Barney-White-Spunner

Sir Barney White-Spunner interview

Robert Cuthbert: Have you managed to get out much this season? Sir Barney White-Spunner: “I’ve had a couple of days but not a huge amount. Generally, I shoot around eight to 10 days a year. I’ve shot some lovely partridges in Wiltshire. I really do love shooting partridge on a…

Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall owner Tim Hart talks shooting

Ten years as a banker in London is probably enough for anyone. It certainly was for Tim Hart, owner of Hambleton Hall Hotel in Rutland. “I’d got to the stage where I wanted to earn my own living working for myself in the country,” he says. What he was going…

Theo-Paphitis

Theo Paphitis interview

Dragons' Den star and former Millwall FC chairman Theo Paphitis on his newfound love of game shooting.

Sir Jackie Stewart interview

Sir Jackie Stewart interview

So, Sir Jackie Stewart, how was last season for you? “I did 12 days last season. I don’t get a lot of shooting nowadays because my life is still busy with the commercial side of Formula One. My travel schedule doesn’t allow me to do as much shooting as I…

The Cinnamon Club head chef Vivek Singh Q&A and recipe

The Cinnamon Club head chef Vivek Singh Q&A and recipe

Questions to Cinnamon Club head chef Vivek Singh Q. Where did you start working as a chef and how did The Cinnamon Club develop? A. After graduating from catering college I joined the Oberoi Hotel Group as a specialist in Indian cuisine. I first worked at its flight kitchens in…

Henry Blofeld interview

Henry Blofeld interview

So Henry Blofeld, tell me a little about the tour and your shows? “Peter Baxter and I have been doing shows together, Blofeld & Baxter if you like. We’ve put on over 200, both here and overseas. I’ve been commentating on cricket for 43 years and Peter, the brains behind…

edward king asi

Edward King MD of Anglo Spanish Imports (ASI) interview

So, Edward King, as managing director of ASI, tell me, what’s new at the company? “We have just been invited to become the exclusive UK distributors for Huglu shotguns; they’re made in Turkey. Their products are entry-level shotguns; over-unders, side-by-sides and semi-autos within the £1,000 bracket.” Exciting stuff, but you’d…

Sir Christopher Evans interview

Sir Christopher Evans interview

Port Talbot-born Sir Christopher Evans is a biotechnology entrepreneur chair of Arthurian Life Sciences Ltd. Although he came into game shooting later than most his enthusiasm is boundless. You are a hugely successful biotechnology entrepreneur but how did you find shooting? “Years ago I was doing a deal with a…

David McKay Brown

David McKay Brown Interview

David McKay Brown needs no introduction, but we’ll give him one any way. He started McKay Brown Gunmakers in 1967 after a decade at Alex Martin Ltd where he began his apprenticeship. His small team of gunmakers, which operates out of a small workshop in Bothwell near Glasgow, produces a…

Melanie Sykes Clay Shooting

Melanie Sykes Interview

So, Melanie Sykes, you’re a TV presenter who has just become the new face of BT’s MotoGP programme, you must be chuffed to bits? Melanie Sykes: “I really couldn’t be happier; a sport that excites me and working with people like Neil Hodgson and James Toseland. What’s not to like,…

Joe Tizzard Interview

So, Joe Tizzard, you’re a National Hunt Jockey who has ridden hundreds of winners, including some at various Cheltenham Festivals, but what was the highlight of your shooting season just gone?