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Bucks shooting ground up for national award

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3:00pm 14th August 2017
(Updated 3:03pm 14th August 2017)

The UK's biggest shooting ground is up for a national award.

E J Churchill in High Wycombe welcomes up to 50 000 visitors a year and has been named a finalist in the Best Rural Sporting Business category of the Rural Business Awards 2017.

The awards, run in partnership with the CLA and Amazon, are dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses.

Managing Director of the ground,Rob Fenwick said:

"The sport is on an absolute high. There's thousands of new people coming into it every single year. We're lucky because of our location and because of who we are many people come keep coming back time after time."

"It doesn't matter who they are, once they come here, they seemed to get hooked by it. Some people come here three or four times a week; they absolutely love it."

"We get people flying in from Hong Kong, from Dubai; when they're over here on business they then call here for shooting. The shooting ground is ranked as one of the top ten in the world."

"People travel from all over the country, they come here to practise or for lessons, and they come just to enjoy the facilities."

Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager at Amazon said:

"Congratulations to E.J.Churchill for being shortlisted for the Best Rural Sporting Business category this year,"

"It was great to see a record number of fascinating and inspirational entries this year, all of which are a true testament to the creativity and talent of rural businesses. I wish E.J.Churchill and all the shortlisted companies the very best of luck for the awards night."

This year's awards ceremony will be held at Denbies Wine Estates in Surrey on October 5.

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