Mark Jones
  • Mark Jones
Age:
Over 21
Location:
UK
Interests:
Not many.
Known for:
Ha ha ha!
Experience & Stats:
Testimonials: They were a difficult crowd to please, you did an exceptional job; well done! - HRH Sophie, The Countess of Wessex (at official opening of Aquavale Leisure Complex, Aylesbury, Bucks.) ...we would like to thank you for a brilliant job last night, [hosting the 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 It was a pleasure to work with you last night. The feedback from the awards [you hosted] 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 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 of Sky Sports’ Masters Football Series, including their Dubai, Malaysia, Brunei & China Tournaments) 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 many sportsmen’s dinners - Sean O’Toole, Commercial Manager, Sheffield Wednesday 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 - 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, 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, Presenter, Sky Sports You did a wonderful job hosting the Manchester United Annual dinner - Patrick Harverson, Communications Director, Manchester United FC (now PR for HRH, the Prince of Wales) A very big thank you from us for all of your hard work at our event on Thursday evening. 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 keep in contact and think of you for future events. - Maria Valentine, Yellow Fish Agency, Brighton (about Mark’s hosting of the Highways Electrical Association awards 2015 at Celtic Manor) 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 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 The event last week at Manchester’s MEN Arena for the New York Fire-fighters Dependents’ Appeal was a tremendous success. This was due in no small way to your splendid job as MC for the night - George Almond CBE, County Fire Officer & Chief Executive, Greater Manchester Fire Service I just wanted to say a big thank you again... you did a great job and went down really well. People were queuing up to sing your praises at the end of the evening - Chas Banks, Event Organiser, Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association
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Mark Jones

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Mark Jones happily admits that award ceremonies and sportsmen’s dinners are specialist subjects; in the case of the latter, he gets to meet his heroes, he gets paid, and, (most importantly) he gets fed! Mark has compèred thousands of events over the years, working with many of his sporting heroes, including David Beckham, Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff, Sir Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks, Frank Bruno, Ryan Giggs, Graham Gooch, Gianfanco Zola, Pat Cash, Sir Ian Botham, Sir Alex Ferguson and many, many more. Mark also hosted a very successful ‘sportsmen’s-dinners-for-thetroops’ tour across war-torn Kosovo in 2000 with Alan Ball and Jack Charlton. In 2011 alone, Mark hosted events around the world, including visits to Brunei, the United States (three times), Malaysia, Portugal (twice), Germany (twice), Switzerland (twice) and Hungary, plus dozens of events across the length and breadth of UK. Mark has hosted Manchester United’s and Aston Villa’s Player-of-the-Year awards, and hundreds of other prestigious awards ceremonies, such as the MBNA Football Awards at the Point Conference Centre at Lancashire Cricket Ground. He’s been the regular live MC for the Masters’ Football Series for over a decade, (shown live throughout Europe on Sky Sports) and for the Masters International Tournaments in Dubai, UAE; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (twice); Brunei and Macao, China. During the 2011 South East Asia Tournament, he presented all the live TV interviews too. Mark has often been heard as Everton’s match day announcer at Goodison Park (he’s done Everton, Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers too!) An avid sports fan, (the green on his TV wears out before any other colour) Mark has covered Rugby League too, at World Club Champions St Helens’ ground, Warrington Wolves and all Leeds Rhinos’ home games, plus cricket at Old Trafford for Lancashire CCC’s home games. Mark was featured on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on the ODI cricket Internationals, Test Matches and County games around the UK. He presented the pre-match interviews with cricket legends Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Holding, the late, great Richie Benaud and David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd. He has covered the Manchester United, Celtic and Liverpool FC pre-season American Tours for UK radio, and, in 2001, he was only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center Towers in Manhattan on that fateful 9/11 morning. He spent most of that day right in front of the Towers as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the NYPD and Fire Department rescue services. For the rest of that week, he reported ‘live’ from Ground Zero for UK radio. Mark Jones is one of the most experienced radio presenters in the UK. Starting as a pimply youth in his hometown at BBC Manchester, he graduated to Liverpool’s Radio City and won numerous awards, including a prestigious Sony for his hosting of the Michael Jackson Aintree Racecourse concert, (the ‘biggest solo concert in history’) where he entertained a crowd of over 125,000; he won ‘Regional Presenter of the month’ on several occasions, plus numerous accolades from the Variety Club of Great Britain, where Mark has been Barker for many years. After several very successful years at Century FM (now Smooth FM) where he broadcast on both their North West & East Midlands regional stations, Mark returned to Radio City’s Magic 1548 in Liverpool, to host a daily UK-networked programme. He’s also been heard on Manchester’s Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio). Mark spread his experienced wings (and tonsils) and was heard on American radio stations WEFT and Q-96 in Champaign, Illinois, where he was invited to host the prestigious black-tie 2010 and 2011 American Heart Association Fundraising Dinners (see showreels on website). Not limiting his talents to just radio, Mark has written and published several books, including the best-selling ‘Mark Jones’ Birthday Book’, which became the definitive UK Radio reference book.

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