John was born into a farming family and grew up in a world of shotguns, rifles and shooting. In his early years he was a serious competition shooter specialising in ‘English Sporting but now concentrates on his rifle and game shooting.

Beginning as a part-time instructor he turned professional in January of 2003 and joined Holland & Holland in 2007; after more than 50 years of shooting experience he enjoys nothing more than passing on his skills and expertise to the next generation

John qualified as a member of APSI (Association of Professional Shooting Instructors) in 2010 and is also a member of BASC and the CPSA