Mark Jones has rubbed shoulders with the stars! He has turned his hand -and wonderful voice- to many skills, including Master of Ceremonies/Compere/Host/Quiz Master/Facilitator; perfect for any event where speakers need to be introduced appropriately.
Mark Jones (Master of Ceremonies)'s Biography
* Top Rate Master of Ceremonies;
* Especially experienced in Sports and Awards ceremonies;
* Fantastic experience with hundreds of High Profile Stars;
* An unflappable and warm professional.
Mark Jones would happily admit that Sportsmen's dinners and award ceremonies are his specialist subjects; he gets to meet his heroes, gets paid, and, most importantly, he gets fed. Mark has fronted hundreds of events over the years, working with many sporting idols; David Beckham, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff, Frank Bruno, Gianfranco Zola, Ian Botham, and Sir Alex Ferguson. He hosted a very successful “sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops” tour of war-torn Kosovo in 2000 with Alan Ball, MBE and Jack Charlton, OBE. He recently completed a 'European tour' where he hosted a series of high-profile summit conferences.
Mark has been the regular host for the past 10 years for the Masters’ Football Series, including their Macau, China, Brunei and Malaysian tournaments (shown live on Sky Sports) and he regularly hosts the Manchester United Player-of-the-Year awards plus numerous other prestigious awards ceremonies, corporate events, black-tie charity fundraisers and golf days, etc., throughout the UK (and Worldwide), including CRUFTS at the NEC! He’s covered Man Utd and Liverpool American pre-season Tours for UK radio.
Mark reported "live" from Ground Zero for UK radio; he was only a few blocks away when the planes hit the Towers. He reported 'live' for several days after the event..
Mark Jones is also one of the most experienced radio presenters currently on-air in the UK. Starting as a pimply youth in his hometown at BBC Radio Manchester, he graduated to Liverpool's Radio City, lost his pimples and won several awards, including a prestigious Sony nomination for his hosting of Michael Jackson's Aintree Racecourse concert, (the "biggest solo concert in history") entertaining the crowd of over 125,000. After several very successful years at NW regional station, Century FM, Mark returned to Radio City’s Magic 1548 in Liverpool, and often hosts a daily UK-networked show on the Magic Network; plus he’s regularly heard on Manchester's Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio).
Not limiting his talents to radio, Mark has written and published several books, including the "Mark Jones’ Birthday Book"; the best seller that became the definitive UK Radio reference book.
An avid sports fan, (the colour green on his TV wears out first) Mark has been seen on the pitch presenting pre-match entertainment at both Liverpool and Everton FC, and spent several seasons at Tranmere Rovers. Mark has featured on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on cricket’s ODI’s, Test Matches and County games around the UK. He presented pre-match interviews with the likes of Botham, Gower, Holding, Richie Benaud and David “Bumble” Lloyd. Mark has recently been the man-on-the-pitch-with-a-microphone at Goodison Park for Everton’s home games, plus Knowsley Road, home of World Club Champions, St Helens RLFC, Leeds Rhinos’ games at Headingley, and has often been seen at Old Trafford Cricket Ground for Lancashire CCC’s home games.
Award ceremonies/ business conferences/ product launches, etc.
For an award ceremony or business conference to succeed and be memorable, scripts need to be preprared in advance and then personalised for each specific event. Mark Jones has vast experience of hosting (and scripting) these events throughout the UK and Worldwide, his scriptwriting adds personalised 'colour' the event event. Take a look at the list of testimonials from satisfied clients! A fee will be incurred for the extra preparation; please ask your agent for more details.
A Selection of Testimonials...
"They were a difficult crowd to please, you did an exceptional job; well done."
H.R.H. Sophie, Countess of Wessex (at the official opening of the Aquavale Leisure Complex in Aylesbury, Bucks.)
"Thanks for a great job. I thought that your hosting of the entire Masters’ series was spot-on!"
Steve Black, Director, Masters Football (Mark is regular host for the live Sky Sports Masters Football Series)
“May I thank you for your amazing help on the night, which could not have happened without your expertise. We raised around £7500 for British Heart Foundation. I hope to be in touch in the future.”
Andrew Charlett, Commercial Manager, McCarthy & Stone Ltd.
"You judged the tone of our awards evening exactly right. We've had a lot of positive feedback about your role as compère."
Janette Bolton, Event Manager, Warrington Guardian Group
"What a night! Our sincere thanks for injecting more than a little professionalism into the proceedings, and for running the hugely successful auction. We look forward to working with you again on other events in the future" Steve Milne, Trustee, Everton Former Players’ Foundation
"One of the best and funniest compères we've ever had at any of our many sportsmen's dinners" Sean O'Toole, Commercial Manager, Sheffield Weds. FC
"I wanted to say a huge thank you. You were absolutely brilliant! You managed to keep it all together perfectly and were extremely professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who requires a host" Mark Whittle, Events Manager, N & W Lancs. Chamber of Commerce
"Many thanks for hosting our Golf day at Royal Birkdale. The event was a great success, I hope the first of many…"
Lucy Fenwick, Fundraising Manager, Liverpool Cardiothoracic Centre
"Thank you for making the whole evening come together as well as it did"
Kelly Morgan, HR Manager, QVC
"Everybody thought you where great and I will be looking to use you next year to host all three of our awards presentations"
John Honeyball, Director, European Environmental Control plc
"[Mark's] handling of the raffles and auctions was hilarious, and his topical ad-libs were just right for each event. I would recommend him for forthcoming events” Steve Banyard, Presenter, Sky Sports
"You did a wonderful job hosting the Manchester United Disabled Supporters' Association Annual dinner"
Patrick Harverson, Communications Director, Manchester United FC (**now PR for HRH, The Prince of Wales)
"Thank you for your supporting our Autumn Ball; your presence there was very much appreciated and added the success of the evening. I will shortly be working on future events, and would welcome a continued partnership or the future"
Sheila Roche, Fundraising Manager, Merseyside Society for Deaf People
"With your help all the day / night matches have proved to be an unqualified success with double the crowds we normally attract"
Gareth Moores, Sales & Marketing Manager, Lancashire County Cricket Club