Sussex Gin Fest Returns! by Matt Rigby

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After the sell-out success of Sussex Gin Fest 2018, McKenzie Associates are delighted to announce that we are working with E3 to bring Sussex Gin Fest back for 2019. Our mission is the same as last year: to bring the best gin that Sussex has to offer for you to try!

Our latest juniper-infused festival will take place in the grounds of the prodigious Borde Hill Garden in Haywards Heath – a stunningly beautiful and botanically rich heritage garden. Sussex Gin Fest will be set in over 200 acres of traditional Sussex parkland.

Sussex Gin Fest 2019 will be opening its gates from 12:00 on Saturday July 13th, and will have a spectacular programme of entertainment throughout the day. There will be music, dancing, and demonstrations on all things gin. Ticket holders will also receive free entry to Borde Hill Garden.

Tickets are on sale now, so click here to get them!

For more information, please visit our website.

Be Our New Graphic Designer by Matt Rigby


E3 Production Ltd is a highly creative Brighton-based company that specialises in delivering standout events for corporate and private clients, as well as events for the third sector.

Initially we are looking for a freelance graphic designer to join us at E3 and work alongside our sister company McKenzie Associates. Whilst freelance to begin with, this position could become a full time post.

We’re looking for someone creative and innovate who can deliver standout design concepts.

In return, you will be part of a highly creative and dynamic group of professionals.

Please email your CV and portfolio to

McKenzie Associates Head to Edinburgh Fringe by Matt Rigby


McKenzie Associates is proud to announce that our client Christopher Wollaton will be taking his fantastic one man play ‘Brawn’ to the world famous Edinburgh Fringe show from the 20th to the 25th of August.

His one man show is a brave, raw, and emotional piece of theatre that focuses on a sole character suffering from body dysmorphic disorder. His serious mental health issues result in an illuminating performance that will stay with the audience for a long time.

In the modern age, young adults are increasingly concerned with the way the look, and social media images do little to help them. 'Brawn' highlights the anxiety felt by a young man surrounded by a culture that is obsessed with self-image, and shows how his obscenely strict gym routine is taking over his life.

Sussex gin fest arrives in brighton! by Matt Rigby


McKenzie Associates are thrilled to announce that we will be sponsoring the main stage at the Sussex Gin Fest happening in Brighton next to the i360 on September 1st and 2nd. 

This juniper-infused endeavour will consist of lots of Sussex gins, artisan food, and plenty of entertainment! Sussex Gin Fest is the perfect way to mark the end of summer with a cocktail or two. There will be live cocktail demonstrations as well as gin tasting, and a free gin-based cocktail on entry! All entertainment for this festival has been sourced by McKenzie Associates, and we are happy to say that The Sundaes will be performing alongside some other special guests. 

So far, five of the best Sussex Gin brands are on board, with more to be announced soon, so why not join us. Premium tickets are available, which will cost just £5 more, and will grant holders a flight on the i360 on the day of the festival.

Tickets are on sale now, and you can purchase them by clicking here!

For more information, please visit the website below:

Family Panto Returns to Brighton! by Matt Rigby


McKenzie Associates is thrilled to announce the return of Brighton Family Panto, and we cannot wait to be involved once again! With a little help from a few magic beans, we’ll be bringing the family magic of panto back to Brighton.

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a panto, so head down to the Hilton Brighton Metropole between the 20th and 29th of December for what promises to be a magical show!

The show will be bigger and better than last year, and we cannot wait for you to see it. We will be doing more dates, more shows, and seating more people than last year. Our performance run will also consist of 19 showings, with Christmas Day excluded. The Christmas Fayre will also be returning for 2018, so head down early and grab a bite to eat, and enjoy a wonderful family day out. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Tickets are on sale now, and you can buy them by clicking here.

Focus 10k by Lukas Wojcik

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McKenzie Associates is proud to be supporting the Focus 10K on behalf of Chailey Heritage Foundation. This 10K race will take place at Borde Hill Garden on June 3rd, and is a fantastic opportunity to run around the beautiful grounds of a wonderful venue. The Chailey Heritage Foundation cares for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs. You can purchase tickets from the link below:

The Sundaes to perform at Brighton Fringe by Lukas Wojcik

Sundaes - Brighton Fringe Festival 2018

The Sundaes are delighted to be returning to Brighton Fringe for one night only with their hit show 'Diva Las Vegas'. In this one hour, show-stopping spectacular The Sundaes pay homage to their favourite divas from Vegas with stunning vocals, a generous scoop of comedy and outrageous costumes. Chocolate, Strawberry and Vanilla Sundae serve up a delightful dish of pure joy in this unmissable extravaganza. It’s like being in Vegas but without the jet lag! 

Don't miss out for a chance to see the Live! Tickets on sale now! 

McKenzie Associates Finish Second in The Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay by Matt Rigby


Not only are we passionate about celebrities, but we're also passionate about running and fundraising. The team from McKenzie Associates achieved their best ever result at The Grand Brighton Half Marathon Corporate Relay. With fierce competition from other teams such as British Airways i360 and The Brighton Academy, McKenzie Associates came a magnificent second overall. From left to right, our team comprised of Paul, Lukas, Gus, Danilo, and Lloyd. 

With the results in, McKenzie Associates were only beaten by The Focus Group, a team comprised of extremely keen runners, and a company who has over 300 employees. At McKenzie Associates, we have a slight size disadvantage, as our entire team is comprised of only 9 (soon to be 10) people. The Focus Group lead the way quite significantly, with a time of 01:26:28, whereas McKenzie finished with a time of 01:43:22.

McKenzie Associates finished the same event in 2017 fifth overall, and with a time of 01:57:59. We are extremely pleased to have moved on to the podium for 2018, and slashed our overall time by almost 15 minutes. Our small team is aiming high, and next year we hope to finish in an even quicker time.

McKenzie Associates were also involved in organising some entertainment for the event, as one of our managed acts ‘The Sundaes’ performed outside The Grand Hotel. We also organised to have people on stilts at the start/finish line greeting the entrants of the Kids Mini-Mile. Overall, the day was a roaring success, as well as a success for McKenzie Associates’ involvement. We look forward to being involved again for 2019.

Competition and business aside, the reason behind organising The Grand Brighton Half Marathon is to raise money for The Sussex Beacon, a magnificent local charity in Brighton that helps men, women, and families living with HIV. McKenzie associates also came second in the fundraising competition, raising a fantastic £925, only bettered by The Focus Group.

McKenzie will return to The Grand Brighton Half Marathon next year, and will once again book a place in The Sussex Beacon Corporate Relay. We hope to out-do ourselves both in terms of overall time and fundraising amount, as The Sussex Beacon is such a wonderful cause. See you on the start line next year!

The Starr Trust Champions Visit McKenzie Associates by Matt Rigby


The world of auditioning can be extremely daunting, especially for people less fortunate than others. At McKenzie Associates, we’re always extremely happy to offer advice and guidance to help people understand how best to present themselves in an audition situation. Last week, some of The Starr Trust Champions came to our office in Palmeria Square to talk about how to pursue their dream careers in show business. It’s always an honour to show people the ropes of our industry, and this was no exception.

Our boardroom was filled with people who all had very different ideas for their career path, including musicians, actors, and an aspiring director. Our session offered help with getting your CV noticed by agents, how to make showreels, and how to choose material to present at auditions. We also helped each of these Starr Trust Champions to identify a unique selling point that would be useful for them when it came to auditions.

The session was hosted by Lukas Wojcik, a director of McKenzie Associates, and Stuart Dawes, an agent with us who has been working in showbiz since he was 7 years old. We would like to thank each and every one of the children who came down to see us. It was a pleasure getting to know you. We would also like to thank Mel Stoner from The Starr Trust for organising the workshop.

The Starr Trust is a wonderful charity based in Brighton which aims to help children ages 10-18 achieve their goals. It does this by offering financial assistance to those less fortunate people who may otherwise lack the monetary means of achieving what they want to achieve. The Starr trust helps children in the BN postcode area of England, but it’s reach is felt far beyond. You can read more about the wonderful work they do on their website.

McKenzie Associates' Brighton Half Marathon Team Are Aiming High. by Matt Rigby

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The Brighton Half Marathon is fast approaching, and next weekend, a team of McKenzie Associates' finest athletes will be taking part in the corporate relay. This will involve 5 people running the race in a relay fashion, with two prizes being awarded. One for the team that finishes first, and a second for the team that has raised the most money. Proceeds from the corporate relay will go towards The Sussex Beacon; a pioneering HIV charity based here in Brighton, and a charity with whom E3 have worked very extensively over the past 5 years.

Starting the relay race will be Lukas Wojcik, who is the director of McKenzie Associates, a sister company to E3. His determination lead the team from McKenzie Associates to win the fundraising medal in the 2017 event; a success he hopes to replicate this time out. Also taking part will be E3’s brilliant graphic designer, Danilo Rainó. Having joined the team in October 2017, he is a comparatively new face at E3, but has nonetheless dived head first in to the challenge of fundraising for the Brighton Half Marathon. The rest of the team at E3 and McKenzie Associates would like to wish the runners good luck, and hope that they achieve their goal of a medal. The event will be held on Sunday, February 25th, 2018.

For those who wish to donate towards the team’s fundraising efforts, you can do so in the JustGiving link below.