top of the leader board!

There was a rousing chorus of ‘We Are The Champions’ and a national holiday was declared.

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