Jeremy Wright, QC, Member of Parliament for Kenilworth and Southam, has given his support to the inaugural UK Game Fair, which takes place at the National Agriculture and Exhibition Centre, Stoneleigh, 22 – 24 July.
Mr Wright explains: “Shooting is an integral part of rural life and underpins the social and economic fabric of the countryside. Game management plays an important role not just as a leisure activity, but in promoting biodiversity and generating income and employment. It supports the equivalent of around 70,000 full-time jobs and contributes £2 billion to the rural economy. I will continue to support and protect the right of people to engage in legal shooting activities. I am also proud to support the sport of angling, both in our rivers and the waters surrounding Britain’s inshore fishing communities.”
Wes Stanton, organiser of the UK Game Fair, says: “Our new event is designed to attract those who loved the CLA Game Fair as much as we did before its demise – and to introduce new people to rural pursuits too. Stoneleigh is a brilliant site on which to stage an outdoor show and we’re looking forward to welcoming game fair regulars and keen newcomers alike. Our ticket prices represent great value for money, for individuals, families and groups of friends alike.”
Over 100,000 visitors are expected at this exciting new three-day event, which will focus on shooting, fishing, hunting, gamekeeping, estate management, rural crafts, working dogs and food production, with celebrity chef demonstrations, tastings and competitions.
For tickets or to book a space as an exhibitor, visit www.ukgamefair.com