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Mark Jones Host Presenter and Master of Ceremonies

"Mark Jones is a vastly-experienced Master of Ceremonies for awards, sporting dinners, fundraisers, conferences... and more!"

Mark Jones is a professional, hugely-experienced Master of Ceremonies, who worked at Radio City in Liverpool (for more years than he cares to quantify) and other top radio stations in the UK and USA. 

Mark Jones hosts events throughout the UK and Worldwide, fronting events in China, Brunei, United States (three times), Malaysia (twice), Portugal (twice), Germany (twice), Switzerland (twice), Hungary, Poland and Finland amongst others.

Mark Jones has hosted the Manchester United's and Aston Villa's Player-of-the-Year awards (and many others) and the MBNA Football Awards at the Point Conference Centre at Lancashire Cricket Ground.

Mark Jones hosts the European Contactless Technology awards annually in London since 2007, and the annual UK Electrical Industry events at Celtic Manor for even longer!

Mark Joneshas compèred hundreds of business award ceremonies and innumerable sporting dinners over the years, working with many of his heroes; including David Beckham, Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff, Frank Bruno, Ryan Giggs, Sir Ian Botham and Sir Alex Ferguson. He even fronted a very successful 'sportsmen's-dinners-for-the-troops' tour of war-torn Kosovo in 2000 with England World Cup winners, Alan Ball and Jack Charlton. Mark covered the Manchester United, Celtic and Liverpool FC pre-season American Tours for UK radio.

In 2001, Mark Jones was very close (too close, in fact) to the World Trade Center Towers in Manhattan on the morning of 9/11; he spent the rest of the day as a volunteer for the Salvation Army, helping the NYPD and firefighters. He then reported 'live' from Ground Zero for UK radio for the rest of the week."

Mark Jones Host Presenter and Master of Ceremonies

Mark Jones  Host Presenter and Master of Ceremonies

Mark Jones happily admits award ceremonies and sporting dinners are his specialist subjects; in the case of the latter, he gets to meet his heroes, gets paid, and (more importantly), he gets fed!

 Mark Jones has compèred thousands of events over the years, working with many 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 even hosted a successful ‘sportsmen’s-dinners-for-the-troops’ tour across war-torn Kosovo in 2000 with England World Cup winners Alan Ball and Jack Charlton. In just one 12 month period, Mark hosted events around the world, including visits to Brunei, three visits to the United States, Malaysia, twice to Portugal, Germany and Switzerland, plus Hungary and dozens of events across the length and breadth of the UK.

 Mark Jones  has hosted Manchester United’s & Aston Villa’s Player-of-the-Year awards & hundreds of other prestigious awards ceremonies, such as the MBNA Football Awards at the Point Conference Centre at Lancashire Cricket Ground. He’s been regular live MC for the Masters’ Football Series for over a decade, (shown live throughout Europe on Sky Sports) & for the Masters International Tournaments in Dubai, UAE; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (twice); Brunei & Macao, China. During the 2011 South East Asia Tournament, he also presented all the live TV interviews. Mark Jones has often been heard as Everton’s match day announcer at Goodison Park (he’s done the same for Liverpool and Tranmere Rovers too).

 An avid sports fan, (the green on his TV wears out before any other colour) Mark Jones  has covered Rugby League too, at World Club Champions St Helens’ ground, plus Warrington Wolves and all Leeds Rhinos’ home games, add to that list, 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 and presented all the televised   pre-match interviews with cricket legends Sir Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Holding, the late, great Richie Benaud and ‘Bumble’, David Lloyd.

Mark Jones has covered Manchester United, Celtic and Liverpool’s pre-season American Tours for UK radio; on that fateful morning of 9/11, he was only a few blocks away from the World Trade Center Towers in Lower Manhattan. He spent most of that day in front of the Towers as a Salvation Army volunteer helping the NYPD and NY 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 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 Michael Jackson’s Aintree concert, (the ‘biggest solo concert in history’) where he entertained a crowd of over 125,000. He also hosts the main stage every year at the Mathew Street Music Festival, which has regular attendances of around 300,000. Mark has regularly won ‘Regional Presenter of the month' awards and various 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 Radio), where he broadcast on both their huge North West and their East Midlands regional stations, Mark returned to Radio City’s Magic 1548 in Liverpool, to host a daily UK-networked programme. He’s also heard regularly on Manchester’s Magic 1152 (formerly Piccadilly Radio). Mark Jones even spread his experienced wings (and tonsils) overseas and featured on American radio stations WEFT and Q-96 in Champaign, Illinois, a city where he was invited to host both the 2010 and 2011 black-tie American Heart Association Fundraising Dinners 

Not limiting his talents to just radio, Mark  Jones has written and published several books, including the best-selling ‘Mark Jones’ Birthday Book’, which became the definitive UK Radio reference book.

Mark Jones  Host Presenter and Master of Ceremonies

Well done Mark Jones They were a difficult crowd to please, you did an exceptional job! 

HRH Sophie, Countess of Wessex (at official opening of Aquavale Leisure Complex, Aylesbury, Bucks.) 

Mark Jones - 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 Mark Jones. 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


Mark Jones 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)

Mark Jones 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

Mark Jones - one of the best and funniest compères we’ve ever had at any of our sportsmen’s dinners.

Sean O’Toole, Commercial Manager, Sheffield Wednesday FC

Mark 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 Mark Jones 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

Mark Jones - 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, Sky Sports

Mark Jones - 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)

Mark Jones 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, Managing Director, Yellow Fish Agency, Brighton (about Mark’s hosting of the Highways Electrical Association awards 2015 at Celtic Manor)

Mark Jones 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

Mark Jones 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

Mark Jones 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

Mark Jones 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