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Mark Jones speaker

Mark Jones

Entertaining, award-winning, experienced Awards Host, MC and Presenter

Mark Jones: Biography highlights

Mark Jones is an entertaining and award-winning Master of Ceremonies and event host. He is available to host awards, black tie events, sportsmen’s dinners, charity fundraisers and more, across the UK and worldwide.

Mark hosts events professionally, with warmth and humour.

Known for:

Authors
TV Presenters and Broadcasters

Based in:

Europe

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography of Mark Jones

Mark Jones has hosted countless events around the world, awards, conferences, ‘live’ TV programmes, fundraisers, concerts, festivals and more. Everything from a successful sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops’ tour in 2000 across war-torn Kosovo with England World Cup winners, to hosting prestigious awards events in Macau, China, Berlin, Cyprus, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur and Lisbon (and many more), even introducing the world-famous dog show ‘Crufts’ at the NEC Arena in Birmingham!

In just one 12-month period, Mark appeared in Brunei, made three trips (coast to coast) across the America, plus events in Malaysia, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and Hungary. A total of 41 flights and over 123,000 miles. In addition, he continued to host dozens of events in the UK.

Mark’s hosted Manchester United’s Player-of-the-Year awards every year since 2002. He was live MC for all Sky Sports’ Masters Football, hosting all their televised arena tournaments across the UK, and in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Brunei and Macau, China. Mark presented the live TV interviews too.

Mark’s also covered Rugby League and cricket, featuring on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on the ODIs, Tests and County games’ live coverage from around the UK, where he presented all the televised interviews with Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Michael Holding and the late, great Richie Benaud.

Mark Jones’ background

In 2001, Mark was much too close (just a few blocks away) from New York’s Twin Towers during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He spent the rest of that day as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the Emergency Services. For the rest of the week, he reported ‘live’ from Ground Zero for UK radio.

Mark 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; he’s a Sony® award-winner for hosting Michael Jackson’s legendary Aintree Racecourse concert (the ‘Biggest Solo Concert in history’), where he entertained the crowd of over 125,000 all day from the stage.

Regularly voted radio ‘Presenter Of The Month’, Mark has also received accolades from the Variety Club of Great Britain, where he’s been a Barker for many years. He covered Manchester United’s, Glasgow Celtic’s and Liverpool FC’s pre-season American tours for UK radio.

After several years broadcasting on the two Century networks (now Smooth Radio), Mark returned to host a daily UK-networked programme on Magic. He was regularly heard on Manchester’s Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio) too. Mark even spread his experienced wings (and tonsils) over to America, featuring on radio stations W-E-F-T and Q-96 in Champaign, Illinois, where he also hosted the American Heart Association’s black-tie fundraising gala dinners in 2010 and 2011, helping to raise record-breaking amounts in the auctions.

Not just limiting his talents to radio and hosting live events, Mark has also written several books, including the best-selling ‘Mark Jones’ Birthday Book’, which became the definitive UK Radio reference book and he appeared in TV’s ‘Cold Feet’, ‘The Forsyte Saga’ and ‘Clocking Off’.

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Available for:

Awards Hosting
Moderating and Emcee

Watch Mark in action

Playlist
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Mark Jones' showreel compilation 2021
Mark Jones' showreel compilation 2021
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Mark Jones hosting the British Sri Lanka Association Awards, 2019
Mark Jones hosting the British Sri Lanka Association Awards, 2019
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Mark Jones - Match of My Life
Mark Jones - Match of My Life
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Mark Jones hosting e3 Business Awards 2018
Mark Jones hosting e3 Business Awards 2018
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MEG Events Ltd., Reading, Berks

Mark Jones was an absolute asset for our event the 2020 Triple H Awards, dedicated to the Hotel Hospitality Sector. A consummate professional: Mark was humorous and inoffensive to our multi-cultural guests [at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel]. He carried out his duties whilst keeping our delegates engaged. As Events Organisers, we will definitely be calling on the services of Mark in the very near future…

Mark Gleed
Director
The Guildhall, London

We owe you a massive thank you – your professionalism and your approach to this challenging evening [at London’s Guildhall, 2019] was incredibly appreciated and you were fabulous on the night. Our clients thought you were fantastic and it takes a lot to get any feedback from them! I really wanted to send a personal thank you as we could not have asked for a better man for the job.

L.W.
Event Organiser
Road Surface Treatments Association, Wolverhampton

Mark Jones was excellent as MC, he had the room laughing most of the evening, kept the whole event running to time… He did everything we requested of him and more, so much so we would like to book him again for our event next year; we have been running this event for over 30 years using various people as MC, they all assured me Mark was the best ever.

Kathy McCracken
Admin. Manager
British Sri Lankan Association, London

(2015) I thought Mark Jones was majestic in his handling and compèring the event. He kept everything moving in a most professional and competent manner. Many other super-expensive high-profile presenters would have stumbled over some of the Sri-Lankan pronunciations and protocols required. Mark did not.

(2016) Thank you for making the BRISLA awards such a success again! Next year’s event is November 14th 2017. Are you free? Please reserve the date.

Dr Zimar Sivardeen
Chairman
Krowne Communications GmbH, Berlin, Germany

…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 loved it…!

Karen Brindley
Managing Director
The Pallet Network

Thank you for doing a great job, the awards were a huge success. How you managed to keep us on time still amazes us! See you next year! #TopMC

Mark Duggan
Managing Director
HGA Creative Ltd., Manchester

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
NetworkShe, The Women In Business Awards

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

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