Mark Jones is happiest when hosting awards, conferences & sportsmen’s dinners as they're his specialist subjects! He's compèred countless events worldwide; awards, summits, live TV shows, fundraisers & more. He even fronted a ‘sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops’ tour across war-torn Kosovo & hosted 'Crufts', at Birmingham’s NEC arena!
In just one year, Mark appeared in Brunei, made 3 trips (coast to coast) to the USA, plus events in Portugal x2, Malaysia, Germany x2, Switzerland x2 & Hungary... and hosted dozens of events across the UK.
Mark annually hosts Manchester United’s Player-of-the-Year awards, amongst others; he’s been MC for Sky Sports' Masters since 2001, hosting their televised tournaments across the UK, plus those in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur (twice), Brunei & Macau, China. He presented the live TV interviews too. Mark has also covered Rugby League & cricket, featuring on Channel 4 & Sky Sports on the ODIs, Test Matches & County games & he conducted the TV interviews.
In 2001, Mark was close (much, much too close) to New York's Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks. He spent the rest of the day as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the Emergency Services, & reported ‘live’ from Ground Zero for UK radio.
Mark Jones is almost unrivalled as one of the UK's top radio presenters. He made his name at Liverpool's Radio City during their illustrious heyday, became a Sony® award-winner for hosting Michael Jackson’s Aintree concert, entertaining the 125,000 crowd. He was often voted ‘Presenter of the month', and he received many accolades from the Variety Club of GB, (Mark is a Barker). He's covered Man Utd, Celtic & Liverpool’s pre-season US tours for radio, and he spread his experienced wings (& tonsils) featuring on American radio stations in Champaign, IL where he also hosted the American Heart Association's black-tie fundraising dinners.
Mark has written & published several books, including the best-selling ‘Mark Jones’ Birthday Book’, which became the definitive UK Radio reference book.
Industry Expertise (3)
Areas of Expertise (4)
Sony (Radio) Award (professional)
'Best Outside Broadcast' for hosting the the 'Biggest Solo Concert In History', (125,000+ in the audience) Michael Jackson's Aintree Racecourse Concert, September 1988.
Regional Radio Presenter of the Year (professional)
Voted 'Regional Radio Presenter of the Year' by Radio Magazine (UK)
Barker, Variety Club of Great Britain (professional)
Mark has been a Barker in the Variety Club of Great Britain for over 25 years.
Mathew Street Music Festival, Liverpool, UK (professional)
Mark has hosted the main stage of the Mathew Street Music Festival (with crowds regularly in excess of 55,000) for over 20 years.
Sky Sports Masters Football (professional)
Mark has been the live MC for all the live televised Masters Football on Sky Sports TV since 2001.
He covered hosted their events in all of the UK's major arenas and their Dubai, China, Malaysia and Brunei tournaments too.
He also presented all the live TV interviews for the events.
Live cricket on Sky Sports (professional)
Mark was live host of all the live ODI, Internationals and county games throughout the UK for several seasons.
He also conducted the live TV interviews with the likes of Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Michael Holding and the late, great Richie Benaud.
Chetham's Hospital School (now Chetham's School of Music) Manchester, UK: ...
- Variety Club of Great Britain
- Institute of Advanced Motorists
Victoria Ferguson, Event organiser | GDS International Ltd., European Summit Series, 2011 (Berlin/Geneva/Budapest/Lisbon/Wiesbaden)
Victoria hired Mark as a Master of Ceremonies in 2011 and hired him more than once.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, On Time
“It's always a pleasure to work with pleasant, professional organised people. Mark hosted several European Business Summits I was running for GDS International in Geneva, Switzerland, Budapest, Hungary, Lisbon, Portugal and Berlin & Wiesbaden in Germany.
Mark was extremely personable, flexible and knowledgeable and was integral in making each summit a success.
I recommend him extremely highly as a Master Of Ceremonies and found him a delight to work with.” January 8, 2012
Steve Atkins, Managing Director | Contactless Technology Awards, London Tower Bridge Hilton
“Mark has acted as Master of Ceremonies/Compere at our last few Contactless Technology Award shows. I have found him to be personable, funny, entertaining and professional. More than that, he can work the room and keep the show running smoothly and on time. I would thoroughly recommend Mark to anyone looking for an professional compere for their event.” April 18, 2011
Stuart Hopwood, Managing Director | Lingua Franca International Ltd.
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity
“Mark created and delivered a great presentation throughout a VIP Awards Dinner in September 2010. Can't say enough THANK YOUs for his brilliant support during a very challenging evening. Certainly look forward to working with Mark again - a true professional and an absolutely great guy. Above all, my client was also grateful and appreciative of my choice, so again, well done and a big THANK YOU. February 22, 2011
Karen Brindley, Managing Director | Krowne Communications (UK) Ltd.
"…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. [Our sponsors] Visa loved it …and that's the main thing…!
Maria Valentine, Managing Director | Yellow Fish Agency, Brighton
A very big thank you for all for your hard work at our event. [the 2015 Highways Electrical Association awards at Celtic Manor].
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.
Event Appearances (1)
Countless events across the UK & worldwide.
Too many to list here! See: http://www.MCmarkjones.com ...for events all over Europe, UK, USA, Malaysia, Brunei, China...
Sample Talks (1)
Master of Ceremonies, Host, Event Compère, Moderator, Facilitator, Auctioneer, Announcer
Master of Ceremonies, Event Host, Compere, Compère, Moderator, Facilitator, Auctioneer, Announcer