Shooting range in Northampton latest to receive funding from council’s grant scheme

Councillor Tim Hadland with Gordon Gaze, owner of OnTarget, which is one of the latest firms to receive funding form the council's business improvement scheme.
Councillor Tim Hadland with Gordon Gaze, owner of OnTarget, which is one of the latest firms to receive funding form the council's business improvement scheme.

Northampton now boasts one of the best indoor shooting ranges in the country according to the borough council, after the authority awarded a new leisure spot £10,000.

OnTarget based at Osyth Close, Brackmills, is among the latest group of businesses to receive funding from the council’s Business Incentive Scheme.

The recently opened range has already attracted thousands of visitors from across the region, as well as featuring in the publication Airgun World.

The Business Incentive Scheme, has already seen around £75,000 invested in town firms since April.

The borough council’s cabinet member for regeneration, Councillor Tim Hadland, said: “It is great to see someone turn their passion into a thriving business.

“Gordon (the owner) has seen there is a gap in the market and a business opportunity.

“With the council’s help he has been able to invest in the latest technology and equipment to make Northampton a destination for the large number of people who enjoy shooting airguns.”

Owner Gordon Gaze said: “We already have almost 100 members, and regularly have people visit from London and across the midlands.”

The council says the business incentive scheme has unlocked more than £1 million in private sector investment and created 50 new jobs in Northampton over the last three months.

To find out more about the OnTarget indoor air gun shooting range visit www.ontargetrange.co.uk

For more information about the Business Incentive Scheme, or to find out how to apply for funding contact Northampton Borough Council’s regeneration team on 01604 837078 or email jdale@northampton.gov.uk.