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.
Mark Jones 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.
Entertaining. Experienced. Professional.
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 also received numerous 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 FM), 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 WEFT 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’.
Mark Jones is an experienced, entertaining and professional MC,available to host awards and other events, UK and worldwide.
SPORTSMEN’S DINNER MC
Mark’s hosted countless events in many of the world’s iconic venues, stretching from China to Champaign (Illinois, USA).He regularly fronts events at Old Trafford for Manchester United
“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, at The Guildhall, London
“…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 (…and that’s the main thing…!)”
Karen Brindley, Managing Director, Krowne Communications (UK) Ltd.
“A very big thank you from us 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 keep in contact and 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]
“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, The Pallet Network
“They were a difficult crowd to please, you did an exceptional job! Well done!” HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex[Mark hosted the official opening of Aquavale Leisure Complex, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire]
Travels from: London, UK
Fee range: on request