Who makes this happen?

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

Mike Wellsbury-Nye: 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: 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

TamarValleyGirl – event organisation and digital marketing

Nicola Bathe – website hosting and support, plus invaluable on-the-day assistance (along with Mr NB)

Jake Rowlinson – illustration

The Duke of Cornwall Hotel – our fabulous venue and charity real ale bar organisers

Bays Brewery – 2016 charity real ale bar providers

Burlesque in the Basement – entertainment and hosting

Mariner Jack – 2016 prizes (yep, all of ’em!)

South West Beard Club

The Bearded Brethren from Devon

The Wessex Beardsmen

The British Beard Club

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