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Master of Ceremonies/Compere/Host/Auctioneer/Quiz Master/Facilitator; Available for Corporate Events; Sportsmen's Dinners; Private Parties; Awards ceremonies, Music Festivals and so much more!
* Professional, entertaining Master of Ceremonies - UK & worldwide;
* Unrivalled experience with hundreds of high profile stars;
* Vast experience hosting sportsmen’s dinners, business events, fundraisers and awards ceremonies;
* An unflappable and warm entertaining professional MC / compère.
Mark Jones is happiest when hosting awards, conferences and sportsmen’s dinners, because they're his specialist subjects!
He's compèred countless events around the world, from awards, to business summits, live-to-camera Sky Sports & ESPN programmes, fundraisers, concerts and many more. He fronted a successful ‘sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops’ tour in 2000 across war-torn Kosovo with England World Cup winners, and he's even hosted the world-renowned dog show, 'Crufts', at the NEC in Birmingham! In just one 12 month period, Mark appeared in Brunei, made three trips (coast to coast) appearing in the USA, plus trips to host events in Malaysia, Portugal (twice), Germany (twice), Switzerland (twice) and Hungary. This meant 41 flights and over 123,000 miles. In addition to that, he continued to host events in the UK.
Mark annually hosts Manchester United’s Player-of-the-Year awards, amongst others. He’s been MC for Sky Sports' Masters Football since 2001, hosting their televised tournaments across the UK, plus Dubai, Kuala Lumpur (twice), Brunei and Macau in China. He presented all the live TV interviews too. Mark has also covered Rugby League and cricket, featuring on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on the ODIs, Test Matches & County games around the UK, where he conducted the TV interviews with Sir Ian Botham, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, David Gower, Michael Holding and the late, great Richie Benaud.
In 2001, Mark was close (just four blocks away) from New York's Twin Towers during the 9/11 terror attacks. He spent the rest of the day as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the Emergency Services, and for the rest of the week, he also reported ‘live’ from Ground Zero for UK radio.
Mark Jones has unrivalled experience as one of the UK's top radio presenters. He made his name at Liverpool's Radio City during their illustrious heyday, became an award-winner (with a Sony®) for hosting the 'Biggest Solo Concert In History' -Michael Jackson at Aintree racecourse- where he entertained the crowd of over 125,000 all day from the stage. He was regularly voted ‘Presenter of the month' and received many accolades from the Variety Club of Great Britain, where he is a long-standing Barker. Mark covered Manchester United, Celtic and Liverpool’s pre-season American tours for UK radio too. After several successful years broadcasting on the two huge Century FM regional stations (now Smooth Radio), Mark returned to host a daily UK-networked programme. He was regularly heard on Manchester’s Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio) too. He even spread his experienced wings (and tonsils) overseas, and featuring on American radio stations WEFT and Q-96 in Champaign, Illinois, where he also hosted the American Heart Association's black-tie fundraising dinners.
Not limiting his talents to radio, Mark has written and published several books, including the best-selling ‘Mark Jones’ Birthday Book’, which became the definitive UK Radio reference book.
Experienced. Professional. Reliable.
Award ceremonies/ business conferences/ fundraisers / product launches, etc.
For an awards ceremony, fundraiser or business event to succeed and be memorable, scripts need to be prepared in advance and personalised for each event.
Mark Jones has vast experience of hosting (and scripting) these events, throughout the UK and Worldwide; his scriptwriting adds personalised warmth and colour to the evening.
Take a look at the list of testimonials (below) from satisfied clients! A fee will be incurred for the extra preparation (but worth every penny!) Please ask your agent for more details.
…They were a difficult crowd to please, you did an exceptional job! Well done! HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex (at the official opening of Aquavale Leisure Complex, Aylesbury, Bucks.)
...we would like to thank you for a brilliant job last night, [hosting RSTA golf day & awards 2015 at the Belfry] everyone thought you were the best MC we have ever had... Kathy McCracken, Admin. Manager, Road Surface Treatments Association
…You were a pleasure to work with and hopefully we will do it again soon. Alan Lambert, Carita Services, Potters Bar
…a massive thank you for everything you did last night. We raised over £8,000 which we are absolutely delighted with… from the feedback we have been receiving all day, everyone loved it. Vanessa Simmons, The Teenage Cancer Trust
…Thanks for a great job. I thought that your hosting of the entire Masters’ series was spot-on! Steve Black, Director, Masters Football (Mark hosted Sky Sports’ Masters Football, including all their UK, Dubai, Malaysia, Brunei & China Tournaments)
…a big thank you for last night's performance; I think you judged the audience just right as always, and really made the evening special for everyone. [The sponsors] Visa loved it …and that's the main thing…! Karen Brindley, Managing Director, Krowne Communications (UK) Ltd.
…Thank you for doing a great job, the awards were a huge success. How you managed to keep us on time still amazes us! #topMC Mark Duggan, Managing Director, The Pallet Network
…I just wanted to say a big thank you again... you did a great job and went down really well (again!) People were queuing up to sing your praises at the end of the evening. Chas Banks, Event Organiser, Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association
…A very big thank you for all for your hard work at our event. You handled your duties beautifully -and kept to the script– ha ha! It was an absolute pleasure working with you. A very enjoyable evening. We will most definitely think of you for future events. Maria Valentine, Managing Director, Yellow Fish Agency, Brighton (Mark hosted the 2015 Highways Electrical Association awards at Celtic Manor)
…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
…One of the best and funniest compères we’ve ever had at any of our sportsmen’s dinners. Sean O’Toole, Commercial Mgr., Sheffield Wednesday FC
…I wanted to say a huge thank you. You were absolutely brilliant! You managed to keep it all together perfectly [hosting the Chamber of Commerce annual awards dinner] and were extremely professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending you... Mark Whittle, Events Manager, North & West Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
…Everybody thought you were great and I will be looking to use you next year to host all three of our awards presentations. John Honeyball, Managing Director, European Environmental Control plc, Southport
…Your handling of the raffles and auctions was hilarious, and your topical ad-libs were just right for the event. I would certainly recommend you for any forthcoming events... Steve Banyard, Sky Sports Commentator
…Many thanks for hosting the [Liverpool Cardiothoracic Centre] Golf day at Royal Birkdale. The event was a great success. I hope the first of many... Lucy Fenwick, Fundraising Manager, Liverpool Cardiothoracic Centre
…It was a pleasure to work with you last night. The feedback from the awards has been fab and Twitter has been very busy with happy winners and finalists telling the world - so all good. I look forward to being your sidekick again in the future. Ruth Lloyd-Williams, Founder/Director, NetworkShe, The Women In Business Awards
…May I thank you most sincerely for helping promote our charity. Without your generosity we simply wouldn’t be able to function... Jill Maynard, Claire House Children’s Hospice, Wirral
…You did a wonderful job hosting the Manchester United Annual dinner again... Patrick Harverson, Communications Director, Manchester United FC (now PR for HRH, the Prince of Wales).