Businessman Jerome Wright claimed victory for the third time, by beating fellow players in the hotly-contested in the 2018 Lincoln Monopoly Competition, which will trigger a New Year boost for charity.  

Jerome, who works for Gusto Construction, emerged triumphant with a broad smile on his face and a double reason to celebrate!  He has now joined an elite band of players who have clinched the trophy on three separate occasions, since the game was first staged in 1981.

The contest was hosted by R W Stokes and Sons Ltd.  Long-time organiser Banks Long & Co co-ordinated the event with Stokes’ PR department, inviting companies and individuals with connections to the property market in Lincoln to take up the challenge.

The money raised through the event is still being collected and it will be formally presented to the Lincoln MS Therapy Centre in the near future.

Banks Long & Co Consultant Peter Banks said: “The six first round matches were held in the Blue Room at The Lawn, where a series of hard fought games produced six finalists – Steve Tointon of Saul Fairholm, Jerome from Gusto, Bob Dorrian of Lincoln City Football Club fame, James Marshall from Kier Property, Herman Kok from the Lindum Group and Phil Barnatt of Mundy & Co.

The exciting final took place in the Viewing Lounge of Stokes Café, also at The Lawn, where Jerome won the day.   Stokes’ Managing Director Nick Peel and colleague Tracey Laws joined Monopoly banker Malcolm Thompson and Banks Long & Co Director Simon Bridge for the presentation of the trophy.

Players and their guests also had the opportunity to tour Stokes’ newly-fitted roastery and hear how The Lawn complex as a whole has been adapted and revamped in a £2 million project, which has created tailored space for a variety of occupiers.

One of the newest tenants is the restaurant Ole Ole, which provided six tables for the first round of the Monopoly matches.