A fun night out bowling

We've had an exciting but very busy few months working on some large design projects so, what better way to let our hair down than with an end of Summer social evening!

Posted by Nathan Taylor 5 years ago

After a busy few months working on some large design projects everyone was ready to wind down at the end of the week and the management organised a team night to thank everyone for their support and hard work over the last few months.

Working in a fun but competitive environment can sometimes mean that our team social nights carry a mix of both.  Having competed in go-karting, clay pigeon shooting, quad biking and rage buggy racing for recent staff socials, this time it was collectively decided to undertake a less strenuous activity to suit the more experienced (older!) members of the team; or highly competitive, high stakes ten pin bowling as it turned out!

The culture of the business is important to me. We take great pride in our work and every member of the team is valued and recognised as playing a pivotal role in delivery for our clients.

Nick Noble Founder & Managing Director


In typical fashion it was Team Planning vs Team Technical, with an apparent side competition of worst dressed competitor (despite the fact we were all in very unglamorous bowling shoes!) which our Managing Director Nick managed to walk away with again!

Unlike with many past events, no one individual was talking a big game beforehand, with an apparent lack of talented bowlers likely to turn up on the night. Sure enough, most of us were pretty useless, with exaggerated celebrations witnessed for simply picking up a spare, or in some cases, not bowling directly into the gutter. Tactics varied from bowling the ball as quickly as physically able, to slow and controlled curling efforts, with results similarly bleak. Drinks were consumed in the hope that nerves would dissipate, and more relaxed bowling techniques would ensue, which for some of the team appeared to help.

However, one individual stood out, and I don’t mean Nick in his terrible shirt.  Our resident house design specialist, a usually quiet and hard-working member of the planning team, rose from the ashes like a phoenix and stole the show. From the moment Keith bowled his first ball, it was clear that Team Technical were destined to lose.  Keith single-handedly ensured it would be Team Planning’s night, with relentless strike after strike, that left the rest of us in awe of his apparent ‘natural’ ability. If any of you reading this spot Keith at your local bowling alley let us know, as he surely must have lied about not bowling regularly, surely.

After an immediate rematch, and another overwhelming Team Planning victory, it was time to head out to celebrate or, for some people, drown our sorrows. Stomachs were lined at a local Italian restaurant before the streets of Bristol were graced by an exuberant Nobles crowd…

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