The British Shooting Show will relocate to the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 2018, which usually requires customers to pay for parking, but the team behind the show has confirmed that it won’t be a problem.
FRL Media’s John Allison said: “The NEC is positioned in the middle of the UK’s motorway network and for 75 per cent of the UK population that means less than a three hour drive to the show. We have prepaid the cost of car parking at the show, making it free for all visitors. With trains arriving directly to the NEC from mainline rail networks, many visitors will choose to travel by rail and take advantage of the discounted Virgin train fares for show visitors. Overseas visitors will also find their journey to the show a lot easier with nearby Birmingham International airport and its connecting monorail. What better way could there be of celebrating 10 years of providing the shooting industry with the largest public shop window in Europe?”
Robert Sajitz of Blaser said the move to the NEC was “awesome” news. He said: “It’ll be a ramp up – the industry finally having the balls to come out of the shed and stand up in a venue that has the quality that it deserves. We’re going to a proper show site. We’re looking to double our show space as a result of that.”