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Retail Armageddon

In December it started to become apparent that a decision had been made to step-up preparations for a no-deal Brexit amid uncertainty over the fate of Theresa May’s proposed exit deal. With only two months until the UK formally withdraws

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Setting the Standard

The major auction houses all had good pre-Christmas sales to round off 2018, from the intimate to the gargantuan. Beginning with Bonhams, who set the bar at the end of November, Jonathan Downs explores how the estimates fared Bonhams, Knightsbridge

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End Of The ISSF Saga?

The ISSF narrowly avoided an uncertain future on 30 November when it elected Vladimir Lisin as its new president. The Russian, formerly head of the European Shooting Confederation, was the preferred candidate of the outgoing president Olegario Vazquez Raña, who

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Staying On Point

‘Rules on buying and selling knives are under review by the Government, with plans afoot to crack down on some items being delivered to customers. But could the changes actually present some terrific opportunities for retailers? Over the last couple

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Flight or Freight?

‘Instead of fostering an environment that enables business to thrive, governments are making running a business more difficult. In years gone by, our concerns with our government were centred on taxes and their regulation of shotgun and firearm ownership. Today,

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Red Alert For Meat

‘It will soon be time to set our New Years resolutions. Some of us will no doubt attempt ‘Dry January’ after a few too many festive drams. Others will be actively trying to burn off the calories from a glut

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Miracle On Watling Street

I don’t do Christmas or New Year resolutions. Nor do I usually announce formal resolutions at any other time of the year. This year, however, I felt the need to make an exception. The media talk of “Deal or No

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Breaking Boundaries

‘The number of women taking part in both clay and game shooting, including grouse, in Scotland has risen steadily over the past few years, breaking the stereotypical male dominated image of country sports. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation

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Prove Me Wrong

‘Gavin Gardiner’s catalogue landed on my desk this week, sporting a Boss 12-bore over & under on the front cover. The gun was made in 1995 and was never collected by the owner; remaining in store since completion and arriving

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Amazon Prime?

‘Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world in area, encompassing some 3.2 million square miles. It ranks fifth in the world by size of population, having 210 million people within its borders. Brazil by area is almost half

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