The Your Local Paper team of Mark Stanford and Jamie Read. Pictures: Paul Tibbs.

King’s Lynn businesses battled it out to be named the best flippers in town  on Shrove Tuesday.

The annual pancake race  was the first Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge of the year and a large crowd gathered in St Dominic’s Square to watch the six teams compete.

Ward Gethin Archer narrowly beat the  Primark team in the grand final and were presented with an engraved frying pan.

Financial advisors Ring Associates and KL.FM finished third and fourth respectively, while Wilco and Your Local Paper came last, with Wilco taking home the wooden spoon.

“A huge thank-you to everyone who took part,” said Vancouver Quarter marketing and events assistant David Blackmore.

“It was a brilliant event – even the sun came out – and I was pleased to see so many people line the course to cheer on the teams.”

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, added: “We started the business challenges in 2013 as a way for, not only businesses in the Vancouver quarter to get out and meet other retailers, but also other businesses in the town. As a retailer it’s often difficult to get out during the day, so these challenges offer light relief as well as the chance to talk to one another.”

The businesses will compete in their next challenge – egg and spoon racing – next month. This will be followed by a beat the goalie competition in June and a mystery challenge in September.

The team with the most points after these four challenges will be crowned Vancouver Quarter Business Challenge 2016 champions and a donation will be made to a charity of the winner’s choice.