King’s Lynn firms show egg-thusiasm

Egg and Spoon racing takes place in the town centre as part of the Vancouver Quarter business challenge. Ward Gethin Archer lose an egg.
Egg and Spoon racing takes place in the town centre as part of the Vancouver Quarter business challenge. Ward Gethin Archer lose an egg.

Egg-thusiastic businesses in Lynn battled it out to be crowned the best three-legged egg and spoon racers on Tuesday.

The annual event was the second Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge of 2017 and saw racers from five teams pit their skills over a short course in St Dominic’s Square, near Sainsbury’s, in town.

Egg and Spoon racing takes place in the town centre as part of the Vancouver Quarter business challenge. The winning team from Wilko, LtoR - Lauren Moore, Michelle Hobbs, Ayesha Batten, James Goldup

Egg and Spoon racing takes place in the town centre as part of the Vancouver Quarter business challenge. The winning team from Wilko, LtoR - Lauren Moore, Michelle Hobbs, Ayesha Batten, James Goldup

The competition was tough and all the teams put on an egg-cellent show but the winning team came from Wilko who took the crown after seeing off the challenge from Primark in the grand final.

Design agency Studio 20a and Ward Gethin Archer came third and fourth respectively, with Boots completing the list of participating teams.

Vancouver Quarter marketing and events assistant David Blackmore said: “It was a good fun event and a very big thank-you goes to all who took part in the challenge.

“There was also quite a number of people watching and it is always nice to raise a smile.”

Egg and Spoon racing takes place in the town centre as part of the Vancouver Quarter business challenge. Boots take on Studio20a

Egg and Spoon racing takes place in the town centre as part of the Vancouver Quarter business challenge. Boots take on Studio20a

The business challenges started four years ago as a way for companies across the town to get out and meet other firms.

The first event of 2017, a traditional pancake race, was held in February and won jointly by design agency Studio 20a and Hayes and Storr solicitors.

The next challenge will be a beat-the-goalie competition in July and a mystery event in October.

The business team with the most points after a variety of challenges will be crowned as Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge champions for the year.

Currently Studio 20a top the table.

“As a retailer it can be tough to get out during the day so these challenges offer the chance for a bit of light relief and for the businesses to talk to each other,” added Mr Blackmore.