13 February 2017

Shoot Benchmarking Survey 2016-2017 launched

Shoot BenchmarkingWith the shooting season now over, many shoots will be assessing their performance and reviewing what changes if any could be made before the start of the next season. Savills and the GWCT launch their annual free Shoot Benchmarking Survey, which compares a shoot’s operations against similar shoots, aiding the identification of areas for improvement and refinement. 

In return for completing the survey, contributors will receive a detailed report only available to participants with benchmark figures for small, medium and large sized shoots. 

The survey is open until 7 April 2017, and bespoke reports will be distributed during the summer. 

Some highlights from last year’s survey results include: 

  • Cost per bird put down - £12.86 (excl VAT)
  • Price charged per pheasant - £35 (excl VAT)
  • Beat keepers average pay - £ 16,096 + benefits
  • 69% of shoots have planted woodland in the last 10 years

David Steel Savills Director says, “The survey is now covering its seventh season and each year participant numbers increase as shoot owners and sporting tenants recognise the benefits of benchmarking their own business against others of comparable size” 

Roger Draycott GWCT Head of advisory services comments, “As well providing unrivalled financial management data the shoot benchmarking survey collects important information on the contribution that shoots make to habitat creation and management”.  

To register to participate in this survey please click here or contact David Steel dsteel@savills.com telephone: 01200 411 051.

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