Event host Mark Jones is one of the most experienced radio presenters on-air in the UK.
"What a night! Our sincere thanks for injecting more than a little professionalism into the proceedings, and for running the hugely successful auction. We look forward to working with you again on other events in the future."
Everton Players’ Foundation
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Mark Jones is one of the most experienced radio presenters on-air in the UK. Starting as a pimply youth in his hometown at BBC Manchester, he graduated to Liverpool’s Radio City, lost his pimples …and won several awards. These include a prestigious Sony for his hosting of the Michael Jackson Aintree Racecourse concert, (the ‘biggest solo concert in history’) entertaining a crowd of more than 125,000; he won ‘Regional Presenter of the month’ on numerous occasions, plus accolades from the Variety Club of Great Britain, where Mark has been Barker for many years.
These days, Mark is one of the most sought-after hosts for worldwide conferences, award ceremonies and sporting dinners. Mark has compèred thousands of events over the years, working with many of his sporting heroes; included in the (very) long list are David Beckham, Freddie Flintoff, Matt Le Tissier, Frank Bruno, Sir Richard Hadlee, Ryan Giggs, Sir Ian Botham and dozens with Sir Alex Ferguson. Mark even fronted a very successful “sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops” tour of war-torn Kosovo in 2000 with England’s World Cup winners, Alan Ball and Jack Charlton.
In 2011 alone, Mark has hosted events worldwide, including: Brunei, United States(three times), Malaysia, Portugal (twice), Germany (twice), Switzerland(twice) and Hungary, plus events throughout the UK. Mark has been the regular live MC for the Masters’ Football Series for the past decade, (shown live on Sky Sports) and for the Masters International Tournaments in Dubai, UAE; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Brunei and Macau, China. During a recent South East Asia Tournament, he also presented all the live TV interviews for ESPN. 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 North West Football Awards at the Point Conference Centre at Lancashire Cricket Ground.
Mark was featured on Channel 4 and Sky Sports on the One Day 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, Richie Benaud, and ‘Bumble’, David Lloyd. He has covered the Manchester United and Liverpool FC pre-season American Tours for UK radio, and, in 2001, was only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center Towers in lower Manhattan on that fateful 9/11 morning, wherehe volunteered to help the rescue services and reported ‘live’ from GroundZero for UK radio. After several very successful years at both North West & East Midlands regional Century FM* stations (*now Real Radio), Mark returned to Radio City’s Magic 1548 in Liverpool, to host a networked programme. He’s also heard on Manchester’s Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio). He’s also been heard recently on US radio station W-E-F-T and Q-96 in Central Illinois – where he also hosted the black-tie American Heart Association Fundraising Dinners in Champaign, Illinois, in both 2010 and 2011.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.
"Thanks for a great job. I thought that your hosting of the entire Masters’ series was spot-on!"
Sky Sports Masters Football Series)
"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 to anyone who requires a host."
N & W Lancs. Chamber of Commerce
"May I thank you for your amazing help on the night, which could not have happened without your expertise. We raised around £7500 for British Heart Foundation. I hope to be in touch in the future."
McCarthy & Stone Ltd
"You judged the tone of our awards evening exactly right. We've had a lot of positive feedback about your role as compère."
Warrington Guardian Group
"Everybody thought you where great and I will be looking to use you next year to host all three of our awards presentations."
European Environmental Control plc
"Mark's handling of the raffles and auctions was hilarious, and his topical ad-libs were just right for each event. I would recommend him for forthcoming events"
"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."
Greater Manchester Fire Service.
"With your help all the day / night matches have proved to be an unqualified success with double the crowds we normally attract."
Lancashire County Cricket Club
"Thank you for all your help and support entertaining our guests after another very successful golf day at Rotherham Golf Club. I will be contacting you again next year!"
Cray Valley Structural Resins Limited