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For the Central Station debacle and bankruptcy see the bottom of this page: Please note that this information is in the public domain and let this be a warning to others who have dealings with this venue.

The original firm was created way back in 1986 under the auspices of Cage X-Press Industries Group, however since then it has formed into a number of sub divisions including the MA1 Group. A time line of our clubs and progress is found below.

1981: Up the Chuffer opens as a one off promotion, 1000 turned up on the night!

1983: Dungeon Club (Private underground s+m club) opens up in Leicester. Closed 2004 due to venue lease expiring. Buys out The Shed in Leicester.

1986: Cage X-Press Industries formed in Leicester, providing and manufacture of fetish and bondage equipment

2002: MA1 formed, This was a partnership between Cage X-Press Industries and worldskins (Recon). Between the two groups they had events based at The Hoist in London with MA1: Skinheads, Commando, Collateral Damage and MA1: Rubber. Also we were invloved with a number events at Crash, notably 5 Go Sleazy and Skin500 events. Also MA1 was involved with the Rough events held at Factory in Vauxhall and The Fridge in Brixton. After been messed around by the then management of Fire and The Fridge we decided to not to carry on the relationship with them.

2004: CXI takes full control of the MA1 Group. September 2004 we leave The Hoist.

2005-2008: MA1 moves to the old Sports Bar (Renamed the MA1 Bar) at Central Station in Kings Cross and starts a number of events including Spurt and Buff. We also started ClubCP in the basement of Central Station every Thursday then every 2nd and 4th Saturday. Following a number of sucessful nights we ended up opening every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. However during late 2007 and early 2008 the venue was in severe financial trouble to the tune of £358,000.00 (D Wald Insolvency Agents of Wembley dealt with the case). Despite the reports in the press during the latter half of 2008 Central Station lost it's licence due to the insolvency and when the company went insolvent it took the licence with it. It closed it's doors for a month whilst the licence was renewed and re-opened after a lick of paint in November 2008. The old MA1 Bar is now a cafe. Unfortunately the mangagers of Central Station had to copy my names of the club as they have no imagination what so ever and remaned one club albeit with two letters changed.

2007 (July) UKTV starts filming a series of programs called "Extream Pleasures" where Alan Roberts (CEO) is featured in a documantary about the fetish industry, mainly the fantacy kidnapping service.

2008: MA1 moves it's Buff events to Backstreet in Mile End and MA1 holds talks with the owners of Depot/Crash in Vauxhall. After a number of weeks of negotation we finally secured joint ownership of the venue and renamed the venue Union.

2008: ClubCP moves to the new Union venue

2009: Plans are in the making to continue the expansion of MA1 within London culminating in the re-launch of MA1 at Union in February 2009. After an investment of £42K, MA1 transforms Union into the countries' biggest cruise and dance clubs.

2009: (May) MA1 teams with Fitladz to bring a number of new nights to Union.

2010: The consortium that owns Union places the venue on the open market at an asking price of £200,000. MA1 is actively looking for another smaller venue to host events or purchase. We also are looking for another investment of around £30,000.

2010: MA1 sold their share of Union to the management company of Union and the promoters of Nudity for an undisclosed amount.

2010: (September) Club-CP moves back to Backstreet

2010:  (Sept) MA1 takes control of "The Doors" nightclub in Shorditch with two other partners, now called East Bloc.

2011: (Feb) MA1 disposed of their shares in East Bloc, although remains a sleeping partner (The Doors) with a amicable split that suited everyone.

2011: (June) Club CP ends at The Backstreet after 10 years and merges with Hardplay.

2011: (December) MA1 resumes it's shares in East Bloc and remains a full partner.

2012: (June) MA1 hosts “Skinhead” at The Backstreet, very busy!

2012: (July) MA1 part sponsors Naked London Week with Steamworks Sauna, Ted’s Place and

2012: (September) Club CP reopens at East Bloc and proves a huge success

2013: MA1 teams up with Steamworks Sauna and is working on a number of promotions and deals. New Cross Cruise Club formed.

2013: (July) MA1 is looking for future investments in clubs and pubs in the London area and is looking at ventures in Madrid, Spain.

2013: (May) Club-CP goes twice monthly at East Bloc.

2013: (June) MA1 actively pursue the previous owner of Factory (Covert) for monies owed, we win the case and now await a bailiffs notice and court order.

2013 (July) Rumours that The Bacsktreet is closing are untrue. There are no plans for moving or closing the venue unless we are told otherwise. Although Galliard Homes have bought the site and have put in planning permission to demolish the site, this has been rejected twice as of March 2017.

2013: (July) Suited & Booted a night for suited men opens for a one-off at East Bloc.

2014: (July) Club-CP goes weekly at East Bloc

2015: (July) We take shares in a new venue in Camden, North London.

2017: (March) We dispose of our shares in Camden and server all ties with the venue.

2017: (April) S&M becomes joint shareholders of what was Club65 in Vauxhall. Renamed “South Bloc” as in line with The Bloc Group. We win the licence back and reopen the venue in mid March 2017 after a refit. We previously had shares in the venue some years back.

2017 (April) S&M takes shares in a undisclosed deal with a venue in Manchester. Due to confidential nature the venue name will not be disclosed.

Names that are used by Sewell & Marbury are: MA1, Buff, Club CP, Spank Club, Collateral Damage, Filth, Commando, Rudeboyz (Rudeboiz used with permission of Steve Darragh), Black and Gay (BAG), Cell Block, Toolbox, Well 'Ard, Hard n Horny, Starfish, Spurt, Scored!, Squaddies, Trakkeis and Trainers (TNT), Spunk Up, Kidnapped, Hard Helmets, Feet on Friday, Office Boyz, 5 Go Filthy, Big Baby Club, ASBO, Tight Fit, Get Yer Rocks off, Bukkake Party, Bear Party Hell for Leather, Rubber Reunion (from Union nightclub), Cell Block, Hardplay, Tattoo.


Martin Mason and Duncan Irvine may not personally be financially bankrupt, but the same cannot be said of their companies. On the basis of the following, you can decide for yourself whether you think they are morally bankrupt.

Also to dispell any other rumours about their licence for the venue. Here is what really happened so the bit in Boyz about an "Admin error" was total fantacy. The truth is they lost the licence as the limited company went bust...see below.

The Companies House WebCHeck service shows as a matter of public record:

Company no. 03374906 - Central Station (Kings Cross) Ltd - In Liquidation

Company no. 03227408 - Central Station (UK) Ltd - In Liquidation

Company no. 06610206 - Bartie and Hector Ltd

The directors of all 3 are or were Martin Mason and Duncan Irvine

Access WebCHeck from

Company no. 03374906 - Central Station (Kings Cross) Ltd

16/07/2008 - Resolution passed my members agreeing to wind up the company voluntarily and appointing a Liquidator. Company wound up by reason of its liabilities amounting to over £325,000 due to over 20 creditors including Inland Revenue, Customs, NI contributions agency, HSBC, EDF energy, Boyz, QX & MA1 and numerous other suppliers.

21/07/2008 - Judgement given in the Clerkenwell and Shoreditch County Court against the company ordering the company to pay a creditor (MA1 Group) £4,933.00. The claim was not defended (Info. not from Companies House)

21/07/2009 - Liquidator's statement of Receipts and Payments shows total receipts of £22,144.73 realised from sale of company assets 

07/08/2009 - Return of Final Meeting in a Creditors' Voluntary Winding Up

It would be interesting to know what the liquidator's confidential report to Companies House said about the actions of Martin and Duncan as directors.

Company no. 03227408 - Central Station (UK) Ltd

17/12/2008 - In the High Court of Justice, Chanceries Division, the Companies Court ordered that the company be wound up under the provisions of The Insolvency Act 1986 as a result of a petition by The East Public House Ltd. and appointed an Official Receiver. The petition was not contested.

19/01/2009 - Notice of appointment of a Liquidator in Winding Up by the Court

27/05/2009 - HSBC Bank plc gave notice of appointment of Receivers of the property of the company under the powers contained in a legal charge dated 19th February 1997 secured by a fixed charge over the freehold property known as the Central Station Public House, 80 Brunner Road, Walthamstow, E17 7NW

Company no. 06610206 - Bartie and Hector Ltd

03/06/2008 - Martin Mason and Duncan Irvine set up a new operating company - named after Martin's dogs - and continue to pretend that everything is rosy. While avoiding paying any of their creditors apart from a few thousand to HSBC in relation to Kings Cross and paying the Liquidators costs, they find money to open a 'restaurant' and a B&B. (Martin Mason is now a partner in another venue in Northamptonshire, this is in the public domain. But to protect the indentity of his business partner who may or may not of the known about the case, the name of the venue is been witheld as a gesture of goodwill). I hasten to add Martin Mason threatened MA1 with court action as we supposed of damaged his new pub business (a bit rich coming from him after the bankruptcy that almost ruined several other companies including MA1) which my solicitor laughed at as everything is in the public domain in anycase and anyone can ask for the information.

NOTE: There will be an update to this in near future.

26/08/2009 - The annual return is overdue with Companies House. Accounts are not due to be filed until 03/03/2010.

For information on this case please refer to D. Wald Insolvency Agents who dealt with the case. This includes other creditors. Please do NOT contact MA1 as we were only a creditor and had nothing to do with the running of the venue or limited companies. Due to continuing questions over Central Station please refer all your questions to their venue in Kings Cross. We have nothing to do with them or will have anything to do with them in the future.


March 2014: We have been informed that Mason and Co have sorted an amicable “agreement” with their old venue in Northamptonshire. As a gesture of goodwill the venue details are kept private.

If you require details of further details please see the Companies House website and search Bartie and Hector.

MA1 has no connection with Central Station.

This is the legal part of The MA1 Group. This is chronology of the company. Cage Xpress Industries, MA1 and Aromasxpress are part of Sewell and Marbury.