Krome’s corporate shooting event was a roaring success, with guests enjoying a day of Clay Pigeon Shooting, followed by dinner and drinks.
Krome firmly believe in developing and maintaining strong business relationships, both with clients, and vendors alike. To sustain a high standard of communication and support between all parties, Krome host regular corporate days, inviting both existing and new clients to share the opportunity to partake in some informal networking whilst participating in a friendly sporting competition. This year’s autumn event consisted of a shooting day held at Europe’s Premiere Shooting School in Bisley Surrey.
With the unpredictable British weather thankfully on our side, the day started early with breakfast and a quick safety briefing. Teams were then divided into 5 shooters per team with each team being hosted by a vendor, supporting vendors included Actifio, Aerohive, Dell, Swivel and Fusion IO.
After some individual team tuition a 3 hour shooting session followed, giving attendees an opportunity to practice on various different shooting stands, before taking part in the main event – the 24 Bird Competition.
Competitive spirits were high after the group shoot with much talk of high scores, and some interesting excuses around “the wind scuppering some shots”. The teams then took part in a 25 cartridge flush where each team frantically shot at a series of multiple flying clays in a speed round. The morning of shooting came to a close with a shoot off between our 2 highest scorers of the day.
With the guests thoroughly exhausted from the shooting and excitement, it was then time to retire to the lodge for the prize giving ceremony followed by a 3-course lunch and drinks.
Congratulations go to to our “Top Gun” Chris Green for his score of 22 out of 24 clays in the competition.
Top team, with a score of 96 went to the Fusion IO team, comprising of Peter Rosser, Lewis Tugwell, Dave Massey, Eddie Rogers and James Martin; closely followed by the joint score of 94 for the 2nd and 3rd place team, with a “shoot off” between Chris Green and Mark Palman at the end deciding the final order. Mark Palman, on the Krome Design team successfully hit 4 of the 6 shoot off clays, with Chris Green feeling the “top gun” pressure and only hitting 1. Mark’s score determined Krome Design as the worthy 2nd place winners, followed by Chris Green’s Aerohive team in 3rd.
Looking across the score cards it appears everyone had a fairly good score, with many shooters hitting 18 or above of the 24 competition clays. Krome’s Caroline Kerschbaum won the “Clay Conservationist” prize, by hitting just 11 clays, or “saving” 13, whichever way you want to look at it.
The team that won overall was fronted by Fusion IO’s Peter Rosser who had the following to say about the event:
“Thank you for organising and delivering such a great corporate customer day last week. It was a real pleasure to be able to be a co-sponsor for your event and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable corporate days I have done for many years. Partly because of the informal and relaxed atmosphere that was created by all Krome hosts/employees and the fact that my team won!! Having already seen some feedback provided by your clients, it is a testament to the company and the relationships you build with your customers.”
Past events have included the likes of golf days, motor racing events and go karting, the shooting event however gave many attendees a chance to try something new, with both vendors and clients all leaving the shooting ground feeling rewarded and positive about growing relationships.
A Data & Communications Manager who attended the event commented: “Yesterday was amazing, hands down the best corporate event I’ve been too. Well put together and organised, I take my hat off to the trainer because I had great fun and learnt a bit about shooting too. The company was great and our teams sponsor product was of interest. I am continually surprised by Krome as a whole; you’re easily one of the best IT service organisations I’ve come across. Thank-you for that experience (and the cracking trophy to remind me of it) and believe me when I say I’ll be screaming ‘Krome Technologies’ from the rooftops for as long as my lungs will last.”
Another client commented, “I had an excellent time on the Krome shooting day. Having never shot before I was a little uncertain how it would go, but I now have my fingers crossed for another invite next year. The whole day was very well organised and the focus was on having a good experience with business chat left in the office. My thanks go out to the whole Krome team for an all round great day.”
With such positive feedback from this event, Krome are already planning for the next event in early 2013.