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Networking event hits the target

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s patrons put their sharp-shooting skills to the test at a networking event with a difference.

Hencote Vineyard on the outskirts of Shrewsbury was the location for a morning of laser clay shooting, followed by lunch.

Each player was given the chance to use a modified shotgun which shot an infrared beam at real clays launched from a clay launcher. When the trigger is pulled, the digital control scoreboard generates the 'bang' and when a player hits the target it reproduces the sound of a breaking clay.

Rachel Owen, Shropshire Chamber’s membership manager, said: “It was a fabulous morning of friendly, fun competition, as well as a wonderful opportunity for our patrons to enjoy a face-to-face catch-up.

“Our patrons were able to test their skills with what looks and feels like a real shotgun, but had been deactivated and turned into a high-tech version, firing invisible infrared beams.”

The event, which was open to patrons and their guests, was won by Jennifer Richards of PCB Solicitors who collected the ‘top shot’ trophy.

Rachel said the event had been a big success, and was likely to be repeated very soon, alongside other ‘have a go’ activities for patrons.

Shropshire Chamber of Commerce’s Patron Programme exists to give a select group of dynamic businesses in the county various opportunities to raise awareness of their organisations.

It is also a chance for them to formally express their commitment to the success of the Shropshire business community. For more details about the Chamber’s patron programme, see www.shropshire-chamber.co.uk/about-us/shropshire-chamber-patron-programme.