Posted on 24th May 2017
It is almost certainly true to say that everyone who came to Q Leisure for the event on Tuesday would have gone away happy, if only because they had tried doing something new.
There were 34 of us in all who took part. We signed our lives away in insurance terms online before being divided into three teams for the events. Team 3, or the best team as I like to refer to them, included some highly skilled people and seemed likely to dominate the team event. We did find the axe throwing difficult, but after half a dozen throws most people managed to get at least one to it the target and stay in. Of course when it came to the actual scoring throws we weren’t quite as good!
We moved on to assault rifles, and this was exciting and exhilarating, although the targets seemed a very long way off. Vicky from Ebiss UK produced a stunning 100% score here and others in our team also did well. We headed for the archery in good spirits and pleased to get to an activity which some of us had tried before! Several of the team scored well in this, but once again it was Vicky who took first placewith over 30 scored. Anne Jones eventually found the target, while Stuart Sutherland couldn’t resist shooting a couple of arrows at the stray model sheep nearby the targets.
Having finished the activities we met up with the other teams in the bar area, where pizza and drinks were available. The Peacock family are very accommodating and generous, and it was pleasing to hear BHBPA members so keen to find out more with a view to using the facility for work days out. Lauren from Travail added up the scores and delivered the devastating news that by some error presumably Team 3 were last, despite all Warrick’s and Vicky’s efforts.
The full results were as follows:-
Team Winners – Team One 361.5 pts, Team Two 372, Team Three 293
Individual Winners :-
Team One – 1) Sarah Walker, Travail 2) Max Keeping, Keepers 3) Jeni Wiggins, Vega Team Two – 1) Steve Powell, Fresh Display 2) Steve Simons, PC Tamers 3) Ian Hopping, Auditel Team Three – 1) Vicky, Ebiss UK 2) Warrick, Newman Thomson 3) Stuart , Nova Direct
Overall Winners :-
Steve Powell, Fresh Display 64 pts, 2) Sarah Walker, Travail, 49.5 pts 3) Steve Simons and Ian Hopping both on 44 pts
The event was great fun, and we would all like to thank Lloyd and his family and staff for their generous hosting of it. It seems certain that some will return with workmates or friends very soon.
"As the local hospice for the area, it’s great that we receive so much support from the BHBPA. Last year the members raised an amazing £2150 through activities such as Bake Off and the BHBiz Awards. Each well planned members meeting enables good networking opportunities and speakers that are relevant to the present climate and local issues. We are proud to be members of BHBPA."
"As MP for Mid Sussex I believe passionately in the importance of a vibrant local business community in order to create and sustain fantastic opportunities that enable people to meet their responsibilities, prosper and fulfil their potential. I am committed to collaborating with BHBPA and others to be an effective collective voice for Burgess Hill."
"The BHBPA is the most effective and dynamic business organisation I have ever worked with in over 30 years in Local Government. It has a very active and large membership whose points of view are taken seriously by all government structures. Peter Liddell does an excellent job in providing unique and enjoyable networking opportunities where members interact and discuss points of mutual interest. It provides a forum for businesses to discuss common issues, to share experiences and to play a powerful and meaningful role in the Burgess Hill community. The BHBPA provides important and credible support for all its members and ensures that their best interests are represented where necessary. "
"This association was started with a lot of effort from a few local businessmen and has proved to be a very powerful and useful tool for our business. The BHBPA has influence at the top level; when action is needed, the BHBPA gets it done. We are kept in touch with all that is happening on our doorstep and will often act because of what is published in the weekly emails / newsletters."