The Secura Shooting Day 2016 – We Had a Blast!

By Neal Wilkinson on 3rd May, 2016.

West London Shooting School

The Secura team were out of the office on Thursday 14th April to host a customer event at the West London Shooting School. And what a day we had!

West London Shooting School is steeped in history; founded in 1901, it is the oldest independent shooting school in the UK.

The school was originally based at Perivale but moved to its current location at Northolt in 1931 and since then the number of traps has grown to over 100, giving visitors access to a huge range of different sporting targets around the course.

The traps varied from “the rabbit”, a clay that rolls across the grass at speed, to two clays launched out of the trap simultaneously (which looks spectacular when you manage to hit both clays) and even clays launched from a 120ft high, purpose built tower.

Instructors use the same tutoring techniques as their predecessors did when the school was first established, and their patience, expertise and knowledge make it a fantastic learning experience for both beginners and experienced guns alike.

The West London Shooting School

Above: Equipment from the West London Shooting School – we got to keep the caps!

A Big Thank You to Our Customers

The event gave us the opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ to our customers, while also providing them with a brief update on the latest news from Secura and what to expect from us for the rest of 2016.

The Secura team has expanded rapidly since the start of the year and the shooting day is a great opportunity for us to keep our customers up-to-date with these new additions, the latest improvements and expansions to the Virtual Private Cloud platform (new SSD storage tiers) and our plans for a third data centre site later in the year.

Our customer referral scheme went down a treat with Warren Gunn at TIW and Jason Roos at Cirrus each picking up bottles of champagne for their 3 referrals – thanks both and we hope you enjoy them!

Fostering a Customer Community

At Secura, we actively foster and support a community feel among our customers, promoting communication and collaboration and in this spirit, we invited two of our customers to introduce their businesses on the day to the other attendees at the event.

First up – Rob Patterson from Selima, who gave a brief overview of how Selima HR and payroll software can help businesses better manage and streamline their people and payment processes, followed by Jason Roos, MD at Cirrus, who provided insight into the benefits of their cloud-based contact centre software. Two rapidly growing technology businesses offering massive value to companies across the UK and who we are proud to support on our Virtual Private Cloud platform.

Shooting the Lights Out

After the presentations (and a delicious lunch, of course) the real fun began – an afternoon of clay pigeon shooting!

Split into 3 teams, each with their own instructor, we made our way round 10 different traps, shooting clays (sometimes) and being scored individually.

Shooting Clays

Above: Split into teams, everyone shot clays coming at different speeds, angles and heights.

To finish the day on a high, a team event with a continuous stream of clays out of the traps. A real test of what we’d learnt throughout the afternoon and something to really get everyone’s competitive team spirit going.

After some spectacular shots, sore shoulders for the less experienced and over 600 empty cartridges, we had a winner. Richard Dunn from Causeway bagged the top spot and a well-deserved bottle of champagne – not bad for a beginner (so he claims), congratulations Richard!

Game Flyer Flush

Above: The final activity of the day – the Game Flyer Flush.

A big thanks from all the Secura team to all our customers who attended and made it such a great day – we’re all looking forward to the Secura Shooting Day 2017!

Neal Wilkinson

Head of Marketing

Neal works in the marketing team at Secura and makes sure everyone uses the correct font size on their emails. Sometimes he succeeds.

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