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WANTED: Britain’s BEST Best Man

Britain’s BEST Best Man – the hunt is on!

Red7 , June 20, 2017

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This wedding season, help us hunt down Britain’s BEST best man…

Wedding season is upon us! For any mate of a groom-to-be, the honor of being named best man can come with a lot of responsibilities. There’s planning the stag do, choosing the fancy dress options, assisting with wedding plans, beer tasting for the reception (obviously), getting suited up, ensuring the groom ‘makes it to the church on time’, crisis management (dealing with cold feet/ the groom going AWOL) and of course writing THE speech. Getting it all right for the main man is a big deal.

The hunt for Britain's Best Best Man is on!

Grooms across the country are being asked to nominate their best man to be crowned Britain’s BEST Best Man. Maybe he’s the guy who throws a brilliant stag do but never has a party in his name, or he’s stood by several grooms but never made the vow himself. Whatever his story, we want your help to find him! A short list will be created in the run up to the big announcement, offering exclusive stories including photos and best speech quotes from Britain’s Most Eligible Best Men.

It’s a job that takes guts, a high tolerance for brides – ahem – booze, and some tactical planning to make the groom’s big day run smoothly. This season, the hunt is on to find Britain’s BEST Best Man. He’s the one who knows exactly what it takes to plan the ultimate stag party, (which includes just enough embarrassment for the stag as it does memorable fun times), he can juggle a million things to make the day run like a well-oiled machine. Plus, he writes a *mean* speech – witty in all the right places and doesn’t make the bride’s family cringe (always a plus).


For the blokes with the most, here are some of the qualities our judges will be looking for:

  1. Diplomatic – keeping up a united front when the stags are on tour and handing any family/ friend drama on the big day
  2. Organised / has the ability to plan – the stag do!! He can in fact organise a pi$s up in a brewery
  3. Responsible – for actually getting you, the groom, to the wedding on time (and in one piece!)
  4. Loyal – for demonstrating time and time again that he’s your right hand man. Through thick and thin, highs and lows, cold feet and everything, he’s still got your back
  5. Reliable – doing what he says and keeping it together when others are losing it. Every groomsman has to be able to pull things back from the brink of crazy…
  6. Safe hands – you can trust him with those all-important rings!
  7. A sense of humour – he must keep things light, fun and positive even in the face of adversity. Plus, bonus points for hilarious (and good taste) stag pranks
  8. A sense of style – ensuring all groomsmen choose great suits and turn up, well-groomed and looking like ‘husband material’
  9. Stand by your side – even beyond the big day, this guy has got your back and will be there for you in sickness and in health
  10. Gentlemanly/chivalrous tenancies – knows that it’s his duty to escort the maid of honour down the aisle and then return to get the mother of the bride


If your Best Man fits the bill, now’s your chance to give him the credit he’s due by nominating him as Britain’s BEST Best Man.

14 regional finalists will each win a voucher to experience our brand new Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience for a group of 6 people at Lipstick & Gunpowder in Brighton.

The winner from each region will win a one night stay in Brighton for the Best Man and his nominator plus a VIP night out with the ultimate stag, Ian Lucas from Red7, when the national winner will be crowned.

To nominate your Best Man, visit our Facebook post and tag your mate in a comment, including the reason(s) they deserve to win. Entries can be put forward by the bride or groom, and the deadline for submissions is midnight on 21 July 2017. The shortlist will be announced on 4th August and the national finalists will be announced on 29th August, with the winner being crowned on 22nd September. Shortlisted contenders will be asked for further evidence of your best man’s greatness, including photos, speech quotes and videos. Good Luck!

Enter our Facebook competition for a chance to win!

Nominate your right hand man as the BEST Best Man! All you need to do is tag your friend in our Facebook post here and tell us why he deserves to win a Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience. Your group of up to 6 friends (including the Best Man) could WIN the ultimate gent’s pamper experience in Brighton complete with drinks, massages and ‘man’icures, plus VIP club entry!

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What you will win

All finalists (14) will each receive a voucher for a 3-hour Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience at Lipstick & Gunpowder, including drinks and treatments (hair and beard trims for all group members) for a maximum of six people. This voucher will be valid for 12 calendar months. It does not include travel or accommodation. The voucher is only valid with the named finalist in attendance.

All regional winners (7) will also be invited to attend the crowning of Britain’s Best Best Man at an event in Brighton on 22 September. The regional winners plus their nominating groom will stay in Brighton for one night with return travel and accommodation provided by Red7.  All attendees will also win a VIP night out in Brighton with ‘The King of Stags’, Ian Lucas, MD of Red7. Venue admission costs are included in the prize, attendees must cover their own spending money and any additional expenses.

Any regional winners unable to attend on 22 September will forfeit their prize and will receive only the Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience voucher,

All prizes are non-transferrable and there is no cash alternative.

What you need to do

  • Tag your best friend in our ‘Wanted’ Facebook post here and include the reasons why he should win a lads’ day out in his honour. This will automatically enter him in the prize draw. Shortlisted contenders will be asked to submit photos, videos and speech quotes to support their nomination in the second round. You will be contacted via Facebook should your best man win.
  • Make sure you nominate your mate by 27th July 2017. The national shortlist will be announced on Facebook on 4th August. Seven regional winners will be announced on Facebook on 29th August. The overall winner, Britain’s Best Best Man, will be crowned by Ian Lucas in Brighton on 22nd September and announced on Facebook.

Prize Information

  1. Entrants must be 18 years old or over and be a resident of the UK to enter this competition.
  2. The competition is not open to employees and their immediate families of Red7, their agencies or anyone else professionally connected with this competition.
  3. Entrants must also hold a valid UK passport.
  4. The competition begins on the 20 June 2017 and closes on 27 July 2017.
  5. The shortlist will be announced on 4 August 2017, with the regional winners announced on 29 August 2017 and the Best Best Man crowned on 22 September 2017.
  6. There are  prizes to be won: 14 x voucher for Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience for a group of 6 people at Lipstick & Gunpowder in Brighton (one per regional finalist). 7 x one-night stay in Brighton on 22 September plus a VIP night out with Ian Lucas of Red7 including travel and accommodation for the competing Best Man and his nominator (one prize per regional winner). This prize is in addition to the aforementioned voucher.
  7. The prize winner must book the Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience by 15 February 2018.
  8. The experience must be booked through Red7 and the group must consist of a maximum of 6 group members.
  9. The prize is non-transferable and must be claimed and taken by the prize winner only.
  10. If any places are not used, the remaining value will be forfeited.
  11. Any winners unable to attend the event in Brighton on 22 September forfeit that element on their prize and will receive only the Deluxe Gentlemen’s Experience voucher.
  12. The prize winner will be selected based on their nomination reasons and any secondary information (photos or videos) sent in at the second round to support the nomination. All shortlisted entrants will be notified by via Facebook within 10 days of the announcement.
  13. If Red7 is unable to contact any shortlisted contenders prior to the final winner’s announcement, they will not be considered part of the competition.
  14. If Red7 is unable to contact the prize winner within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited. Losing entries will not receive any notification.
  15. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, Red7 reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.
  16. Red7 reserves the right to amend or withdraw this promotion at any time without notice.
  17. In all cases, Red7’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash alternative will be offered in whole or in part.
  18. The prize winner may be required to take part in related publicity or other marketing activity, and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.
  19. By entering this competition all participants accept they may be contacted in the future by Red7 via email with offers and other promotions.
  20. Red7 accepts no liability or responsibility for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.
  21. By entering this promotion all participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions.
  22. All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.

Nominations Stage

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What shouldn’t be shared

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  • Copyrighted / trademarked materials: please don’t upload any photo or content that infringes or might infringe on the rights (e.g. copyright or trademarks) of a third party (i.e. content that contains third party trademarks, logos, insignia, photographs, artwork or graphics)
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  • Illegal Stuff: This one should be obvious, but don’t use this for any unlawful purpose, or for the promotion of illegal activities

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