Manchester to get new gun show

Manchester exhibition centre EventCity is to host the British Shooting & Countryman Show on 19-20 September 2020.

Following its cancellation at its Liverpool venue by anti-hunting Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson, several venue owners and management teams contacted the British Shooting Show head office offering their services. “The main problem was that the size of most of these venues were simply too small,” says show organiser John Allison. “However one event operator really did meet all the requirements. EventCity in Manchester has three enormous exhibition halls, all well suited in size and layout for the launch of the British Shooting & Countryman show 2020.”

EventCity, Manchester

The British Shooting & Countryman Show is in addition to the Great British Shooting Show, held each year in February at the NEC Birmingham. The new show in the North of England will see manufacturers and retailers exhibiting, plus a 30-lane indoor airgun range, 24 practical pistol ranges, demonstration areas, and the Fieldsports TV Stage with live broadcasts throughout the show.

The aim of the new September show is to present products for sale that manufacturers and distributors launched at the February show. “The past twelve years has seen the Great British Shooting Show go from strength to strength and is now well established at the NEC Birmingham,” says Allison. “It’s a full-on global trade and retail show with all the companies launching products and with visitors travelling from all over the UK and Europe. 

“September is an ideal time of year for the British Shooting & Countryman show to provide the platform for instant point of sale and really get the ball rolling and products out to the public.”

The three-year deal will see the show taking place on 18-19 September 2021 and 17-18 September 2022.

For more, go to the British Shooting Show website, ShootingShow.co.uk