A delighted team from long-established Hemel Hempstead firm Furnell Transport hit the gas in the final round of the annual Community Action Dacorum Big Business Quiz to take the coveted trophy.
They scored full marks in the accumulator section on the final straight to pip holders FFEI after the high-tech imaging firm had held the lead throughout the night.
Teams puzzled over rounds which tested their local knowledge, musical memories and ability to decipher dingbats
The event at Shendish Manor raised funs in aid of Community Action Dacorum and Connect Dacorum, with local firms sponsoring rounds and providing raffle prizes.
Gazette editor John Francis set the questions and acted as quizmaster.