Monday, 22 May 2017

Some Quick Quiz Pics

We've been extremely busy since we last updated our blog! In fact we've hosted more than 60 quizzes since then - for banks, companies, charities, schools and social clubs.

So here's a selection of photos from the past twelve months!









Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Cheggers Plays Quiz

A pub at Heathrow Terminal 5 is one of the more unusual venues we've hosted a quiz at, but DJ Pat Sharp and TV legend Keith Chegwin asking the questions elevated it to the ever-so-slightly surreal.

That said, a terrific time was had by 50 employees of a major pharmaceuticals company, who were delighted, entertained, informed and bemused in equal measure.

Pat and Keith had never worked together before, but we have to say there was a certain chemistry there which makes us think this is one 80s double act that really should have happened!


Friday, 15 January 2016

Scaling The Quizzy Heights

The past twelve months have been exceptionally busy here at Brain Men - The Quiz Professionals. Here are some of the highlights.

Our highest profile quiz of the year is the annual fundraiser for campaigning charity English PEN, which we've been involved with in one way or another for almost a decade now. This year's celebrity host at the impressive St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London was actor and comedian Omid Djalili, a very amusing gentleman and an utter delight to work with. There were one or two celebs in the audience too...
Earlier in the year we presented our sixth annual fundraising quiz for Working Families, the charity which helps parents, carers and employers towards a proper work-life balance. The quiz took place at the historic Vintners' Hall in the City of London...
The annual quiz at the Sadhu Vaswani spiritual centre in north west London is one of our favourites. 2015 was the fourth we've done for them, raising money for a very worthy cause...
We've not just been helping organisations to raise funds, we're also in demand for fun quizzes to entertain commercial clients as well as colleagues and staff. In the past year we've worked for the likes of Apple, Goldman Sachs, DNB Bank, Danone, The Royal College of Psychiatrists, APPI Health Group and London & Capital. Here's a wintery snap from our sixth annual quiz for Origin Asset Management early in the year at the London Wall Bar & Kitchen, next to the Museum of London...
In addition we hosted a more intimate quiz for KPMG partners at their international summer conference in Sussex...
And an entertaining quiz for the staff of the British Safety Council at their summer party...
We've also been going down a storm with schools, and have produced PTA quizzes for The Roche School and St Paul's Girls' School in south west London, and Belmont School (Mill Hill Preparatory) in north London...
And we've been putting on monthly quizzes for the Royal Over-Seas League in the heart of London, plus regular quizzes for the cricket magazine The Nightwatchman in the iconic Long Room at the Oval...
So as you can see, Brain Men truly are the quiz professionals. If you're looking for fun and entertainment at your upcoming event, just tell us about your intended audience and we'll do the rest. Our quizzes are tailor-made, original, accurate, entertaining and thoroughly researched. Unlike others we could name, we don't cull questions from quiz books or the internet.

More to the point, our quizzes are meant to fun, not an exam! We can add music rounds, film and TV rounds, picture rounds and electronic scoring, just about anything you like to sharpen your guests' competitive instincts, as well as keeping them informed and amused.

For more information or for a quote for your quiz, email us at info@brainmen.co.uk or speak to one of our friendly Quiz Producers on 020 7272 4448.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Quiz Biz Heats Up

Here at Brain Men - The Quiz Professionals, we've had a rush of quizzes commissioned for both the corporate and charity sectors. Here are some of the recent highlights...
Air New Zealand commissioned us to run a quiz for around 100 guests from the travel trade to help publicise their sponsorship of the All Blacks. We produced a lively, shorter format, pub-style quiz which lasted 45 minutes and kept everyone entertained and engaged.
Investment fund admin specialists Cofunds held their annual autumn quiz in the City of London. A social occasion for colleagues, our Brain Men Quizmaster for the occasion was Marcus Berkmann.
Still in the City, the world's largest asset manager BlackRock asked us to produce a social quiz, again it was for colleagues.
It was BlackRock once more who kindly sponsored a grand pub quiz in the City for almost 300 people, raising thousands for CHaL - Children's Hospices across London - a most excellent cause. Chris Pollikett was our Quizmaster on that occasion.
The annual English PEN quiz moved venue this year to the recently refurbished St Pancras Hotel. This magnificent location saw 250 journalists, writers, publishers and lawyers raise money for PEN, which fights for writers' rights and freedom of expression across the globe. Journalist and comedian Viv Groskop did a superb job of presenting our quiz on the evening.
The following night we were back in action at the magnificent Reform Club in Pall Mall for the annual Working Families Grand Dinner and Quiz. Working Families helps parents and carers achieve work-life balance, and the quiz raised a substantial sum for the charity.
We rounded off the year with our third visit to the Sadhu Vaswani Centre in Cricklewood for the centre's annual fundraising quiz.

As you can see, Brain Men are the quiz professionals, providing fun and entertainment for client evenings, social events, fundraising evenings and more. All our quizzes are tailor-made to suit your needs, just tell us about your intended audience and we'll do the rest. Our questions are original, accurate, entertaining and thoroughly researched - no reading from quiz books or culling questions off the internet for us!

We have bags of experience, so we can guarantee your night will run smoothly and be a success. As well as traditional questions, we can also provide music rounds, film/TV rounds, and picture rounds, with electronic scoring that will keep your guests on the competitive edge! We can also advise on venues, and help plan your quiz around food and drink breaks.

For more information or a quote for your quiz event, email us at info@brainmen.co.uk, or speak to one of our friendly Quiz Producers on 020 7272 4448.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Cofunds Quiz In Witham

Three pics from another recent quiz, this time for Cofunds in Witham. Team building was the name of the game for this after-work entertainment. Appropriately enough, all the teams built up pretty impressive scores! Marcus Berkmann was our Brain Men Quizmaster on this occasion.

Walking With The Wounded Quiz 2014

Some snaps from the recent Walking With The Wounded Quiz, which we hosted at Wandsworth Town Hall. A substantial sum was raised for a very worthy cause. Chris Pollikett was our Brain Men Quizmaster for the evening.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Brain Men Brain Quiz 2014

Here are some more quizzy photos, this time from the recent 'Brain Quiz 2014', which we organised at the Haberdashers' Hall in the City, raising money on behalf of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability.

It's the second year we've run the quiz, which attracted twelve teams. The winners were Taylor Thinkers Acquired, who scored 142, comfortably ahead of Schroders in second place with 129, and Simpson Millar in third with 128.