David Dade from Brighton, East Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex

David is a long-time beard grower, from age 19, and has sported many styles from Goatee through Franz Josef to Full Beard. Since 1985 he has been 'growing for length', reaching terminal length of 8 ins.(20cm) after only 2 years.

Now retired, David worked for 32 years for BBC Radio as sound engineer and rock music producer. Having competed in 5 World Beard and Moustache Championships, he was chief organiser of the 1st and highly-successful 2012 British Beard & Moustache Championships.

David is also Honorary President, Organiser and Webmaster of The British Beard Club.