Mark Jones - Master of Ceremonies - Compere | London(1 Review)
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Mark Jones is a vastly-experienced and entertaining professional Master of Ceremonies who hosts awards, sportsmen's dinners, Q&A’s, fundraisers, conferences and more, throughout the UK and worldwide. In just one 12 month period, Mark took 41 flights (covering 123,00 miles) hosting conferences and awards (and Sky Sports' Master Football Tournaments!) around the globe.
Mark was one of Liverpool’s Radio City’s top presenters (for more years than he cares to quantify) during their illustrious heyday, and he presented breakfast shows at Magic 828 (Leeds), Manchester’s Magic 1152, Great ... Yorkshire Gold/Magic AM (Sheffield-based, Yorkshire-wide) and both of the north west and east Midlands regional Century Radio (now Smooth) UK stations, plus radio stations in the USA.
For over 20 years, Mark has travelled the world hosting prestigious corporate and private events; he's been the live host for Sky Sports’ Masters Football tournaments around the world since 2001; he's appeared in all the UK's major arenas, plus all their International Tournaments in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Macau in China and Brunei.
He also regularly fronts events at Old Trafford for Manchester United.
Mark Jones is happiest hosting awards, sportsmen’s dinners and fundraisers, because they're his specialist subjects! He's compèred countless events around the world, from awards, to conferences, live TV programmes, charity dinners, music events and 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 dozens of events around the UK.
Mark regularly hosts Manchester United’s Player-of-the-Year awards, amongst others. He’s been MC for Sky Sports' Masters Football since 2001, hosting their tournaments across the UK and those in 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, Tests and County matches around the UK, where he presented the televised interviews with Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, David 'Bumble' Lloyd, Michael Holding and the late, great Richie Benaud.
In 2001, Mark was close (much too close, in fact) to New York's Twin Towers during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He spent the rest of the day as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the Emergency Services, and for the rest of the week, reporting ‘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. He's 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), 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.
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Mark Jones works across the UK & Worldwide
Reviews (1 Review)
For the past 20 years, Mark has travelled across the UK and worldwide hosting summits / conferences / awards ceremonies sporting events, etc., and as live MC for all Sky Sports TV Masters Football tournaments, both their UK and International tournaments in the Middle East and Far East.
Mark specialises in award ceremonies / sporting dinners / conferences / fundraisers, where he's very adept and experienced at adding sparkle to scripts (...plus his natural quick wit and ability to adlib) makes for a very entertaining event!
Mark was one of Liverpool’s Radio City’s top presenters (for ... more years than he cares to quantify) during their illustrious heyday; he's also presented breakfast shows at Magic 828 (Leeds), Great Yorkshire Radio network, Manchester’s Magic 1152 and both Century Radio UK regionals (now Smooth), plus radio stations in the USA.
Waaaaay too many to list here...! Here's a few testimonials:
They were a difficult crowd to please, you did an exceptional job! Well done!
HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex (at official opening of Aquavale Leisure Complex, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire).
Mark Jones was excellent as MC, he had the room laughing most of the evening, kept the whole event running to time (something I was particularly worried about) did everything we requested of him and more, so much so we would like to book him again for our event next year... The feedback was extremely complimentary; we have been running th ... is event for 30+ years using various people as MC they all assured me Mark was the best ever...
Kathy McCracken, Admin. Manager, Road Surface Treatments Association, Wolverhampton
Thank you to our wonderful auctioneer @MCmarkjones and to all our bidders!! Staggering amount raised!! [over £50k] Penny Moore, CEO, Hospitality Action Charity, London (at Lancaster Hotel, London).
Thank you very much, it was a great pleasure working with you... you did the job [at The ACC -Arena & Conference Centre- Liverpool] perfectly! Hopefully we’ll meet again in the future...
Jessica Nuttall, Events Manager, HGA Creative Ltd., Manchester.
(2012) 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...
(2016) Nice one Jonesey! You were excellent last evening. So many people said it was the best one yet. Personally I thought it was superb and a lot of that was because of you. You were great...
Chas Banks, Chairman, Manchester United Disabled Supporters’ Association.
…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, 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’ UK, Dubai, Malaysia, Brunei and Chinese Tournaments).
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Mark Jones works across the UK and Worldwide.
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