Posted on December 19, 2019 by staff

Yorkshire pub quiz tech start-up announces record growth


A Yorkshire tech start-up hoping to breathe new tech into the pub quiz industry has announced its strongest ever trading month in November.

York-based SpeedQuizzing said it is on track to become a £1m business within the next few years.

Its interactive online quiz platform and app allows pubs to replace pen and paper with visitor’s smartphones or tablets.

It a monthly sales of its digital quiz packs exceeding 4,500 in November for the first time, with sales over the last three months exceeding 12,500 in total, marking a 30 per cent year-on-year growth.

The app is now used to run quizzes in over 800 pubs across the UK every week.

SpeedQuizzing is a family run company which directly employs 14 people, including five question writers who create and add 1,500 new questions to SpeedQuizzing’s question database every month.

Alan Leach, best-known as the drummer in British indie band Shed Seven, and younger sibling John founded the firm and hope to build on this momentum in 2020

The brother are now looking to take their app into new markets outside of the pub sector by building on the 225 SpeedQuizzing events currently hosted in over 25 countries every week, including the USA, New Zealand and India.

“2019 has been a milestone year for SpeedQuizzing, with pubs all over the UK using our industry leading software to drive footfall, sales and fun in their establishments,” said John.

“With its fast-paced, multiple game variations and automatic scoring, SpeedQuizzing is packing out pubs up and down the country, offering all the excitement of a quiz and game show rolled into one.

“There’s a lot more to come too and, over the next 12 months, we’ll be unveiling a host of exciting new game variations and features, designed to make it even more exciting to play and host, as we look to make the pub quiz fun and accessible to everyone. We’re also looking at how we can better cater for international audiences and exploring the possibility of developing content in a host of foreign languages.”