Charlie from Great Tey, Colchester
Great Tey, Colchester

A Founder member of The British Beard Club, Essex Beardsman Charlie has been bearded since the age of 19. Since he met his wife at the same age she has only seen him clean shaven once - a brief moment of foolishness soon rectified.

Charlie competed in the 2007 WBMC in Brighton, coming equal fourth alongside our illustrious president, soundly beaten by an architecturally inspired German.

Charlie works as a brewing consultant with several Essex microbrewers, and is the creator of many award winning beers, including CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, twice over.