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Corporate Event Day

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Posted: 25/09/2014 11:06
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Today is a corporate event day here at Armourgeddon with Caterpillar UK entertaining many of their Operators from around Europe and beyond, here for some corporate thanks and a global brand meeting.
Caterpillar UK visits us for corporate events every year and their customers wax lyrical about the great time they have at Tank Paintball.

Today is a corporate event day here at Armourgeddon with Caterpillar UK entertaining many of their Operators from around Europe and beyond, here for some corporate thanks and a global brand meeting.

Caterpillar UK visits us for corporate events every year and their customers wax lyrical about the great time they have at Tank Paintball.

Whilst we wait for one group to head back to the corporate event meeting and the group who have had the meeting this morning to appear for an afternoon of tank driving and battles, we caught up with three of the Armourgeddon instructors who spend their free time teaching people to drive tanks and fire paintball canons on our WWII bombing range at Southfields Farm.

First up is Paul. This summer has been Paul’s first year as an instructor at Armourgeddon although he was on the photo desk for a couple of years before that. Paul- when not driving tanks is a telecommunications sales manager. For the telecom providers to allow their customer to speak to others, intermediary companies are employed to ensure that, for example, a Vodaphone network phone can connect to an O2 networked phone. Paul buys and sells minutes as an intermediary. He does much of his business with African and Middle East countries. For anyone in the UK to make a call to any other country, someone like Paul must have been employed to set up a deal. It’s all very interesting. Here we are thinking all we have to do is dial a number, but no, there is a whole world of jiggery-pokery going on in the invisible airways for that to happen!

Paul’s tank is Zero Seven Alpha Jessica- or just Jessica. Paul loves the interaction with customers and is certainly one for a bit of banter. He has had one crew score a full house 12/12 during his first instructor season- although the others listening in to our conversation have refuted this!

Next in line is Wayne. You may recall reading our blog about the team who created the inflatables for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. Wayne was a member of that group but now is part of the partnership that runs Genie. This summer Genie created a 20x20m inflatable yellow jersey, which was lifted atop the McArthurGlen building in York for the start of the Tour de France. They also created all the inflatables for the Cancer Research ‘Pretty Muddy’ extreme obstacle events throughout the UK.

As well as Genie, Wayne has a company called Tyre Safe where he fills any type of tyre with a puncture prevention tyre sealant from OKO, the worlds leading tyre sealant brand. He has worked on every type of wheel from road bikes to mining equipment but mainly for domestic vehicle tyres. Once Wayne has worked his magic, the sealant is guaranteed for the legal life of the tyre. All fascinating stuff- especially for a triathlete looking for a solution to mid-race flats on the side of the road!

The third of today’s instructors is Glen. Glen has been an instructor at Armourgeddon for 8 years. He spent the first 4 years as a Paintball Instructor but following two hefty injuries- one involving his collarbone in collision with a tree and being smashed in 3 places, the second the splitting of his delicates (he claims to have super glued the split back together and carried on… yyyyooouch!), he was moved to Tank Paintball. 4 further seasons and so far so good with no further major injuries, Glen loves tank paintball and is up at Southfields Farm 2-3 times per month. Glen’s tank is Twenty-four Alpha and is soon to receive one of our new girl’s names. She will be Ginger- but you will have to check back in a few weeks for the grand unveiling.

For his day job, Glen is a detention officer for Leicestershire Police working out of the Euston Street station. If ever you find yourself in the position that you have been arrested, he’s the one who takes the samples, fingerprints and photos and to look after your welfare. Hopefully that will never be you, but he is full of stories if you do!! He says he loves his job as he gets to meet a variety of people, it’s always interesting and there’s never a dull moment… well we never have a dull moment with him around either!



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