Shooting school sold for £8m

Royal Berkshire Shooting School, the clay pigeon shooting and country sports company based in Pangbourne outside Reading, has changed hands for between £7m and £8m. Alex Newman, the former head of mining player Antofagasta’s corporate finance department, has bought the centre from property investor Bryan Richmond-Dodd. Newman said he was planning to plough money into the business and concentrate on its growth, possibly through making acquisitions.