Brokers knowledge tested by John Humphrys in dramatic finale of Insurance Times’ quiz

Knightsure managing director Tony Knight claimed the title of BrokerMind champion 2013 after a closely fought final round in front of a packed audience at the Soho Hotel on 17 October.

Knight successfully fought off three other finalists with his general insurance knowledge and questions on his specialist subject area: the life and times of Tony Hancock.

The semi-final saw 12 brokers compete in four quick-fire rounds testing their industry knowledge, followed by tough questions on their chosen specialist subject.

Subjects ranged from breeds of UK domesticated pigs to the 1983 film Trading Places.

The four brokers with the highest scores then progressed to the final round to face a further grilling from BBC’s Mastermind quizmaster John Humphrys.

Lark Group senior account executive Laurence Page and Avant Garde commercial executive Steve Smith both put in solid performances, but were beaten by Knight and Henderson Insurance Brokers associate director Scott Mathieson, who impressed with his knowledge of the human skeleton.

Both Knight and Mathieson scored 20 points, but Knight was declared the winner on the basis of least passes taken.