Best jolly of the year… ever?

For some time now, the famous Bighand jolly of last summer – flying chosen customers off to Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons restaurant at Great Milton for a slap up lunch – has held a place in some law firm IT directors’ hearts (and stomachs) as the best jolly ever. But now it looks as if Bighand has been edged into the silver position with Workshare taking the gold in the Fabby Jolly stakes (see what we’ve done there, bit of olympiad style imagery.)  Last Friday (15 August) Workshare chartered Leopard 3 – a transatlantic record breaking yacht – and took (and we quote – no names but it is from one of the IT ladies who lunch) a “bunch of fabulous IT types on it last Friday. Talking champagne and strawberries, fab lunch, Pimms, speed boat alongside, loads of other yachts taking photos of us (felt like a rock star). “ So is this the best jolly ever? And can anyone top it? Vendors, this means you – your IT buying audience want you to start competing for next Fabby Jolly. (The Insider is also launching a Fabby Jolly Wall of Fame to give vendor marketing departments due recognition for funding beanos above and beyond the call of duty. And no, AIM Professional’s now legendary – nay mythical – tour of the fish docks in Hull in 1978, followed by a slap up fish ‘n’ chip supper with unlimited sliced bread, mushy peas and cups of tea, does not count.)