At E.J. Churchill we have a knowledgable and dedicated team who strive to deliver the very best in customer service and expertise in their field to make your visit unforgettable, whether it be for a shooting lesson, a private event or in the field.
Rob Fenwick – Managing Director
A farmers son from North Yorkshire who has shot all his life. Rob captained his university team to 4 British titles in a row and competitively shot for his country shooting team. In 2002 he won the European Side by Side Championship, and is regularly featured in The Field’s Top 50 Game shots. A passionate shooting and countryman who started at EJ Churchill in 2001 as an events organiser. 18 years on and Rob is still as passionate about growing and developing the business today more than ever.
Jane Fenwick – Head of HR
Jane grew up in North Northumberland on her parents family farm and moved to Buckinghamshire in 2009. Working several years in the mortgage and banking sector, Jane moved into Events Management, arranging weddings and functions and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. Since joining the E.J.Churchill team 9 years ago, Jane has worked in most areas of the business and currently oversees Human Resources and Recruitment. Her interests are running, cycling, photography and interior design.
Annie Chard – Head of Finance
Annie joined the E.J. Churchill team in September 2018. Prior to this Annie spent three years completing her Chartered Accounting qualification in London, before giving up city life to return to the country. Annie first started shooting clays with her Mum as a way of spending some quality time together. Annie has progressed from shooting clays to game and particularly enjoys cooking up the results of a successful day in the field for her friends and family.
Julian Copeman – Shooting Manager
Julian’s interest in shooting started at a young age, having grown up in the Northamptonshire countryside with his fathers involvement in land management. Julian started working in the shooting industry as an under keeper after leaving college before getting involved with a friends fledgling shooting ground. 18 years later having been instrumental in bringing the business forward, he joined E.J. Churchill as Shooting Manager. Julian is a passionate shooter who particularly enjoys rifle shooting and deer stalking, and he is a qualified instructor with over 15 years coaching experience.
Tony Fletcher – Senior Instructor
Tony, known affectionately as ‘Fletch’, picked up a gun as soon as he was big enough to, and has always been heavily involved in game shooting and the countryside. His career spanned 36 years in F1 motor racing, travelling the world with Colin Chapman and the Lotus team for 18 of these years. He worked as a mechanic for Mario Andretti, Elio Diangelis, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell among many others. For his last four years with Lotus, Tony was senior mechanic to Ayrton Senna. The next 18 years were spent with Jackie Stewart in his racing team managing the factories and workshops from the early days under the name of Paul Stewart Racing, which later became Stewart Grand Prix. In that time, his boss Jackie Stewart did a lot of shooting and Tony spent a lot of time assisting him in the shooting field which also included looking after senior executives from Blue Chip companies as well as royalty. When time allowed, Tony shot competitively, both nationally and internationally, in clay shooting competitions and gained qualifications in shooting instruction with the BASC. Tony then spent seven years at Sporting Targets in Bedfordshire as Senior Instructor and Operations Manager, taking a particular interest in working with disabled shooters and young shots. In early 2012, Tony received a call from Rob Fenwick offering him a senior instructor role at E.J.Churchill and the rest is history. Tony now enjoys his time here instructing game and clay shooters alike and assisting our game shooting clients, loading and instructing in the field.
Adam Davies – Instructor & Cartridge Specialist
Adam joined E. J. Churchill back in 2005 as a part time caddy and since then he has progressed to one of our full time shooting instructors. Adam has been around game shooting since the age of eight shooting his first rabbit at the age of 11. After training in game and wildlife habitat management and a spell in horticulture, Adam took up the role as Chief Caddy here at E. J. Churchill and has never looked back. His simple but direct approach is a favourite with many clients including seasoned game shooters and to newcomers to the sport. Initially focusing on his passion for game shooting he has progressed to understanding the focus needed to shoot at a competitive level. Adam believes that a flawless core technique is vital to be a successful shot, be it clay or game. Adam also plays a big part in other areas of the business including cartridge sales, course setting, helping run big events and much more.
Sean Bramley – Instructor
Sean was born in Lincolnshire and is the son of a gamekeeper. He is an accomplished clay shooter with British, European and World titles to his name, he has a passion for all field sports, whether it be shooting, fishing or hunting. Sean joined E.J. Churchill full time as head coach in September 2018.
Mike Self – Instructor
Mike’s father can best be described as an urban countryman who instilled in his son a love of the countryside with regular visits to the Chilterns. Mike shot his first clay pigeon as a teenager. Mike returned to clay shooting in his mid-thirties and has travelled to competitions throughout the UK, USA, Russia and Scandinavia. It is fair to say that he has experienced all types of target presentation. He has been associated with E. J. Churchill since 1995 and has been instructing at the ground for over 10 years. He is a CPSA Level 2 Advanced Sporting Coach and is a full member of the Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors (ICSI). Mike’s friendly instruction method is well received by our clay, game and corporate shooting clients. He says “to see the smile on a client’s face as they hit their first clay pigeon or game bird is wonderfully rewarding.”
Graham Kettridge – Instructor
Graham joined E.J.Churchill in 2007 having completed his CPSA instructor training courses. A qualified Civil Engineer, Graham has been shooting clays in his adopted Hampshire since the early 1990’s having introduced many new participants to the sport. Initially instructing on corporate events and working with novice clay shots, he has developed his interest in game shooting and is now a regular in-field instructor on estates all over the UK, as well as a committed and knowledgeable clay shooting coach. With his other main interest of developing young guns, Graham acts as our School Liaison Officer as well as overseeing our ongoing staff training programmes.
Stuart Taylor – Instructor
Stuart joined E.J.Churchill in 2010 after a career as a toolmaker until 2007. A keen clay pigeon shooter and game shot for many years and a member of the County Sporting Team. Stuart has been working as a shooting instructor for 16 years at a well known Gloucestershire shooting school. He is able to instruct the complete beginner right through to the experienced game and clay shot, and is a member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors.
Front of House
Becky Lord – Membership Secretary
Becky grew up in Wiltshire and has always lived in the countryside. She has a great interest in rural crafts and her husband is a game day and lifestyle photographer. Becky joined the team at E.J.Churchill in Autumn 2012 in the new role of Front of House Executive. She now works part time at E.J. Churchill as our Membership Secretary & P.A to our Managing Director Rob Fenwick. Working as an Art Gallery Manager prior to joining the E.J.Churchill team enabled Becky to gain experience in exemplary levels of service to a broad range of clients and VIP individuals. Her interests include baking, photography, art and social media.
Danielle Tillotson – Head of Reception
Danielle joined E. J. Churchill in July 2018 after working for a country estate in Devon. She has a passion for country living and comes from a line of dairy farmers, spending many summers on the family farm, bottle feeding and driving around on the tractor. Danielle is well used to rolling up her sleeves and getting stuck in no matter what the job. She studied Events Management at university and later trained as a florist in Covent Garden. Having worked in the city, the temptation of moving back to the countryside never went away. She has now settled back into the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside.
Jonathan Ward – Shotgun and Rifle Specialist
Jonathan joined our team in 2016 and comes from a family of gunmakers. He has over 21 years of experience in country sports retail. Jonathan is passionate about the gun trade and has in-depth knowledge of the industry and shooting experience at the highest level. Jonathan is an AA CPSA Sporting shot and has won a number of county titles.
Edward Walters – Sporting Agency Manager
Ed joined us during the 2014 season as primary the Sporting Manager, securing the very best sporting days for our clients but also as a shooting instructor. Originally from Oxfordshire, Ed moved to the Ardnamurchan Peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland where shooting, hunting and fishing was a way of life. His passion for shooting started as a young boy, pigeon shooting with his father and joining the beating line.
Ed has been involved in the shooting industry for fifteen years, before joining E.J. Churchill Ed spent the previous years working at another shooting ground as an instructor where he passed his APSI (Association of Professional Shooting Instructors) course. Ed specialises in game shooting instruction, double gunning and in-field instruction. Ed spends over 80 days a season in-field so nobody better to get you ready this coming season.
Sean Scott – International Sporting Manager
Since childhood, Sean has shot and hunted. He is a keen and passionate conservationist and has a diverse understanding of wildlife across the globe. He worked as a lecturer in game and wildlife management at the internationally renowned Sparsholt College, Hampshire for 15 years and has been arranging and guiding hunts in the UK and worldwide since 1986, including dangerous game. He has been a professional shooting instructor since 1988 and continues to teach both in the UK and abroad. Sean has hunted and guided in four of the five continents Africa, Europe, Asia and South and North America including hunts inside the Arctic Circle, on these hunts Sean’s clients have taken many record book class trophies including a number of top five trophies in both Rowland Ward and Safari Club International record books. Sean is a full member of the International Professional Hunters Association, the IPHA is one of the oldest internationally recognised professional hunter’s organisation in the world. Sean is passionate about bird shooting and is involved with many days driven shooting in the UK. He also spends a lot of time partridge shooting in Spain every year, in addition to this Sean is organising and guiding wing shooting in South America and bird shooting safaris in Africa.
James Webster – Operations Manager
James is a Buckinghamshire boy through and through, having lived here nearly all his life. His love for shooting started from an early age, he began beating for a season before being allowed to shoot himself, practicing mainly on pigeons on the Sydmonton Estate. After studying Sport Business Management at university, he began to work in the family’s fly fishing business. However, the lure of the shooting industry was too much, joining the Events department here at West Wycombe. His interests outside shooting are fly fishing and cricket, the latter of which he has played around the world.
Robert Williams – Events Organiser
Born in Reading, Robert has always been keen on the countryside, spending a lot of his time walking in all the national parks in the UK. In the last 5 years Robert has taken his love of the outside out of the UK from walking across Spain on the Camino De Santiago and cycling from the north to the south of New Zealand. Joining in 2018, Robert has 4 years experience in sporting events and excited to grow with E.J. Churchill.
Gemma Tibbles – Head of Retail
Being raised in Shropshire, Gemma, has a deep rooted understanding and passion for the countryside. She started shooting at University, hasn’t looked back since, and has recently taken to rifle shooting. Having worked in country clothing and gun industry for the majority of her career she has great knowledge of the best technical clothing, as well as making sure you look at your absolute best. After joining the E.J. Churchill team back in December 2018, she has some exciting new projects underway as well as growing the already well stocked Country Outfitters.