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14 September 2023

As the last heat of summer gives ground to wild autumn winds, the maverick road warrior that is the Right Hand Man is back in the saddle again. PART THREE of the GREAT EXPEDITION 2023 sees our high plains drifter set course for the ancient heart of Europe. All in all, the Great Expedition will cover over 16,000km across 27 countries.

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10 September 2023

And so we conclude Part Two of Great Expedition. The Right Hand Man is riding solo on an epic quest to share the splendour of British gentleman’s grooming in barbershops across 27 nations of Europe…We catch up with the veteran lone ranger, who in one afternoon encounters more wonders, perils and ice creams than most men meet in a lifetime…

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31 August 2023

Captain Fawcett’s Right Hand Man, Richie Finney, has been back in the saddle, a lone wolf, riding his motorcycle solo across europe. why? to showcase the splendour of british gentleman’s grooming in barbershops across 27 nations. will he make it? i should coco! Read on for more tales from the road…

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25 June 2023

As June unfolds to high summer, that intrepid explorer the Right Hand Man is on the road again. PART TWO of the GREAT EXPEDITION 2023 sees the mad fool and his motorcycle take to the majestic highways of northern Europe. Expect old friends, emotional reunions, new faces, hair cuts, beard trims, moustache waxing, barbershop banter...

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19 June 2023

Announcing Captain Fawcett’s scorching Midsummer sale - for 1 week only! 19-25 June 30% CODE: SONOFABEACH. Calling the boys of summer! Yes chaps, you heard it right! Captain Fawcett is giving you a cool 30% off everything in his ENTIRE COLLECTION! But items are available only while stocks last, so make sure you dive in now to secure your favourites!

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16 June 2023

Captain Fawcett is extremely chuffed to win ‘Men’s Grooming Products of the Year’ at the Central England Prestige Awards. The Awards celebrate small and medium-sized enterprises who have proven their success by thriving in their own highly competitive community. I say! The Central England Prestige Awards 2022/23 Guide Is Now Out.

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11 June 2023

The Right Hand Man has set off on an epic motorcycle road trip, covering 16,000km across 24 countries. The journey will be in 3 stages, and began with 10 days in Spain. Various events were planned with host barbershops. The idea is to enjoy reunions with old friends, meet new people and present the brand's products, but above all, to share great moments on Spanish soil! Let's catch up...

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10 May 2023

One Man. Two Wheels. Over 10,000 miles across 24 countries…To celebrate what might just be the greatest road trip of all time, all purchases of two items or more from Captain Fawcett’s Expedition Reserve Signature Series will be despatched with a free souvenir Great Expedition Sticker and Badge. Huzzah! Just add the code FREEGIFT at checkout and your parcel will soon be on the way.

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15 November 2022

Irreverent internet sensation Thomas Benjamin Wilde Esq will return to the delightfully intimate surroundings of Captain Fawcett’s Emporium in King’s Lynn for one of the most popular Christmas events in Norfolk! A good old fashioned knees-up LIVE on Thursday 1st December 2022, doors open 6.45pm. And this time he’s brought his chums!

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19 October 2022

Captain Fawcett is extremely proud to be a new Brand Partner with The Fellowship for British Hairdressing’s Project: MEN. The Fawcett crew was most honoured to be invited to provide wet hair styling products, working alongside other industry leaders and fellow Brand Partners Matakki Scissors and Wahl. What an exciting opportunity...

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12 October 2022

Captain Fawcett Ltd has been flying the flag for West Norfolk on an epic 800 mile motorbike ride across the South of England to raise funds for national children’s charity Make-A-Wish UK. BarbersRide is now in its sixth consecutive year with total funds reaching over £110K. This year along BarbersRide have raised £26K with more donations coming in! 

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21 February 2022

On 1st Feb 2022 artist Vincent Kamp unveiled a new painting at prestigious Mayfair Gallery, The Clarendon. It was specially created to support BarbersRide’s chosen charity, Make-A-Wish. The subject of the work is Pete MacGowan, winner of a unique raffle to sit for a portrait. And Pete happens to have completed his first BarbersRide in 2021 - in his mid-70s.

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07 December 2021

Captain Fawcett was most pleased to welcome Jason Suckley, Chief Executive of the charity Make-A-Wish, to the company HQ last week. Richie Finney, founder and owner of Captain Fawcett Ltd presented Mr Suckley with a cheque for £20K, monies raised during the 2021 road trip BarbersRide, undertaken in support of Make-A-Wish.

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01 December 2021
Not sure what to give your husband for Christmas? Or, indeed, one’s father, boyfriend, chauffeur or trusty valet…Then roll up, roll up and jingle your bally bells for Captain Fawcett is giddy as a school boy to announce a superbly splendiferous seasonal special! 

Yes, indeed my ole chortlers for, the season of merriment, goodwill and flaming ruddy puddings looms large!

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18 November 2021

The UK’s first International Trade Week is here. Huzzah! As an Export Champion, Captain Fawcett is delighted to report on the company’s experience of selling globally in connection with trade industry experts. As his chums will know, Captain Fawcett’s first batch of Moustache Wax was prepared upon the stove of a humble kitchen in a small Norfolk village in England. 

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09 March 2021

Captain Fawcett is simply delighted to announce an extraordinary competition the like of which has never been seen on these pages before! The winner will take delivery of a truly magnificent selection of phenomenal Limited Edition Signed pieces. And when the signature belongs to Dream Theater maestro John Petrucci, one knows one is holding in one’s hands a veritable piece of Rock Music History.

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03 June 2019

“Win an Epic Grooming Kit" with Douglas Laing & Captain Fawcett Ltd. The prize is a an Epic Grooming Kit set containing 1 x Bottle of The Epicurean (70cl), 1 x The Quintessential Grooming Guide for the Modern Gentleman book – handsigned by the Captain, 1 x Big Peat Moustache Wax and 1 x Folding Pocket Comb. There are two sets available. 

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16 May 2019

In its first two years BarbersRide has already raised over £21,000 for charity.  I now present BarbersRide 2019... So in August like-minded motorcycle enthusiasts will assemble once again for an epic journey in support of Make-A-Wish UK, the charity granting life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Who will ride with us? Will you go the distance?

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11 March 2019

Captain Fawcett was delighted to welcome guests from all over the known globe to his simply splendid candle lit soiree this last Saturday evening. It is reported that a superb time was had by all. The Marvellous BarberShop Museum is a personal homage to the tonsorial art.⁠ For thanks to the wonders of 21st century technology, this wonderous collection of Mantiques is now open to all....

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Captain Fawcett's Emporium & Marvellous Barbershop Museum.
Friesian Way, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE30 4JQ United Kingdom

It should be noted that Captain Fawcett and his adventures are a work of wild and fanciful imagination.
Any resemblance between the characters and persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

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