Clay Pigeon Shooting Event

Managementors staff and clients recently attended a clay pigeon shooting day at The Royal County of Berkshire Shooting School, to both celebrate Managementors 20th anniversary and to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

On a glorious autumn day beginners and ‘experts’ alike split into teams before demonstrating their prowess with a shotgun – it has to be said that there were varying results and it wasn’t always easy to distinguish between the two groups!

A morning’s practice was followed by some sustenance before the serious competition got underway. 7 teams each rotated through the various traps, with the scores mounting up (in some cases slower than expected) towards the final make or break event. Some serious shooting took place and the final result was in the balance until the very end.

A fantastic meal provided by celebrity chef Mike Robinson at ‘The Wild Fork’ was followed with an auction and prize giving. Thanks go to those who bid for the lots including Julian Wase from Computacenter, who secured a day with a research scientist at the Cancer Research Laboratories, Laurent Othacéhé from Cognito who received a luxury Christmas hamper, Chris Kehoe from EMCOR who was doubly successful with a day’s pheasant shooting and an iPad, Ken Thomas from Carillion who grabbed a Mercedes for the weekend and, finally, Managementors Head of Analyses, John Boult, who successfully bid for a magnum of champagne.

Congratulations also went to Managementors Director of Projects, David Beggs, who avoided putting his hands in his pockets and winning his bottle of champagne by correctly guessing the number of clays hit during the day.

To finish the day, prizes were handed out to the winners and losers. John Boult’s team won the clay preservation prize despite having top female shot, Emma Sacchi, in their line-up, whilst EMCOR Group Executive Director, Chris Kehoe’s group took the top team award, just pipping the 2nd placed team with only one point in it.

The day was a resounding success, with over £4,000 raised for Cancer Research and a good time had by all.