Spencer Broughton of Leicester has been named as the Midlands’ Best Best Man by leading stag and hen travel expert, Red7, and is now in the running to be crowned the nation’s finest.
Each Best Man had to prove he had gone the extra mile, a test which Spencer passed with flying colours.
Although Spencer almost created a wedding day disaster by accidentally destroying a number of the groomsmen’s buttonholes, he redeemed himself by inviting surprise guests of honour for tortoise loving groom Alex Broughton – a group of Aldabra tortoises, the second largest species in the world. Spencer also ensured that the wedding celebrations went without a further hitch, keeping guests dancing until the small hours and even paying for the bride and groom’s taxi back to their wedding night hotel.
The judges were looking for a Best Man who showed himself to have a host of gentlemanly qualities, from diplomacy to loyalty, as well as a fun and entertaining edge, which Spencer displayed in abundance.
Alongside this, he was chosen as the Midlands’ Best Best Man based on those moments where he went above and beyond for the groom, Alex, as well as glowing feedback from the man himself.
Alex commented: “We had the best day we could have hoped for, and it wouldn’t have been as perfect as it was without my Best Man. Competition or not, he made a quality Best Man. Cheers to you Spence!”
Spencer narrowly pipped Birmingham-based Best Man duo Dale Craig White and Vijay Chauhan to the title. They wowed judges by devising a show stopping first dance routine for the happy couple.
Out of hundreds of entries and tough competition, Spencer is now one of just seven vying for the title of Britain’s Best Best Man.
The final seven will attend a luxury event in Brighton, where Britain’s Best Best Man will be crowned on 22 September.
Ian Lucas, Founder of Red7 commented: “During 20 years in business as the UK’s original specialist hen and stag party travel agent, we have seen the role of the Best Man change significantly. Gone are the days of organising a few pints down the groom’s local and cobbling together a stitch-up speech for the wedding day while nursing a hangover from the night before!
“Today’s Best Man has a big job, but Spencer and his fellow finalists have shown that they really made the role their own.
“Whittling down the entries was a tough task, Spencer has done the Midlands proud and set a fine example of what a Best Man should be. I wish him the best of luck for the final of the competition!”