Another successful corporate client event hosted by Krome, with guests enjoying a day of clay pigeon shooting, followed by dinner and drinks at Bisley shooting ground.
Thursday 12th September 2013 saw Krome host their 3rd annual corporate shooting event, held at the prestigious Olympic shooting ground in Bisley, Surrey. This annual event has rapidly become a firm favorite with Krome clients and vendors alike, offering the opportunity to partake in some informal networking whilst participating in a friendly sporting competition.
With the short British summer seemingly over, the day unfortunately started with a drizzle of rain in the air, the shooters were not perturbed however and flocked to the clubhouse early for breakfast and a quick safety briefing before braving the damp weather. Attendees were then divided into teams with each team being hosted by a vendor; supporting vendors included Nimble Storage, Citrix, Dell, and Palo Alto Networks.
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 (Clay) Competition.
Competitive spirits were high after the group shoot with much talk of high scores, shooting styles and of course those clays “that got away”. The morning of shooting came to a close with all of the teams taking part in a 25 cartridge flush where each team frantically shot at a series of multiple flying clays in a high speed round.
With the guests exhausted from the mornings shooting, it was time to retire to the lodge for the prize giving ceremony followed by a 3-course lunch and some well-deserved drinks.
Congratulations went to Citrix team sponsor representative Jazz Padda for his amazing score of 24 out of 24 clays in the competition; a score that has never been achieved at any of Krome’s previous shooting events. Some of the other attendees were quietly confident with high scores of 23 and 22 under their belt, but Jazz’s impressive 100% hit rate secured him the coveted “Top Gun” title.
Jazz had the following to say about the event: “It was an absolute pleasure to be a co-sponsor at such an exhilarating and competitive event. It was refreshing to see so many clients and vendors networking in an informal and relaxed environment. It really was an incredibly enjoyable corporate event and one of the best that I’ve personally attended; Kudos to the Krome team for organising and managing it to perfection, additionally for their great attention to detail.” Jazz went on to jest: “Further thanks to Krome for rigging my gun which enabled me to get 24/24 score in the competition; in all seriousness based on the success event, I would thoroughly recommend attending a Krome event in the future.”
Top team, with a score of 103 went to the Palo Alto team, comprising of Shahid Bashir, Robin Dunn, Craig Monument and Gregory Aldiss; closely followed by the Dell team in second place with a score of 98 and the Nimble Storage team in third with a respectable score of 90.
Looking across the score cards it appears most of the attendees managed to get to grips with the shotguns, successfully striking the majority of clays this year, with many hitting 18 or above of the 24 competition clays. The lowest score of the day went to Aaron Warham who won the “Clay Conservationist” prize, by hitting just 12 clays, or “saving” 12, whichever way you want to look at it.
Past Krome events have included the likes of golf days, motor racing events and go karting; the shooting event however gives many attendees a chance to try something new, with no previous experience required, expectations are only placed on having fun and enjoying the day.
One attending client commented: “Thank you so much for such a fun day! I really enjoyed it. My thanks go to my instructor for his patience and understanding, and to the Krome team who all worked so hard to make it such an enjoyable a day. I look forward to coming again next year.” Another client simply added: “What a brilliant day – please sign me up for next year now!”
With such positive feedback from all involved, plans for the next Krome Corporate event are already underway.