With just hours left to submit your trade nominations, we meet the judges for the 2021 Great British Shooting Awards
You have until 23:59pm tonight to submit your trade nominations. To do so, just follow the link below: https://www.futureevents.uk/gbsa-nominations/begin
Sam Carlisle is the head of shooting campaigns at the Countryside Alliance. His work primarily involves running political campaigns that promote and defend shooting. He previously worked at DEFRA.
Growing up on a farm in Suffolk that had a heavy emphasis on grey partridge conservation, he has always been aware of the close link between shooting and wildlife.
He is a passionate shot, deer stalker and fly fisherman, and has travelled around the world pursuing these interests.
Find out more at: www.countryside-alliance.org
Simon is the executive director of the Gun Trade Association, protecting, promoting and representing trade interests in the political, licensing and enterprise fields at home and abroad.
Previously he completed a full operational career in the army, spanning everything from advanced gun technologies to information warfare. He was awarded an OBE for developing concepts for the prevention of violent conflict.
He is a deer manager, game shot and has run his own firearms business since 1997 making live-firing bronze cannon.
Find out more at: www.gtaltd.co.uk
Geoff Garrod is a Trustee of the National Gamekeepers Organisation and a former deputy Chairman. Geoff is a well-known gamekeeper and came to prominence decades ago through the pioneering ‘Keepers Diary’ video journals and his regular appearances in the sporting press and The Shooting Show.
In addition to the above Geoff is also Head Keeper at Audley End Estate in Essex. Geoff has been a keeper since leaving school, starting at Six Mile Bottom before moving on to Audley End where has spent the last 27 years with his wife Karen and sons Josh and Justin. Geoff is an accomplished game and clay shot, stalker and fly fisherman.
Find out more at: www.nationalgamekeepers.org.uk
Ian Bell joined the BASC team as Chief Executive in February 2018. A former brigadier in the British Army, he took up the position at BASC at the end of his final deployment as Commander British Forces Germany.
He joined the army in 1983 and later commanded 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. Ian has a life-long passion for fieldsports and first joined BASC as a Young Shot.
He is currently President of the British Forces Germany Game Shooting Association and a long standing member of the Defence Deer Management Organisation.
Find out more at: www.basc.org.uk