The APSI Annual General Meeting took place at Lady’s Wood Shooting School on March 25 at 2pm.

AGM’s are typically rather dry affairs, so it was great to see some familiar faces we haven’t seen since Covid disrupted everything. We all enjoyed the pre-meeting lunch and having a good catch-up with old friends.

Sir Bill Wiggin took time off from his busy MP schedule to join us and to let us know how he is fighting for shooting in the House of Commons. He’s a very keen shooting man himself of course, and his commitment to APSI has never wavered since he first joined us, even undertaking a Part One instructor course not so long ago. You are much appreciated, Bill!

Chris Miles announced his retirement from the Treasurer and Company Secretary jobs that he and wife Pam have tackled so efficiently for the past twenty years or more. Good news is he’s not leaving APSI altogether – he will remain as a Director, continuing to represent APSI on the British Shooting Sports Council. For those who may not understand the important work this body does, it is the interface between the shooting fraternity and Government, keeping an ever watchful eye on all proposed legislation that may affect shooters and shooting.

Our new Secretary is Lesley Field, wife of APSI Vice Charman Guy Field. Together they run the very successful Yeaveley Shooting Ground on the edge of the Peak district. Our new Treasurer is Clive Bramley. Many of you will know Clive from the impressive Doveridge Shooting Ground, that he and his family have owned and run for many years. Clive is a GB Olympic Skeet team shooter and besides his treasurer skills he is also, like Lesley, pretty handy around WordPress, the software behind this website!

To conclude, the business of the day was conducted efficiently, we agreed to make a minor but important change to the APSI Articles, and they will appear on this site as soon as they have been processed through Companies House.

So, many thanks to those who attended the AGM, also to those who sent their apologies, and of course to the Board members themselves who give their time unstintingly to keep APSI running smoothly.

With best wishes to all for the year ahead,

Paul Bentley
APSI Chairman