Name: Tim Smith
Brand name: The Bearded Rapscallion
Where do you live? Leicester
Why did you choose that name for your brand? Rapscallion is an old fashioned word but one I’ve always loved. A few years back I was working for a client and one of his neighbours always use to walk past and stop for a chat. He reminded me of the major from Faulty Towers and he described the clients children as a bunch of Rapscallions. It kind of stayed with me since then.
When did you first start making beard care products? 2014
What is your favourite thing about making and selling beard care products? Both of us love making products, but mainly when you receive great feedback or a message from customers about your products and the brand.
What do you dislike about making and selling beard care? I think the rules and regulations should be stricter regarding cosmetics.
How many hours do you normally spend making beard care in a week? Karen and I both work full-time but spend about 3 hours each night sorting orders and paperwork and make fresh batches of products at the weekends.
Where do you make the beard care products? We have a designated sterile work room specifically to make products in.
What is your favourite product from your brand? The Racketeer & Peaky Blinder Balms And Oils. Also the scent of one Of our Moustache wax’s we are releasing next year.
What one other beard care brand or brand owner do you admire? Captain Fawcett & Mariner Jack both Richie and Dave are great guys to.
What plans do you have for the brand? We have our apparel coming to the store soon and have more plans for next year.
What are your hobbies? I love VW’s & hot/rat rods but haven’t had much time to head to any shows lately. Walking our dogs
Are you married/in a relationship? Karen and I have been together for 12 years.
What motivates you? Setting yourself goals and the sun not so keen on winter.
What are your strengths? Focus & determination
What are your weaknesses? Walking into a room and trying to remember what I went in there for.
When was the last time you were angry? Yesterday
What happened? I find it frustrating when people don’t understand mini roundabouts and just sit there.
If you weren’t making beard care what would you want to do for a job? We both work full-time still but, would be nice to run a bar down in our favourite part of Cornwall.
What were you like in high school? Enjoyed art and design and playing Rugby apart from that hated being stuck in a classroom.
Do you talk much? Depends on the situation and who I’m with
Are you introvert or extrovert? Depends on the situation but I’d say more introvert.
If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why? One of our dogs, they’re very spoilt.
How do you handle stress and pressure? Either go to the gym or walk the dogs both are great for clearing my head.
What’s the stupidest thing you’ve ever done? Too many to list
What’s the best holiday you can imagine? Laying on a beach somewhere listening to music with a drink in my hand.
What is your favourite food? I’m a big bloke too much to choose from
What is your favourite alcoholic drink? Rum, Bourbon, Cider
What is your most proud achievement? Winning player of the year back when I played Rugby.
What is/are your phobias? Me snakes. Karen Spiders.