The Team

The Devon & Cornwall Beard & Moustache Championships are proudly brought to you by:

Mike Wellsbury-Nye: (aka Mr DCBMC) who attended the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Brighton in 2007 and was amazed that his wife agreed he could grow a handlebar moustache. Mike competed at the British Beard & Moustache Championships in 2014 and The Wessex Beardsmen’s Beard & Moustache Competitions in 2015 and 2016, and had a blast every time. Got 3rd place in Business Class at DCBMC 2015, but only because Gareth Haywood’s rubbish at rock, paper, scissors.

Clair Wellsbury-Nye: (aka Mrs DCBMC) who attends Beard & Moustache events with Mike, smiles and nods at most of his ‘brilliant’ ideas, and is using her natural capacity for list-making to make this brilliant idea happen.

Plus the help and support of these marvellous people:

The Blind Pig – original idea and sponsorship by Louis Holland, demon barber of Plymouth

Nik & Colin Bathe – invaluable on-the-day assistance with merchandise and raffle sales

Becky Jones & Brendan Johnson – ideas, inspiration, surprises, and all-round fantastic help

Sadie & Pete Moisan – pitching in to help with random things at short notice

Jake Rowlinson – illustrations

South West Beard Club

This list is in no particular order, and is not exhaustive.