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