The search is on for Belfast’s Brainiest Business


Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce is looking for the brightest and best business in Belfast. It’s not about sales, turnover or popularity, it’s about being the smartest.

It’s the fifth year of the quiz where city centre businesses get to flex their mental muscles, all in aid of charity for ‘Belfast’s Brainiest Business’.

Over 30 teams from every sector in the city, will battle it out in a series of quick-fire rounds, including current affairs, name that tune and that all important, general knowledge.

The hugely successful annual quiz will this year be hosted by U105’s Johnny Hero and will take place in Ten Square Hotel on Tuesday 30th September(arrival from 6pm with quiz beginning at 7pm). The event will raise money for two nominated charities, Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice and Centenary House (Salvation Army).

Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce President, Paul McMahon said: “The Belfast’s Brainiest Business quiz is always a hugely successful event in the Chamber calendar – with businesses coming far and wide to participate.

“It’s an excellent evening with lots of camaraderie between the competing teams – complete with a raffle and great prizes for the winners – with all proceeds going to two very worthwhile charities.

“We encourage any individual or team who would like to be involved to get in touch with the Chamber as soon as possible as places are limited.”

All proceeds from the evening will go to Northern Ireland’s Children’s Hospice, which is the only service of its type within Northern Ireland caring for children and young people with very complex needs, and the Salvation Army which extends a helping hand to those who are homeless, friendless and in need.

Stephen Potter from Centenary House, run by the Salvation Army said: “”We are very grateful for being supported in this way. My only worry is that when we win it will look like a fix!”

Siofra Healy, Director of Income Generation at Northern Ireland Hospice  commented: “Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice cares for over 300 children with life limiting conditions and end of life care needs across NI each year.

“This year, we are delighted to be working in partnership with BCTC for the 2014 Belfast’s Brainiest Business Quiz.

“The event, hosted by the fabulous Johnny Hero, will form part of the week long ‘Operation Purple’ Campaign, raising much needed funds for the NI Children’s Hospice.

“We are looking forward to a great evening of fun and prizes at Ten Square and to a show of great support from local businesses for the Children’s Hospice”

The cost of entry for Brainiest Business Event 2014 is only £5 per person. To attend contact Martina Connolly at Belfast Chamber of Trade and Commerce on 028 9033 1399 or email .

Picture caption: U105’s Johnny Hero is pictured with Paul McMahon, President, Belfast Chamber of Trade & Commerce.


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