Judge: Simon Sheffield

Simon SheffieldSimon is an old friend of Mrs DCBMC’s [Oi! Less of the old!] and his dulcet Brummie tones have been heard at many beard and moustache competitions across the country. In his own words…

Simon first got into competitive bearding when he attended the British Beard & Moustache Championships in Bath in 2014, and although he just went to see what it was all about he ended up taking 1st Place in Natural Goatee! He followed this up by with 1st Place in Partial Beard Styled at DCBMC 2015.

Around the Summer of 2015 Simon became involved in Beating Bowels Cancer’s project ‘Me, My Beard, and Why’ to raise awareness for the charity’s Decembeard appeal. This project featured bearded men whose lives have been affected by bowel cancer; Simon had lost his mum to bowel cancer in 1999.

From this Simon became an ambassador for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity Decembeard appeal. He raised almost £3,000 through great things like the Be Beard! competition in Walsall and selling Be Beard! tshirts, but also through foolish things such as shaving off his double award-winning beard.

Simon has re-grown his beard, and within 7 months it got him 2nd Place in Natural Goatee at Beard On! in Derbyshire. He has been put forward to be a Decembeard ambassador again this year, but he won’t shave his beard off again…

Simon is a member of The British Beard Club, is involved with the Black Country Beardsmen, and has a cat.

He also has a wife, the lovely Sharon, but you wouldn’t know that looking at his Facebook photos. It’s all about the cat…