Last April James Purdey & Sons, the world’s finest gunmakers, acquired the Royal Berkshire Shooting Group. The combined experience of these two amazing companies means the future is looking very exciting for the Shooting School, Sporting Agency and all other aspects of the Group!
As of 31st July, after 28 wonderful years, I will pass the responsibility for the day-to-day running of the business to Jonathan Irby, whom many of you will know through his work as Head of Gun Sales at Purdey. Please join me and the rest of the staff in providing him with a warm welcome when he starts here on 1st August.
Going forward, I am becoming more involved with the UK and Overseas expansion and strategy for both the Shooting School and James Purdey & Sons. Whilst this will mean I will not be at the RB as often, I will still be here for many of the corporate and charity days - having hosted some of your events for many years, I simply could not step away from these!
I will also be able to get back to teaching more on the grounds – where it all started, something I am very much looking forward to, and please call me if you wish to arrange a lesson.
I wish you a great summer, and look forward to seeing you in preparation for the forthcoming season.
Kind regards as always,