Honesberie Shooting School has won the award for best fieldsports, equestrian or rural recreation business at the first ever Rural Business Awards. The ladies-only Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club came runner up.
Honesberie Shooting School was founded by professional shooter Nick Hollick. The school boasts 70 traps over 400 acres of countryside, hosting simulated game days, days for young shots ages six to 15, as well as holding the Rugby School challenge.
Jemma Clifford, founder of the Rural Business Awards, said: “We had some great entries but Honesberie and the Shotgun & Chelsea Bun Club blew us away with their sheer enthusiasm and dedication to clay shooting. These business has worked so hard to get people to have a go at the sport, and, in doing so, do their bit to preserve and protect the beautiful British countryside. The experience of Nick Hollick and his team at Honesberie really shone through and we felt they were well deserved winners.”
The Rural Business Awards recognise the business talent of the countryside, with nine categories including best start-up and best rural apparel. For more information go to www.ruralbusinessawards.co.uk.