“I'm a true Essex boy, born and bred, though thankfully I don't subscribe to the Essex stereotype. I live in Chelmsford with my beautiful wife Hannah and baby daughter Lily-Bea.
“I have nearly always had facial hair in one shape or form, but things really changed by taking part in Movember 2011.
“From then the transition from moustache to beard was simple - just grow it!
“I took part in BBMC 2012 in Brighton which was an amazing experience and cemented my 'proper' beard growing obsession. I am a proud member of the British Beard Club and equally proud to be an Essex Beardsman.”