MR – Newsletter – December 2018

MR – Newsletter – December 2018
11th December 2018 Grace King

MR.Barbers Newsletter – December 2018

Merry Christmas Everyone!

MR. Awards 2018

Thank you everyone for making the Awards night such a great evening. It was a truly great evening and a testament to everyone who is part of the MR Family.

Well done to all our finalists!

Congratulations to the big winners on the night!

 Progress Award 2018 George Martin
 Best Shop 2018 Ely
 Young Ambassador 2018 Jayden Bayford
 Barber of the Year 2018 Jak Finch
 Young Barber of the Year 2018 Josh Owen
 Ambassador of Year 2018 Yucel Olmezkaya
 Best Apprentice 2018 Joe Brown
 Manager of Year 2018 Jacob Gallally
 Lifetime Achievement Award 2018 Aaron Tokley
 Unsung Hero 2018 Ben Gentilhomme
 Style Icon 2018 Charlie Rawles


Amazing job everyone! Keep up the great work.

Save the date! Next year’s awards will be held on the evening of Sat 23rdNovember, venue TBA.


The Academy continues to go from strength to strength with the college / apprenticeship courses now firmly established and first run of both internal and external courses getting great reactions.

Thanks to all our barbers who have stepped up already to help out with the education. Special mention to Sean, Aaron and Edita for managing a tough Italian crowd!

If you are interested in getting involved on the education side, please contact us!

Guest Educator Josh O.P. 

What a great day everyone had with international educator Josh O.P.

Watch this space for future guest spots.

MR Courses

We have the following internal courses available in Jan at the Cambridge Academy. Courses are £75 per head (normally £150). Get in touch with for more information

Wet Shave Day – 6th January

Fade Day – 29th January

Refresher Day – 9th January

If there is an area of barbering you would really like to improve on, please get in touch and we can set up special courses to help.

MR Experience Day – Barber for a Day

We will be holding a series of fun days for people to experience what it is like to be a barber and to get to learn the basics of Clipper and Scissor work. If you have any customers / friends who might be interested get them to contact

The one day course costs £150, all equipment and lunch provided.

Course dates: January 12th, January 23rd, February 6th, March 3rd, March 27th.

Drugs, Alcohol, Mental Illness and Depression

All of us have been touched at one point in our lives by one of the above, this time of year, more so than any other.

We want to be here to help and there will be a big focus from us in 2019 to support our barbers and our customers who are struggling. We are setting up a working group to explore the best ways to help, if you are interested in getting involved please contact


Congratulations Jak Finch for getting into the BBA Hall of Fame for the second year! Well deserved.

If anyone is interested in entering barbering competitions, please get in touch and we will help you.

Boxing Barbers

We had two mighty Warriors step into the ring this month. Well done to Paul Cook and George Martin for braving the rings and doing MR proud!


St Neots

MR Barbers is coming to ST Neots. The fit out is under way and the new shop should be open in January.


Braintree is Moving!

After the great success of the Braintree shop, Ashton is coming on board as co-owner and we will be moving next door to a much bigger unit. Doors should open in Feb. Welcome aboard Ashton!


Charity Work

We are so pleased to announce that in 2019 we will be partnering with Macmillan Cancer Support to raise in excess of £20,000 for this great charity. We will be holding a series of events across all the shops. If you would like to get involved or have any ideas on money raising events, please get in touch.


On a very gold day in November, Jez, Yucel, Jayden and Maria travelled down to Canary Wharf to help out the Movember team. Some great moustaches and some very cold hands!


Gentlemans Grooming & Lifestyle Show

Is it an army surplus stall? No its MR hitting the Truman Brewery Gentlemans Grooming & Lifestyle show!

Thanks to Ken, Ashley and friends for making the weekend a great success

Mr Morrisons!

Ashley took to the town in November to promote the MR Brand across Loughton.

Here she is cutting hair at the checkout in Morrisons!

Loughton Music Night

Well done Charlie Longman for organising a great live music night at the MR Barbers Loughton. Great turn out and fantastic way of getting new customers aware of the shop.


MR Pop up at the Bishop’s Stortford Christmas Fayre

What a great way to promote the shop as part of the community and the town. Well done Faye!

Help Always Wanted! 

If you are interested in getting more involved in some of the events we run, please get involved, they are always fun and a great way to meet people and learn more about what MR are doing.

Other Announcements 

Congratulations Tom and Jessica Old on getting married!

Congratulations Adam Davidson for also tying the knot!


Our kids are all grown up!

Chelmsford – 1 year old

Bishop’s Stortford – 1 year old

Hitchin – 1 year Old

Loughton – 1 year Old

Stowmarket – 2 years old

Sudbury – 3 years old

Well done everyone.

A Warm Welcome to the MR Family!

A warm welcome to all our new starters below. We wish you all the best with your future at MR and if you need anything at all, do not be afraid of getting in touch!


Jack Palmer – MR Barnet

Charlotte Dunning – MR Ely

Anthony Pasqualin – MR Hitchin

Harry Bird – MR Loughton

Ria Louis – MR Hornchurch

John Fillingham- MR Braintree

Josh Marsh – MR Enfield

Leon Humble – MR Hertford

Harry Clark – MR Saffron Walden

Lydia Richmond– MR Cambridge Hills Rd

Joe Marsh – MR Sudbury

Ollie Norman – MR Bury St Edmunds

Charlie Horton – MR Haverhill

Jade Austin – MR Ely

Spice up your haircut… 

Great feature coming soon, watch this space!

Thanks to Manners, Faye, Jenny and Phylli for making it such a fun day!

A huge mention to Lee Jewes who raised over £2000 for the Forget Me Not suites in Royal Stoke Hospital with his recent Marathon Run. An amazing effort.

Remember, an Apprentice is for life, not just for Christmas…