At The Royal Berkshire, great company is as important as great shooting. Our success is rooted in the quality of our people and the strong relationships we’ve developed throughout the shooting world – from clients to gamekeepers, estate owners to gun makers.
Our frontline team of eight shooting professionals has amassed over 100,000 hours as instructors and more than 125 years of experience in the shooting and fishing business.
Our support staff are equally important in delivering the service that sets us apart – professional with the personal touch. Great company is as important as great shooting. Our team is distinguished by unique characters with individual skills, but all display the courtesy, respect and sense of fun that lie at the heart of lasting relationships.
Jonathan joined The Royal Berkshire Shooting School in August 2019. Previously he was working for Purdey as Head of Sales, and also ran West London Shooting School for 10 years, so brings a wealth of experience from both the Richemont/Purdey world and the shooting school world.
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Shooting School Founder & Consultant
Dylan founded The Royal Berkshire Shooting School in 1991 and continues to support the business in his consultancy role, often hosting charity events where required and in providing shooting tuition. A countryman through and through, he still has the same enthusiasm for shooting as the boy who held his first gun as a 9-year-old.
Renowned for his calm and concise style of tuition, Robert is one of the most experienced instructors in the UK. He brings an exceptional ability to the design of layouts and drives for both the Shooting School and The Really Wild Clay Company and has been at The Royal Berkshire for over 25 years.
A graduate of Sparsholt, Gordon joined the Group in 1998 after many years of managing the shooting interests of sporting estates. A passionate countryman, he’s as keen a fisherman as he is a shot. His front-line experience and calm professionalism continue to drive the Sporting Agency to new levels of accomplishment in both the UK and Spain.
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Qualifying as an instructor in 2007, Steve shows a strong sense of responsibility and maturity that’s liked and admired by all his clients. Raised on a farm, he’s knowledgeable in all country matters. He is developing his skill as a competitive clay shot and can often be seen at local and national competitions demonstrating his skills.
Nigel, the gentle giant of the school, has instructed at The Royal Berkshire for over 13 years and he is constantly in demand due to his vast knowledge and experience with shooters of all ages and abilities. He can also be found out in the field during the game shooting season, helping clients fulfil their potential.
After joining the School as a full time groundsman in 2004, Pete began training as an instructor and became fully qualified in 2013. He has gone on to become very popular with a number of our regular clients, and is also heavily involved in instructing the next generation of shooters who visit us from local schools, colleges and universities.
After leaving Lackham College with a diploma in Countryside Management – Gamekeeping and Fisheries, Ed went on to work as an under-keeper on the renowned Badminton Estate. He is a keen game and clay shot and has been involved with shooting since he was 12 years old. He has already impressed the rest of the staff with his willingness to assist in all aspects of the Royal Berkshire Shooting School, be it helping on Corporate or Charity events, trapping on Really Wild Clay Days or taking clients out for lessons at the School.
As a farmers son from Hertfordshire, Ben has always taken a keen interest in all aspects of field sports. Ben works with Gordon in the Sporting Agency and prior to working at Royal Berkshire he worked as a guide in Patagonia for two seasons on one of the world’s best fly fishing and hunting lodges. Ben hopes to use his knowledge of the Spanish language to expand our partridge shooting operations in Spain.
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The Shooting School and the grounds have been called “immaculate”, “manicured” and “truly stunning”. Some of the most experienced game shots in the land are in awe of both the speed and precision of the clays sent off stands such as The Times Tower and the famous J&B Grouse Stand. All these aspects are the responsibility of Mike , who is truly outstanding in his pride and commitment to the grounds and the presentation of targets.
Harry joined the Royal Berkshire team in Autumn 2018 and already plays an important part within our busy grounds team. Having grown up attending shoots from an early age and loving everything about the industry, he is looking forward to lots of exciting events on the grounds in Pangbourne as well as trapping on our Really Wild Simulated Days.
Jodi is our newest recruit having recently left college. Jodi is taking a GAP year to work with us before starting his chosen career in Marine Engineering.
Calibre Club Concierge &
Client Services Co-ordinator
Since Wendy joined us in October 2013, she has been thoroughly enjoying the new challenges that the clay shooting world has thrown at her. Whilst still often found in Reception, Wendy has now taken on the challenge of looking after our beautiful Lodge and making sure that all of our guests are well looked after when they visit us. She does this alongside her role in the Calibre Club, where as well as making sure our Members have everything they need, she is enjoying introducing new members to the many benefits the Club has to offer.
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Sporting Agency Co-ordinator
Leo was part of the Royal Berkshire’s founding team in 1991.
In 2011, she returned to co-ordinate the Sporting Agency under the direction of Gordon Robinson. It’s great to have her back!
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01491 672 900
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Events & Marketing Manager
With several years of Event Management experience under her belt before joining us at the start of 2015, Katie is the person to speak to about Corporate Invitation Days and Charity Shoots as well as Really Wild Clay Days. Be assured that your event will be in safe hands and that she will be there to take care of every detail be it before the day or during the event itself.
Katie is also the point of contact for all marketing and advertising enquiries.
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Receptionist and Events Assistant
Amber joined us in 2017 and looks after the very busy Royal Berkshire diary. Amber can be found looking after a variety of private clients and groups as well as assisting with the organisation of Really Wild Clay Days, Charity Shoots and Social Shoots.
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Receptionist and Events Assistant
Georgie joined us at the end of September 2019, to cover Reception whilst Amber is on Maternity Leave and has quickly become a highly valued member of the Team.
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Gun Room & Retail Manager
After many years in the gun trade, Alastair joined the Royal Berkshire team earlier this year. Alastair brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge and now manages the Gun Room and retail departments. Whether you wish to purchase a gun or rifle, ammunition, shooting equipment, to organise a gun service, or if you just require some expert advice, Alastair would be more than happy to help.
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Gun Room Retail Assistant
Mikey has been in the gun trade for many years and has recently joined the team at Royal Berkshire, assisting Alastair in the Gun Room. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, with a particular interest in shotguns. Mikey previously worked at William Evans, dealing with all of the gun repairs and servicing.
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Country Store Retail Manager
Everyone who has visited our beautiful Country Store has been impressed by the layout and variety of brands available and this is down to Jessica. She has a strong desire to showcase local and unusual products alongside a range of well-known country clothing brands such as Purdey, Schoffel and Le Chameau. Jessica is determined to make sure that a visit to the Royal Berkshire Country Store becomes everyone’s favourite shopping experience!
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Melanie assists Jessica in running our Country Store. She can be found here on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Melanie lives locally and enjoys country pursuits including horse riding.
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Jackie Nixon is the Group Financial Controller, looking after the Shooting School, Really Wild Clay Company, our Sporting Agency and our two Shops.
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Junita Roberts joined our Accounts Department in January, to assist Jackie with all things financial and is enjoying learning all about the shooting world.
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