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Did you see us on TV?

BBC2's The Fixer Tuesday 28 February 2012

Alex Polizzi

Did you see us on BBC2’s The Fixer?

If you watched the show, you will have seen what a fabulous time we had at our two re-launch events. Our thanks go to the following people—we couldn’t have done it without you…

Special thanks go to…

Alex Polizzi – The Superstar!

Alex, you were brilliant, frightening at times, but always fair and to the point. Not one to tolerate slackers, you bring out the best of everyone with your charm.

TwoFour Production Team

The hard working team behind the camera who put their heart and soul into everything. Naomi, Chris, James, Dan, Phil & Anthony (and all the others), there were times when we wished your further, but you know we didn’t mean it!


Karl McKeever – Visual Thinking

The brains behind the new shop layout. Karl was great to work with once we’d got over him saying the shop look liked a sex shop! Brendan, and the entire team worked so hard to complete the Visual Merchandising look, and are still giving us great advice. Thanks to all of you!

Brett Ranson – BR Home Improvements

/ 07515 856971

Brett, you worked so hard to get the shop make over completed on time, even when we added to your workload. First class work, as usual - Thanks for going beyond what you needed to do.


Colin Higton - Hullabaloo Creative Design Agency

Colin’s company helped to produce the fantastic new logo and graphics in the shop branding but more importantly, stepped in when our existing website development team were unable to put the new branding together to make the brand cohesive throughout. I cannot thank Colin enough for literally ‘pulling the rabbit out of the hat’ and producing a miracle in a very small window of time.

Find out how they did it

Mark Tracey -

Mark’s company Love 2 Print is based in South Woodham Ferrers pulled out all the stops in getting our new red uniforms printed in time for the re-launch party.

Stuart Gooch - Accelerate Graphics

Stuart, and his team produced our fantastic new corporate packs, funky business cards and stationery in very little time. They grasped the concept immediately and the results were outstanding.

Basildon Council

(especially Mayor Mo Larkin ) for allowing us to put on the Basildon town Centre Event


Graham Nash aka Elton John

Graham was just fantastic as Elton John, he even came with his Grand Piano! His performance throughout was professional and we would highly recommend him. He was so good on the night, he was taking bookings for other functions!

Chloe Lloyd

Chloe was part of the entertainment team at Basildon Town Centre and really wowed the crowds with her superb hula hoop display. Take a look at her show reel – it shows off her skills far better than me trying to describe exactly what she was doing. Chloe, we really appreciate that you had quite a journey, on your own, carrying all those hoops, thanks again so much!


Heart Essex FM

Heart supplied Heart Angels to add to the mix at Basildon, and then the girls came back to the shop to enjoy the rest of the fun with Martin & Sue, from The Morning Crew. Thanks to Heart Essex for supporting us!

David Stallard - DuckDuck Billboards

The duck ducks looked great as they travelled (very slowly) around Basildon advertising the free entertainment planned for later that day. A novel way to advertise, we'd definitely use them again!

The Perfect Party People

The Perfect Party People supply the perfect party entertainment you could wish for. Nicky Trix was fantastic at the launch in Basildon. With kids entertainers from Mr. Happy & Papalarney to adult close up magicians. They were awesome.


Bespoke Catering

Bespoke Catering produced the most magnificent food on the re-launch night. The compliments that we had were just fantastic. Not only did they have to set up an outside kitchen in a very tight area, they produced hot food all night long and it was delicious!


Richard Palmer - Toastmaster, DJ & Fire Breather

Richard is a multi talented entertainer. During the Basildon event Richard acted as a professional toastmaster, introducing acts and keeping the event running smoothly. Back at the shop, as well as introducing acts, he set up his music system and working with Elton, & Richard they kept our guests entertained all night. And then, as his party piece he demonstrated his skills as a fire breather. What a true star!

Kelly Went - Kelly Went Dance Company

07831 497435

Entertaining the crowds with her dance group of 2 boys & 10 girls. The children, all aged between 9 & 14 years danced to hits such as Thriller & The Time Warp (ideal for a Halloween night!). We thank everyone for giving up their chance to go ‘Trick or Treating’ - you were all brilliant!


Darren Veitch – Essex Mobile DJ

07867 877815

Darren was fabulous in Basildon Town Centre and a real trouper as he had to carry his equipment quite some way. Playing some great tracks, getting the crowd in the mood for a good party on this Halloween night. Darren worked really well with the other entertainers and is someone we would highly recommend.

Face Painters – The Face Wizards Academy – Lauren Jackson and Liz Bylett

Both the children and adults were left amazed by the fantastic face painting Lauren and Liz created. I had my face painted, it looked amazing up until the tears after we said bye to Alex!

Andrew Watson – Carpet Supplier

01621 784274

Weston Electrical Services Ltd

The Models

These are all models who helped out on the launch night:

Tom Fenn, Scott Luxton, Ben Parmenter, Paul Farndell and Marie Allcorn, Paul Wilson, Jamie Hutchins, Danielle Wiseman, Shirley Burden, Sue Watts, Jodie Watts, Paul Bailey, Georgia Ranson, Maisie Marriner, Jessica Brown

And of course all our wonderful staff who stayed behind to help.

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